GatesAir To Unveil Expanded TV Transmission Family At IBC

GatesAir, a global provider of wireless, over-the-air content delivery solutions for radio and TV broadcasters, will unveil a broadened family of TV transmitters at IBC 2019 (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam) resulting from the company’s recent acquisition of ONEtastic, operating forward as GatesAir S.r.l. in Brescia, Italy. The expanded portfolio both strengthens GatesAir’s low-power TV range and introduces several engineering innovations that […]

Rohde & Schwarz Offering 5G Broadcast Solution At IBC

At IBC (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam), Rohde & Schwarz is launching its new 5G Broadcast core network element, the R&S BSCC broadcast service and control center, which enables Rohde & Schwarz terrestrial transmitters to deliver LTE/5G Broadcast content. It will be showcased at the Rohde & Schwarz booth B.21 in hall 7. This element provides […]

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 […]

Sinclair Picks R&S For Repack Transmitters

Sinclair Broadcast Group is buying more than 100 100 Rohde & Schwarz high-power TV transmitters as it moves to meet repack deadlines across the country.

Comark To Intro EC700MP Transmitters At NAB

Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark, a manufacturer and supplier of DTV transmitters, encoding systems, and associated field services for over 45 years, will introduce its E-Compact EC700MP series high-efficiency, air-cooled solid state UHF DTV transmitters at this year’s NAB Show in April. The new series is available in 170W, 350W and 1kW RF output power levels. […]

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 […]

DMA 19: CLEVELAND

WJW Goes Live With Hitachi 3.0 Solution

The NAB and the Consumer Technology Association have deployed Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark’s fully integrated ATSC 3.0 solution at WJW Cleveland. Under an experimental broadcast license from the FCC, Tribune Broadcasting’s WJW has been used by NAB and CTA to conduct field testing for ATSC 3.0. Comark Digital Services (CDS) delivered, installed and activated a […]

DMA 110: LANSING, MI

Michigan State’s WKAR Adds Comark 3.0 Solution

PBS member station WKAR Lansing, Mich., is on-the-air with a fully integrated ATSC 3.0 solution from Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark. In late 2017, WKAR ordered a 20kW Parallax UHF transmitter system on channel D33 to replace its existing and aging DTV transmitter.  WKAR’s Parallax transmitter was configured as a main-standby in 1+1 redundancy.  The transmitter […]

On The IBC Exhibit Floor: Rohde & Schwarz

Rohde & Schwarz | Stand 7.21| www.hohde-schwarz.com R&S TMU9evo air-cooled UHF medium-power transmitter — Rohde & Schwarz is committed to making network operators’ lives easier. Over the years, the company has incorporated innovative ideas and concepts into transmitter development, and the new R&S TMU9evo air-cooled UHF medium-power transmitter represents the next step toward minimizing operating […]

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 […]

GatesAir Supplies Transmitters For SCETV Repack

GatesAir, a global provider of wireless, over-the-air content delivery solutions for radio and TV broadcasters, will supply Maxiva liquid-cooled transmitters to South Carolina Educational Television Commission (SCETV) in support of the public broadcaster’s state-wide repack initiatives. SCETV, the state of South Carolina’s PBS and NPR broadcaster, will relocate 10 stations to new channel assignments across […]

NAB 2018

NAB Tech Hot Topics Products: Transmitters, Antennas & More RF Gear

For the third year, TVNewsCheck is augmenting its coverage of NAB Show Hot Topics tech trends stories with information that can make your visit to the NAB Show easier. This week’s focus is transmitters, antennas and other RF gear (read the main story here). These companion resource guides on the technology covered each week are compilations of […]

NAB SHOW PRODUCTS PREVIEW

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 […]

Bahakel Signs Repack Deal With Hitachi Comark

Bahakel Communications has signed a master purchase agreement (MPA) with Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark, manufacturer and supplier of DTV transmitters, encoding systems, and associated field services. The move is designed to smooth the repack of six Bahakel stations. The MPA provides Bahakel with the key framework for the purchase of new transmitters and associated services […]

Rohde & Schwarz Expands Broadcast-Media Team

Rohde & Schwarz  has the hired two industry veterans, Lou Moyer and Carlos Carmona, as part of an expansion of its Broadcast & Media team in the United States. In his new role as broadcast field engineer, Moyer will be in charge of providing all Rohde & Schwarz transmitter customers with support and guidance on field […]

DMA 163: BLUEFIELD-BECKLEY-OAK HILL, WV

Transmitter Malfunction Knocks Off WOAY

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IP, ATSC 3.0 Top Tech On Tap For 2018

The list of gear and technologies expected to command broadcasters’ attention and wallets next year includes the transition from SDI to IP infrastructure using clouds; transmitters and other RF gear to handle station migration to new channels; ATSC 3.0; plus a lot of activity involving cameras, bonded cellar, multichannel workflow and virtual sets.

Hearst Chooses GatesAir Gear For Repack

A new deal includes site audits, turnkey solutions and installation services for broadband transmitters at  to 13 stations affected by the TV spectrum repack.

