SINGAPORE: The shift from traditional to digital media consumption is changing the broadcasting landscape, and with greater internet connectivity, telcos are also entering the fray, looking for content for their subscribers. With rising competition, broadcasters are also raising their game.
Speaking at CommunicAsia on Wednesday (Jun 3), regional broadcaster MediaCorp – parent of the Channel NewsAsia network – said it has been transmitting all free-to-air channels in digital format since 2013 under the new generation DVB-T2 television standard. And it is building up capacity to deliver content to mobile devices.
DVB-T2 stands for Digital Video Broadcasting – Second Generation Terrestrial. It is the extension of the television standard DVB-T, created for the broadcast transmission of digital terrestrial television. It offers higher efficiency, robustness and flexibility, enabling efficient use of valuable terrestrial spectrum for the delivery of audio, video and data services to fixed, portable and mobile devices.
Said Mr Joe Igoe, MediaCorp’s chief technology officer: “We’ve got four T2 channels about broadcasting – four T2 multiplexes in Singapore – so effectively we can deliver to close to 100 mega-bits to all of Singapore simultaneously and we’re building our pretty impressive DVB-T2 network with in-building coverage so we expect about 90 somewhat per cent of homes will be able to receive DVB-T2 on their mobile device inside their residence.”
Sources from http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/broadcasters-raise/1891018.html