Harris Broadcast has secured a new DVB-T2 transmission order from Saudi Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) as the country continues its transition to a national network of digital transmitters and satellite services. The latest phase of the ongoing SBC modernisation program will add transmitters to sites in Aded and Yabren, bringing the total number of Harris Broadcast-supported DVB-T2 transmission sites to nine.
Harris Broadcast will supply compact, energy-saving Maxiva ULX (3.4kW) and Maxiva UAX (2kW) UHF transmitters in cooperation with Saudi Arabian dealer and systems integrator First Gulf Company (FGC).
Harris Broadcast will also supply its Videotek MSA multi-stream analysers to enable real-time monitoring of multiple over-the-air channels. Videotek MSA Series analysers enable full testing of compressed video conformance, audio levels and data services — all in a 1RU, space-saving package.
“Harris Broadcast has proven solutions for DVB-T2 transmission and this new order showcases the breadth of our capabilities to support the roll out of country-wide DVB-T2 infrastructure,” commented Said Bacho, vice president of sales and services, Middle East and South Asia at Harris Broadcast.
“We are delighted to work with First Gulf Company and Saudi Broadcasting Corporation to continue this program across Saudi Arabia by using some of our highly efficient DVB-T2 transmitters that help to reduce operating costs, optimize the available broadcast spectrum and ensure real integration throughout the workflow.”
Harris Broadcast and FGC are working together to upgrade these sites with Harris Broadcast DVB-T2 transmitters, along with tower, antenna and electrical upgrades.