Kuwait TV opts for Harris DVB-T2 technology

Rebecca Hawkes | 26-02-2014

Kuwait TV has chosen Harris Broadcast's distribution and over-the-air transmission technology as part of its transition from analogue to digital terrestrial broadcasting.

The Gulf country's state broadcaster is using Harris Broadcast Maxiva ULX solid-state transmitters – ranging in power from 1kW to 2 kW – in a single frequency network configuration to help maximise the number of high definition (HD) channels for transmission.

"DVB-T2 is a key component in rolling out high quality, high capacity over-the-air television in national markets like Kuwait. What we bring to the market is not only highly stable and power-efficient transmitters, but also a complete digital terrestrial TV solution using the Selenio media convergence platform as the encoder and multiplexer," said Mathias Eckert, vice president, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Harris Broadcast.

The network is fed from a single Selenio MCP3 platform at the headend. Fitted with 12 HD encoders and two multiplexers, the Selenio platform generates the DVB-T2 transport stream at the headend. This is fed to the three synchronised transmitters, servicing the entire country.