Many stations are forced by terrain to rely on Single Frequency Networks (SFN) to augment station coverage. While simple in concept, the real-world design, installation and operation can be a challenge. In this two-part series, broadcast engineer, Ned Soseman, offers an examination of his experience with multiple SFN transmitters, which
Interest in TV SFNs is growing because ATSC 3.0 is designed to leverage SFNs for maximum bandwidth, with Pearl and Sinclair scouting the trail to a new way of broadcasting. SFNs aren’t new. Springfield MO Fox affiliate KRBK has been operating a multi-transmitter ATSC 1.0 SFN for several years. How is 3.0 g
ETL Systems, a designer and manufacturer of RF signal distribution equipment for satellite communications, will demonstrate its full range of solutions for high quality satellite signal distribution at the Convergence India Show, March 7-9, 2018.
Following the recent release of the ATSC 3.0 standards at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2018, final field tests are being conducted to ensure they meet broadcasters’ expectations for advanced digital terrestrial services.
Two years ago proponents of ATSC 3.0 began looking for a facility to host the testing of the country’s next-generation TV broadcasting standard. Similar to the early days of digital broadcasting—when the 8-VSB modulation scheme was being considered for use by TV stations in the U.S.—engineers from Gates