R&S facilitates UHD broadcast for SBS
KOREA: Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) recently broadcast in UHD to the ATSC 3.0 broadcast for the first time using a Rohde & Schwarz THU9 transmitter system. This saw a world cup short track speed skating race broadcast terrestrially from SBS’ transmitter station located on Kwanak Mountain, where the German manufacturer installed the liquid-cooled transmitter system.
In keeping with the ATSC 3.0 UHD standard, SBS now plans to install R&S’ transmitter technology across Korea as it opens new transmission stations on Namsan, Yongmoon and Gwanggyo mountains. The broadcaster aims to broadcast the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics in UHD via its terrestrial television network.
R&S was reportedly selected by SBS for the initial Kwanak transmitter installation following SFN trials with the ATSC 3.0 standard and due to the manufacturer’s prior support for T-DMB, ATSC 1.0 and FM transmitters.