GatesAir Ships 300th Repack Transmitter

GatesAir has delivered its 300th repack transmitter. Cornerstone Television’s WPCB Pittsburgh (DMA 24) took delivery of its new Maxiva ULXTE-50 liquid-cooled transmitter late last week. WPCB has been repacked from ch. 50 to 28, and will transmit at 31.7 kW from its new frequency beginning Aug. 2. To date, GatesAir has shipped 11,273 power amplifiers, which represents more than 6.4 Megawatts of transmission power. GatesAir says it has “successfully met all shipping deadlines to date thanks […]

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Broadcasters To Unveil 3.0 Rollout In 30+ Markets

Spectrum Co. and Pearl TV are expected to jointly announce ATSC 3.0 launches involving some 150 stations in 30 markets during next week’s gathering in Las Vegas. Their goal is to build a national footprint that will let broadcasters better compete with wireless companies and OTT providers while spurring the development of 3.0-ready TV sets and other consumer devices.

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Dark Clouds Looming For TV Repack

By most accounts, transmitter manufacturers and suppliers of antennas and RF components are doing a good job so far of keeping up with the rapid spike in demand caused by the repack. But weather problems are causing major problems for tower crews and delaying a growing number of projects. And repack insiders fear a more significant backup this summer and fall.

GatesAir Supplies Exciter For DVB-T2 Field Trials

GatesAir, a global provider of wireless, over-the-air content delivery solutions for TV and radio broadcasters, has supplied its Maxiva XTE exciter to prominent Australian broadcast entities — TX Australia, Broadcast Australia, and Free TV — for DVB-T2 field trials on Australia’s Gold Coast, just south of Brisbane. Following a trial in Sydney earlier this year, the capabilities of DVB-T2 will again be tested, including in an extended […]

GatesAir Names Caribbean-Latin America Managing Dir.

GatesAir has appointed Felipe Luna managing director for the Caribbean and Latin American (CALA) region. Under the leadership of Rich Redmond, president and managing director, International, Luna will manage all sales and business development initiatives to increase regional market share and brand visibility. Luna will also oversee GatesAir’s extensive in-region sales team and partner network. Luna is a familiar name to GatesAir customers and […]

GatesAir Ships 100th Repack Transmitter To Hearst

GatesAir reached what it called a milestone in its transmitter sales and deliveries for the U.S. spectrum repack with the shipment of its 100th repack transmitter. Hearst Television, one of many U.S. broadcasters exclusively relying on GatesAir for repack sales and services, will take delivery of the high-power Maxiva ULXTE liquid-cooled transmitter for WMOR Tampa, Fla. GatesAir announced an agreement in […]

GatesAir Declares Wins In Mexico

GatesAir, a global provider of wireless, over-the-air content delivery solutions for radio and TV broadcasters, today announced TV and radio transmitter sales in Mexico. Grupo Imagen is continuing the rollout of its FM radio and TV networks with channel partner Escape. The project comprises 11 GatesAir Flexiva FAX air-cooled FM radio transmitters ranging from 2.5kW and 40kW; and a mix of Maxiva ULXTE liquid-cooled and UAXTE air-cooled UHF […]

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3.0’s Potential To Be Tested In Phoenix, Dallas

Both an ATSC 3.0 single-frequency network (SFN) launch in Dallas and a “model market” test in Phoenix have equipment ready to go and are simply awaiting legal approval to turn on, which could come as early as tomorrow.

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RF Vendors Rolling Ahead With The Repack

Manufacturers of transmitters, antennas, transmission line, filters and other RF components are already busy with repack orders but say the additional funding included in the government’s recent spending bill should greatly ease the process, particularly for mid-to-small-market stations that have been slow to invest due to fears about compensation. Above, a Dielectric  APT panel antenna. Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2018 Resource Guide listing transmitters, antennas and other RF gear  or here to download it as a PDF.

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On The NAB Exhibit Floor: GatesAir

GatesAir | Booth N3703 | http://www.gatesair.com/ With the industry’s most modern transmission product line and market-leading share of repack projects, GatesAir is helping broadcast engineers remotely manage and secure mission-critical RF and IP systems to support next-generation media delivery networks. GatesAir will emphasize the future of control and monitoring in a wireless transmission system, and demonstrate a unique, new intelligent networking solution to […]