MUNICH—South Korean broadcaster Seoul Broadcasting Systems is laying the groundwork for ATSC 3.0 with the decision to install an SFN-based transmitter network from Rohde & Schwarz with a 1+1 passive reserve configuration. This is intended to help SBS set up a terrestrial TV network across Seoul for broadcasting the 2018 Winter Olympics that will take place in Pyeonchang, South Korea.
The transmitter network includes R&S THU9 liquid-cooled transmitters with 5 kW and 2 kW, and is expected to be operational by November on Kwanak, Namsan, Yongmoon and Gwanggyo Mountains.
SBS had previously used R&S transmitters to conduct SFN trials with the new ATSC 3.0 standard.
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