Mongolia Digital Broadcasting (MNBC) has launched Mongolia’s first-ever DVB-T2 service, using headend systems from Thomson Video Networks. Working with systems integrator Digital Horizon, MNBC has deployed Thomson Video Networks’ ViBE EM1000 multi-channel SD encoders and NetProcessor 9030 multiplexer and video processor with embedded DVB-T2 gateway. Installed at the broadcaster’s headend facility in Ulaanbaatar, the Thomson Video Networks solutions have enabled MNBC to migrate to a DVB-T2/MPEG-4 operation in order to accommodate more channels and increase its competitive advantage.
Launched in 2007, MNBC was Mongolia’s first digital terrestrial TV network operator and is currently the market-leading terrestrial channel. By migrating to DVB-T2/MPEG-4, MNBC will now be able to broadcast up to 120 digital TV channels over five UHF transponders to maintain its number one position in the market and compete effectively with Mongolia’s national satellite operator. The ViBE EM1000 encoders represent the industry benchmark for SD encoding, combining compression efficiency features and the latest preprocessing techniques to enable MNBC to offer its customers a premium viewing experience. The NetProcessor 9030 is a highly integrated MPEG-4 transport stream processor, and when coupled with the T2 gateway, provides MNBC with a versatile and powerful solution for cost-effective generation of DVB-T2 streams, compliant with all major transmitters.
“As a broadcasting pioneer and leader in Mongolia’s rapidly emerging media industry, MNBC has taken a huge step forward by migrating to DVB-T2 terrestrial operations. It’s one more ‘first’ for a broadcaster that has been highly innovative since its launch,” said Christophe Delahousse, president, Thomson Video Networks. “With the ViBE EM1000 and NetProcessor 9030, MNBC has equipped its operation to provide the highest-quality video at lowest-possible bit rates, and built a foundation for cost-effective expansion to keep pace with future growth.”