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Korean DTT wants Extra3.0

The Extra3.0 exciter is being used by Korean broadcasters KBS, MBC and SBS as part of a project to upgrade the country’s DVB-T2 transmitters to ATSC 3.0, it has been revealed.

The upgrade is supported by the MSIP (Ministry of Sciences, ICT and Future Planning) and the KCC (Korea Communications Commission) and is intended to allow for the delivery of UHD content, starting with the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

The full transition from HD to UHD is expected to happen in 2025. The TeamCast Extra3.0 exciter is on show at IBC.

Jake BAE, a director at JNS, TeamCast’s Reseller in Korea, said: “As a unique real-time and standalone exciter, Extra3.0 has played a key role here in Korea enabling broadcasters to launch their very first live UHD transmissions over ATSC 3.0.

Now our concern is to support the broadcasters in preparing the network roll-out starting early next year, and to be ready for the Pyeongchang Winter Games in 2018.”

Also at IBC, TeamCast is demonstrating a multi-standard compact Twister exciter that works in PAL, DVB-T and T2, ISDB-T and TB and DTMB.

For satellite transmission the company is showing its end-to-end CID device and a new HTS modulator.