IBC 2011 – AMSTERDAM. DNA last night walked away with two trophies from the IBC 2011 awards ceremony. In addition to the Innovation Award for Content Delivery for its ‘Single frequency networks for HD with DVB-T2, the Finnish operator also took the judges prize.
DNA’s terrestrial high definition system was deployed in a short space of time. The solution was developed together with Ericsson, the network implementer, and its supplier partners, Plisch and TeamCast.
Besides being one of the first operators worldwide to deploy DVB-T2, further innovation came from co-location at mobile sites. Area were covered by a The solution was developed together with Ericsson, the network implementer, and its supplier partners, Plisch and TeamCast.
Pekka Väisänen , Vice President of consumer business at DNA Ltd, said, “DNA is proud to receive these prestigious Awards on behalf of all of our partners in this cutting edge project. It has been a wonderful example of how an international team of true technologists can, by working together, push back the boundaries of broadcasting science.”
DNA is among the first organisations in the world to implement the new DVB-T2 standard. DVB-T2 supports single frequency network (SFN) operation, where neighbouring transmitters can use the same channels. A further innovation developed by the partners, was to use existing mobile transmitter sites, thus covering the planned areas with a network of low-powered, synchronised SFN transmitters. The result is excellent and reliable HD coverage, achieved in less than 18 months from the publication of the DVB-T2 SFN specifications.
The network went live on August 18, 2011.