TANDBERG Television announced that Special Broadcasting Service (SBS), Australia’s multicultural and multilingual public broadcaster, has selected the companyâ€™s IP-based iSIS 8000 head-end architecture for its Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) network. TANDBERG Television is supplying SD and HDTV encoders, dense multiplexing and embedded SFN (Single Frequency Network) adaptation, all based around a core of flexible IP switching. The companyâ€™s compression head-ends are now used for four of the countryâ€™s five national digital terrestrial networks.
SBSâ€™s digital television services began in January 2001 and currently reach an estimated 96% of the Australian population. The new centralized head-end will generate DVB-T transport streams for 12 separate regions. This is the first deployment of TANDBERG Televisionâ€™s iSIS 8000Â® IP head-end architecture for the Australian DTT market and is the first deployment worldwide of dense SFN adaptation as part of the TANDBERG MX8400 IP multiplexer.