Advanced Television

RFS powering 60% of UHD TV infrastructure in South Korea

September 20, 2018

Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), a global designer and manufacturer of cable, antenna, and tower systems for broadcast infrastructure, today revealed its key role in helping South Korean broadcasters reach the goal of nationwide terrestrial UHD TV coverage by 2021.

RFS’ technology is now powering over 60 per cent of UHD TV deployments in South Korea, serving over 650,000 households so far, with additional transmitter systems to be deployed across the next 36 months.

RFS will add a further 30 UHD-capable antenna systems across 15 sites in 15 cities by 2021, with additional repeater sites deployed thereafter ahead of South Korea’s current DTV transmission being switched off in 2027. RFS is also set to expand its work in the region by rolling out its patented Variable Polarisation Technology (VPT) antennas systems in the future to support mobile delivery of UHD content in line with ATSC 3.0 standards.

Gopal Naidu, VP Broadcast and Defence at RFS commented: “We pride ourselves on being at the forefront of broadcast innovation, so we’re excited to have played such a key role in a major project for the future of UHD TV. As the roll out continues, we look forward to helping South Korea become a pioneer of next-generation broadcasting.”

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