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Leitch Helps NBC Deploy Digital Weather Tool

NBC has recently deployed the NBC Weather Plus, a digital weather tool, with the help of a Leitch digital turnaround processor (DTP). DTP provides MPEG-2 transport stream switching, branding effects and rate control for an HD and four SD programs. "This approach will ensure the best possible HDTV and NBC Weather
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NBC has recently deployed the NBC Weather Plus, a digital weather tool, with the help of a Leitch digital turnaround processor (DTP).

DTP provides MPEG-2 transport stream switching, branding effects and rate control for an HD and four SD programs.

"This approach will ensure the best possible HDTV and NBC Weather Plus signal to viewers with a highly reliable and replicable system," said Tim Thorsteinson, president/CEO, Leitch.

Leitch NEO and the 6800 aspect ratio converters, frame synchronizers, downstream keyers and distribution amplifiers are included in the baseband signal processing and the NBC Weather Plus system.

Both Videotek and Leitch Panacea routing switchers were also used in the system.

NBC Weather Plus combines national and local weather coverage with live reports, providing 24/7 news about rain, snow, tornadoes and more.