MNBC deploys Thomson Video Networks headend systems for DVB-T2 service
Mongolia Digital Broadcasting (MNBC) has launched Mongolia’s first-ever DVB-T2 service, using state-of-the-art headend systems from Thomson Video Networks. Working with systems integrator Digital Horizon, MNBC has deployed Thomson Video Networks’ ViBE EM1000 multi-channel SD encoders and NetProcessor 9030 multiplexer and video processor with embedded DVB-T2 gateway.
Installed at the broadcaster’s headend facility in Ulaanbaatar, the Thomson Video Networks solutions have enabled MNBC to migrate to a DVB-T2/MPEG-4 operation in order to accommodate more channels and increase its competitive advantage.
Launched in 2007, MNBC was Mongolia’s first digital terrestrial TV network operator and is currently the market-leading terrestrial channel. By migrating to DVB-T2/MPEG-4, MNBC will now be able to broadcast up to 120 digital TV channels over five UHF transponders to maintain its number one position in the market and compete effectively with Mongolia’s national satellite operator.
“As a broadcasting pioneer and leader in Mongolia’s rapidly emerging media industry, MNBC has taken a huge step forward by migrating to DVB-T2 terrestrial operations. It’s one more ‘first’ for a broadcaster that has been highly innovative since its launch,” says Christophe Delahousse, president, Thomson Video Networks. “With the ViBE EM1000 and NetProcessor 9030, MNBC has equipped its operation to provide the highest-quality video at lowest-possible bit rates, and built a foundation for cost-effective expansion to keep pace with future growth.”