Singapore to launch DVB-T2 trial network in summer 2011

Monday, June 20th, 2011

MEDIA BROADCAST is selected by Media Development Authority of Singapore as technical consultant for the design of digital terrestrial broadcasting trial network based on the DVB-T2 standard

BONN & SINGAPORE — MEDIA BROADCAST GmbH, a company of the TDF Group and Europe’s leading service provider to the broadcast and media industry, has been selected by the Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) to conduct a DVB-T2 technical trial in the city state.

DVB-T2 trial network will be launched in summer 2011

This technical trial sets the groundwork to enable free-to-air digital terrestrial TV reception using the trendsetting DVB-T2 standard. The consultancy study in Singapore is a significant part of MEDIA BROADCAST’s strategy to develop relevant markets in Southeast Asia and to leverage its comprehensive DVB-T2 expertise.

MEDIA BROADCAST will provide technical consultancy to design and manage the technical trial for deriving the suitable T2 transmission modes and technical parameters. From the beginning of August 2011, MEDIA BROADCAST will run a comprehensive trial together with local broadcasters, analyzing the quality of in-house, outdoor and mobile reception to define a best-fit specification of the planned T2 network design.

“MEDIA BROADCAST is a proven expert and leader of DVB-T2 broadcasting technology ready to market. We are glad and proud to support the development of the new Singapore digital terrestrial broadcasting network – currently the most ambitious DVB-T2-network worldwide. After having supported ABU’s (Asian Pacific Union) DVB-T2 demonstration in Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia in spring we are happy to extend our footprint in the region”, MEDIA BROADCAST CEO Bernd Kraus stated. “The cooperation with MDA and partners is a true cornerstone project of our market development in the greater ASEAN region. Based on our longstanding experience, proven excellence in DVB-T2 and German engineering expertise, we will support this network trial to set up a strong basis for a powerful start into the age of digital TV in Singapore.”

Notification: In cooperation with DVB, MEDIA BROADCAST will showcase a DVB-T2 signal using Multiple PLP technology during the upcoming Broadcast Asia 2011 from June 21-24 in Singapore (DVB booth 4F2-06)

More: New digital TV trial to start off in Ang Mo Kio, Bedok (Straits Times)