DVB-T2 Workshop in Thailand
Thailand's broadcasting regulator, the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) officially adopted DVB-T2 a year ago. Since then, the Broadcast Commissioner, Col. Dr. Natee Sukonrat, and his team have been working on creating the necessary framework for the introduction of DTT. As with many other countries, it was decided that the broadcasters will focus on providing content while network operators will be in charge of content distribution. To that end, the NBTC is going to award four network licenses. To speed up the roll-out and to assist low-income households, the government plans to set-up a coupon program to subsidize DTT receivers.
Kabel Deutschland Starts DVB-C2 Field Trial In Berlin
Kabel Deutschland began transmission of the new DVB-C2 standard on cable channel D794 (794 MHz center frequency) at ANGA. This formed part of the extended DVB-C2 field trial on its CATV networks in Berlin, Hamburg and Munich. The field trial will become a regular service as soon as compliant receivers are widely available.