Summer Digest: Best of Broadcast
The ATSC3.0 rollout is picking up momentum and it is certainly going to be a priority for broadcasters over the next 18 months. The new standard of course requires new equipment and only a couple of years after the repack and its associated costs, it is vital to ensure that any investment in new hardware drives returns. This guide looked at how to build the necessary ATSC3.0 ready infrastructure and the do’s and don’ts for procurement teams.
One of our most exciting deployments over the past 12 months has been the expansion of the deployment atop One World Trade. Not only are we thrilled to see RFS equipment sitting on one of the most iconic buildings in the world, the deployment also sees a step towards ATSC3.0. The equipment is being used to serve 7.45 million households across the entire New York city area and will enable streaming to mobile devices and additional Next-Gen TV benefits in the future.
This article looked at some of the work RFS has been undertaking with broadcast trials in Brazil. The trials are comparing different types of orthogonal polarization MIMO transmission across four different broadcast standards. Read more about how the technology is not only helping to inform the future of broadcasting by allowing precise, direct comparison within the trials, but also demonstrating what the equipment may need to deliver when we reach the stage of real-world deployments.
This case study was a highlight for a number of reasons. It had to be a very quick roll out due to the urgent need to reach as many students as possible with Arkansas PBS’s Alternative Method of Education (AMI) initiative, which created a state-wide broadcast school environment for students K-12, as a vital service that needed to reach every student in the state. The project moved state-wide coverage from 76% to almost 100% filling in coverage gaps while also futureproofing with ATSC3.0 ready equipment.
As part of our ongoing efforts to assist broadcasters in the move to ATSC3.0 in the US, we worked to deploy RFS equipment on an iconic building within the Chicago skyline. The new RFS broadband antenna will allow continuous broadcast transmission, with future proofing to ensure the equipment can adapt to deliver ATSC 3.0 standards and 5G broadcasting as television continues to evolve.
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