Thomson Broadcast wins major DTT contract in Israel

Thomson Broadcast has won a significant contract with The Second Authority for Television and Radio, the public authority that regulates commercial broadcasts in Israel. Selecting Thomson Broadcast as a strategic partner in the extension of its nationwide DVB-T/DVB-T2 network, The Second Authority’s order for new infrastructure includes two new multiplexes on 30 sites including three single frequency areas. The deal also incorporates a three-year service agreement for the global transmission system.

Sixty-three high- and medium- power transmitters from Thomson’s GreenPower range have been ordered together with installation and commissioning services in an agreement which follows on from the company’s earlier deployment of DVB-T multiplexes over 30 transmission and 62 repeater sites.

Equipped with dualcast-ready digital exciters, the GreenPower range offers the ability to migrate from DVB-T to DVB-T2 and to offer additional HDTV content. As an extension project, Thomson will also deploy its user-friendly centralised Network Management System to control and monitor the overall transmission system from a single facility.

Tal Nissim, CTO, comments: “This important national infrastructure project is part of the second phase of Israel’s transition to digital, and includes the roll out of eighteen additional television and radio services and HDTV quality. Thomson Broadcast was the preferred partner in the first phase, and the success of that relationship led us to extend our association with the company. Thomson Broadcast provides complete reliability, low cost of ownership, and continuous innovation with customized technical expertise including containerized transmitters and dedicated local support.”

“This multi-million-euro contract underlines the successful long-term relationship between Thomson Broadcast and The Second Authority, and the renewed confidence in the company following its acquisition by Arelis Group, a specialist of RF and microwave solutions for defense and aerospace markets,” adds Pascal Veillat, Chairman, Arelis Group.

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