Transmitter site in Ruwi, a district of the capital, Muscat, is the main station of Oman’s Public Authority for Radio & TV.
Photo: Transmitter site in Ruwi, Muscat.

Oman TV upgrades transmitter network to digital TV

Oman’s national broadcaster has begun upgrading its entire transmitter network to DVB-T2 digital terrestrial television using a turnkey system supplied by Rohde & Schwarz.

Oman TV’s new network will be one of the biggest DVB-T2 Network in the Middle East, with 69 transmitter sites.

The system has been designed to handle four HD and two SD channels, with the option to upgrade to add additional HD services using the HEVC standard – making it the first HEVC network in the Middle East.

Installation of the network will be completed in 28 months, with the new network put into operation step by step by March 2019.

Turnkey solution

As well as transmitters and transposers, an encoding and multiplexing solution, monitoring equipment, satellite receivers, multi-viewers and network management systems, various test and measurement instruments are also being supplied. Third-party components and devices will also be installed.

Posted by Chris Dickinson, technology journalist and editor of the Always On blog. 1st September 2017.