KBS_exTra3.0 at CES 2016

CES (Las Vegas), January 5, 2016 – TeamCast, the worldwide leader in Terrestrial and Satellite modulation technologies, takes the opportunity of the Consumer Electronic Show event to announce that KBS, the main TV broadcaster in Korea has selected its ATSC 3.0 exciter product.

This new terrestrial exciter designed by TeamCast, so called exTra3.0, is the very first real-time and stand-alone terrestrial TV exciter supporting this new broadcast technology dedicated to transmit Ultra-HD (4K) content. This new standard is foreseen as revolutionary compared to its predecessor the ATSC 1.0, significantly adding key advantages for TV viewers such as higher quality content delivery, personalization and interactivity and more flexible usage (fixed, portable and mobile TV consuming).

The Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) company is the biggest public TV and Radio broadcaster established in South Korea. KBS operates two national-wide TV channels using more than 300 main transmitter stations. The company is at the forefront of Ultra-HD activities with several terrestrial transmission trials already performed since the analogue TV switch-off in December 2010.

« We are proud to be selected by KBS to supply our very new exTra3.0 high-end ATSC 3.0 exciter. The exTra3.0 has been especially designed to meet Broadcaster’s demand for testing this new ATSC 3.0 technology during the standard finalization period that is foreseen to last until next April» says Eric PINSON, Business Unit Manager at TeamCast.

« It’s a great opportunity for us to illustrate in real operation our new exTra3.0 product range and to demonstrate the possibility to reuse and upgrade existing transmitter infrastructure for ATSC 3.0» adds Eric.

« In the context of evaluating the new ATSC 3.0 technology in particular for broadcasting Ultra-HD contents, we were seeking a very flexible and straight-forward solution to integrate within our existing TV transmitter environment.» says Mr. Yim ZUNGKON, Deputy Director at KBS.

« We have selected TeamCast’s exTra3.0product because it is the only real-time ATSC 3.0 exciter solution available today on the market and also because of its ease integration and operation within already installed transmitter system», adds Mr. Yim ZUNGKON.

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