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CMMB trial in Hong Kong

January 2, 2009

Hong Kong television station TVB has launched CMMB technology tests in Hong Kong, in cooperation with the State Administration of Radio Film and Television’s (SARFT) Academy of Broadcasting Planning and Beijing-based CMMB equipment manufacturer Wiflare Technology. Wiflare is responsible for constructing the CMMB system, with broadcasts from Temple Hill to cover Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and Shatin. Five channels will be broadcast, three from TVB; the J2 paid channel, and the Jade and news channels.

Signal tests are to be carried out on an outdoor, in-door, and in-vehicle basis. Mobile phones, MP4 players, GPS devices and USB TV receivers were tested. The results found that clear and reliable signals could be received in all test areas.

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