Rohde & Schwarz Installs ATSC 3.0 SFN Transmitter in South Korea

Seoul Broadcasting Systems planning terrestrial TV network of 2018 Winter Olympics

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.

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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.