World’s First ATSC 3.0 Broadcast Net Debuts

It’s a joint venture of three South Korean broadcasters and delivers free UHDTV broadcasts through 31 Rohde & Schwarz transmitter systems at 11 locations.

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Hitachi-Comark Primed For The Repack

In anticipation of the repack market for high-power UHF transmitters, it has been expanding its workforce and otherwise gearing up. Although the company is confident that the business is coming, it’s just not sure when or, to put it more precisely, it isn’t sure of the pace of business. The repack is to play out in phases over three years.

DMA 29: NASHVILLE

WCTE Orders New Comark Transmitter

PBS member station WCTE Nashville (DMA 29) has ordered a Comark Parallax transmitter from Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark. The new DTV transmitter, which will be delivered in early September, will be equipped with eight broadband power amplifiers providing 13 kW transmitter power output (TPO) level. It will be delivered complete with dual Exact-V2 exciters (in […]

TVN TECH | EXECUTIVE SESSION WITH BRUCE SWAIL

GatesAir CEO Sets Sights On Repack, Beyond

In July, Bruce Swail took the reins as CEO of GatesAir as the company’s longtime chief executive, Phil Argyris, announced his retirement. Swail comes to the company having served as CEO of two private equity-owned tech companies. While Swail acknowledges company owner The Gores Group could divest the transmitter maker at any time, his focus is on growth and optimizing profitability, he says.

 

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Gearhouse Broadcast Adds Trove Of New Gear

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Meredith Selects Comark Parallax TX For 6 Stations

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Quincy Chooses GatesAir As TX Source For Repack

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GatesAir To Assist WTTW In Repack Transition

TVN TECH | NAB 2017

Channel Repack Takes Center Stage At NAB

TV broadcasters have a lot on their minds this year at the NAB Show in Las Vegas. New efficiencies enabled by IP video transport as well as IT technology and next-gen TV made possible by ATSC 3.0 are near top of mind. But no issue facing over-the-air TV broadcasters at this year’s gathering tops the FCC-mandated repack of the television spectrum. Above: Few transmitter sites will require dealing with logistical issues as complicated as those that had to be overcome at One World Trade Center in New York. (Photo: ©2016 John M. Lyons. Used with permission.)

Sinclair Preps For Repack With Rohde & Schwarz

Sinclair Broadcast Group has purchased an R&S THU9evo high-power UHF transmitter from Rohde & Schwarz, which will be installed later this year as part of the company’s compliance with the upcoming FCC repack. Rohde & Schwarz will showcase the new transmitter during the 2017 NAB Show (Booth SL1205), which runs April 24-27 in Las Vegas. […]

NAB SHOW 2017 PRODUCTS PREVIEW

On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Comark

Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark | Booth C4309 | Website: www.comarktv.com.  Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark, a manufacturer and supplier of DTV transmitters, encoding systems, and associated field services for over 45 years, has announced the introduction of the Repack Optimized E-Compact series of high efficiency air cooled solid state UHF DTV transmitters. E-Compact air cooled DTV […]

NAB SHOW 2017 PRODUCTS PREVIEW

On The NAB Exhibit Floor: GatesAir

GatesAir | Booth N2613 | Website: http://www.gatesair.com/ GatesAir will showcase a new high-efficiency UHF transmitter range to help broadcasters leverage the new business opportunities promised through the spectrum repack and the ATSC 3.0 DTV standard. The new Maxiva ULXTE liquid transmitter joins the recently-announced UAXTE air-cooled transmitter to give broadcasters two design options with market-leading RF performance and the industry’s lowest total cost of ownership.   The ULXTE and UAXTE are optimized for channel […]

NAB SHOW 2017 PRODUCTS PREVIEW

On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Comark

Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark | Booth C4309 | Website: www.comarktv.com  Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark will show its Parallax for VHF band 3. Parallax is a transmitter that is ready for the upcoming broadcast spectrum repack and ATSC 3.0. Parallax has the flexibility to ensure top-notch performance for large and small stations. It is the industry’s next […]

NAB SHOW 2017 PRODUCTS PREVIEW

On The NAB Exhibit Floor: DTC

DTC | Booth C7137 | Website: www.domotactical.com Domo Broadcast, a subdivision of Domo Tactical Communications will feature its new Broadcast Nano HD transmitter, PRORXD 8-Way Diversity RF wireless receiver platform, and improved bi-directional camera controls. Domo will also welcome Maryland-based broadcast technology specialists 3G Wireless to its booth, who deployed a range of on-board camera […]

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Maine Public Broadcasting Installs Maxiva Exciters

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Seoul Broadcasting System Goes On-Air In 3.0

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GatesAir Announces 95th Anniversary Celebration

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Hitachi-Comark Publishes Doherty Amplifier Paper

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Case Study Examines WBOC Transmitter Instal

TVN TECH'S SUMMER ROAD TRIPS

RF Vendors Prepare For TV Spectrum Repack

This summer, Phil Kurz, TVNewsCheck’s technology editor, hit the road to visit the manufacturing facilities of Dielectric, Electronics Research Inc. (ERI) and GatesAir (above) to see how each is preparing for the expected spike in demand for antennas, transmitters and other RF components as a result of the TV spectrum repack. This is what he learned.