Thomson mobile DTV for Atlanta

Thomson Broadcast has revealed that WGCL-TV, the CBS affiliate serving the Atlanta market, has purchased a new Thomson Mobile DTV transmission system based on the ATSC A/153 standard. WGCL-TV contracted Thomson Broadcast to deliver, integrate, and commission the fully redundant Mobile DTV package, which was taken online in September 2010 in a cost-effective upgrade to the station’s existing digital TV transmitter.

The basic equipment needed to begin broadcasting mobile video services via ATSC Mobile DTV includes a program encoder, a multiplexer, and an Electronic Service Guide (ESG) server, as well as a compatible DTV transmission exciter. Each of these devices is now available from Thomson in field-tested production models.

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