Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) aired its first UHD TV broadcast in December 2016, introducing ATSC 3.0 to the peninsula in preparation to meet the nation’s commitment to telecast the 2018 Winter Olympics from Pyeongchang, South Korea, in 4K, Rohde & Schwarz announced today.
The over-the-air broadcast of a world cup short track speed skating race was transmitted with a Rohde & Schwarz liquid-cooled R&S THU9 transmitter system located on Gwanaksan Mountain south of Seoul, the company said in a press release.
It was the broadcaster’s first transmitter to go on air using the ATSC 3.0 standard. A nationwide network will be expanded with sites on Namsan, Yongmun and Gwanggyosan Mountains, Rohde & Schwarz said.
In August 2016, SBS decided to deploy an SFN-based ATSC 3.0 transmitter network using technology from Rohde & Schwarz with a 1+1 passive standby configuration.