Thomson Broadcast to supply DVB-T2 DTT network on the island of Rodrigues
Following an international call for tender launched by the Mauritus Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) back in June, Thomson Broadcast will deploy a complete end to end Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) DVB-T2 turnkey roll out on the island of Rodrigues. This project will allow simulcasting in DVB-T and DVB-T2 with improved coverage before a complete switch to DVB-T2 by bringing 11 television and 4 radio channels to the population, with MBC already broadcasting 4 SD television channels in DVB-T. In this context, two HEVC standard network heads will be implemented. One in Mauritius and another in Rodrigues, connected via an optic fiber link. The solutions chosen for the DVB-T2 standard will meet the need for fixed and mobile reception, as well as for the broadcasting of interactive content. HbbTV, Ingest and Playout services will also be provided to Rodrigues via a storage server. The local VHF terrestrial broadcasting network will be upgraded with the addition of the latest generation DVB-T2 transmitters and transposers, which will be coupled to the DVB-T network already in place at 6 sites on the island until the end of the migration period. Thomson Broadcast, with a proven track record in major exports, but also in Mauritius, will provide training for local technical teams through its Thomson U division.