NEC has been awarded orders for a total of 62 terrestrial DTV transmitters from the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) and five private broadcasting stations. The transmitters will provide DTV coverage of 17 major cities in Korea.
According to the NEC press release NEC Awarded Order for Digital TV Transmitters from Major Korean Broadcasting Stations, with this order NEC has now sold its transmitting system to all of the broadcasting stations in Korea--KBS and thirteen private stations. Korea was one of the first DTV broadcasters in Asia, with the first transmission beginning in October 2001. Korean expects to switch to all digital terrestrial broadcasting in 2010.
The 62 transmitters in the order include 31 pairs of main and backup systems and range in output from 1.0 to 2.5 kW. They include the newest NEC DTV exciter, the DM-3000C.
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