SBS – Seoul Broadcasting System – selects TeamCast exciter to trial ATSC 3.0

Rennes (FRANCE), March 29, 2016 – TeamCast, the worldwide leader in Terrestrial and Satellite modulation technologies, announce that SBS, the Korean TV broadcaster has selected its ATSC 3.0 exciter product.

This new terrestrial exciter designed by TeamCast, so called exTra3.0, is the unique 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 Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) company is one of the main TV broadcasters established in South-Korea. SBS operates one national-wide TV channel using more than 300 main transmitter stations. The company is at the fore-front of Ultra-HD activities with several terrestrial transmission trials already performed since the analogue TV switch-off in December 2012.

« We are proud to be selected by SBS to supply our 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 quarter» says Eric PINSON, Business Unit Manager at TeamCast.

« This project is a concrete example of re-using and up-grading an existing Digital TV Transmission system with our stand-alone exTra3.0 exciter. This unique solution would allow any Broadcasters interested in evaluating this new technology to move forward in a very cost effective way and a very short time period!» adds Eric.

The exTra3.0 exciter is fully software upgradable and integrated some key features suitable to drive high-power transmitter such as Digital Adaptive Precorrection, to reach top class of RF signal performances, Automatic Gain Control (AGC) to smoothly adapt in real-time the radiated RF signal level and both Forward and Reflected power measurements.