UHDTV attracts US to DVB-T2 trial

cw-baltimoreThe US Federal Communications Commission has given its approval to the first ever trial of DVB-T2 in the United States.

The six-month trial by Baltimore-based WNUV-TV will seek to confirm the ability of OFDM to support Ultra High-Definition television within the existing 6 MHz channel assignments

Other broadcasters, suppliers and industry trade associations will also take part in the tests and the trial results will be shared with NAB, ATSC and others.

In addition the Cunningham Broadcasting station will determine how a scalable Quality of Service offering combined with flexible transmission attributes might facilitate the simultaneous provision of television broadcast to multiple viewing devices;

It will also data that may support the development of coverage and service contour matching techniques.