Published: 09.50 Europe/London, June 20, 2011

Media Broadcast, a company of the TDF Group and service provider to the broadcast and media industry, has been selected by the Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) to conduct a DVB-T2 technical trial in the city state.

This technical trial sets the groundwork to enable free-to-air digital terrestrial TV reception using the trendsetting DVB-T2 standard.

Media Broadcast will provide technical consultancy to design and manage the technical trial for deriving the suitable T2 transmission modes and technical parameters. From the beginning of August 2011, Media Broadcast will run a comprehensive trial together with local broadcasters, analysing the quality of in-house, outdoor and mobile reception to define a best-fit specification of the planned T2 network design.

“We are glad and proud to support the development of the new Singapore digital terrestrial broadcasting network – currently the most ambitious DVB-T2-network worldwide. After having supported ABU’s (Asian Pacific Union) DVB-T2 demonstration in Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia in spring we are happy to extend our footprint in the region”, Media Broadcast CEO Bernd Kraus stated.

“The cooperation with MDA and partners is a true cornerstone project of our market development in the greater ASEAN region. Based on our longstanding experience, proven excellence in DVB-T2 and German engineering expertise, we will support this network trial to set up a strong basis for a powerful start into the age of digital TV in Singapore.”