Rohde & Schwarz chosen to supply Digital Television Transmitters & Combiner System to CBC/Radio-Canada
June 28, 2004
by -- Rohde & Schwartz
(6-25-2004) Rohde & Schwarz Canada Inc. Ottawa, Canada, announced today that they have been chosen by the CBC/Radio-Canada to supply and install ATSC transmitters & a high-power television channel combining system at the CN Tower in Toronto in a turn-key solution.
Rohde & Schwarz will be partnering with Dielectric, a US manufacturer of combiners & RF systems for this project.
Rohde & Schwarz will provide two, state of the art, solid-state ATSC transmitters incorporating a number of innovations developed by Rohde & Schwarz. These two new ATSC transmitters’ signals will be combined with one CBC/Radio-Canada (40KW Transmitter Rohde & Schwarz) analog signal and one analog signal from TV Ontario (Ontario's provincial public broadcaster), into a common output feeding an existing broadband antenna. The combiner is designed to allow for additional channels in the future.
Rohde & Schwarz is strengthening its’ growing base of systems in the North American market and strategic relation with key broadcasters like CBC.
CBC/Radio-Canada is an early adopter in implementing digital television broadcasting in Canada. This system will be installed later this summer and the new DTV signals are expected to be broadcasting by the fall of 2004.
About CBC / Radio-Canada
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. CBC/Radio-Canada reaches Canadians through eight national radio and television networks, its full-service web sites, local/regional stations and affiliates, the digital television channel Country Canada, and the continuous music network Galaxie. In addition, CBC/Radio-Canada has forged partnerships with other broadcasters and is a partner in the specialty television services ARTV and The Documentary Channel. Through this array of activities, CBC/Radio-Canada brings diverse regional and cultural perspectives into the daily lives of Canadians in English, French and eight aboriginal languages. CBC/Radio-Canada was included this year in Canada's Top 100 Employers.
About Rohde & Schwarz
Rohde & Schwarz Canada Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG. The Rohde & Schwarz group of companies with headquarters in Munich develops, produces and markets communications, IT and T&M; equipment and systems with emphasis on mobile radio, broadcasting, EMC measurements, general-purpose and RF test equipment, radiomonitoring and radiolocation, radiocommunications and communication security.
Rohde & Schwarz has subsidiaries and representatives in over 70 countries. The group with its about 5900 employees achieves an annual turnover of approximately Euro 870 million in fiscal year 2002/2003 worldwide (approx. US$ 1 Billion).
For 50 years sound & TV broadcasting has been one of the key activities of Rohde & Schwarz. Rohde & Schwarz is the only supplier of a complete range of transmission, monitoring, measurement and datacasting equipment in the world for analog & digital standards (DAB, DVB, ATSC & MPEG2).
Please contact Husam Hassan, Senior Account Manager, Broadcast at Rohde & Schwarz Canada, for more information. Phone: +1(613) 592-8000. Toll FREE in North America 1(877) 438-2880.
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