New York broadcasters relocate to One World Trade Center with Rohde & Schwarz transmitters

Six out of seven national broadcasters have chosen Rohde & Schwarz R&S THU9evo digital transmitters for their primary television broadcasts from One World Trade Center in New York City.

One World Trade Center in New York
One World Trade Center in New York

Two of the stations will soon share the largest solid-state digital transmitter in the world, an R&S THU9evo that began broadcasting in June 2017. Five additional stations will be relocating to 1WTC in the coming weeks and rely on their own Rohde & Schwarz transmitters to serve the New York market (DMA #1).

Housed in the Broadcast Center on the 90th floor, the already deployed R&S THU9evo will multicast two HD channels. While the transmitter has its own liquid cooling system, Rohde & Schwarz also helped design a custom standalone liquid cooling solution for the Broadcast Center to control the temperature of all the additional equipment in the room.

The R&S THU9evo solid-state transmitter delivers a performance and achieves power levels that would historically require IOT technology. The total output power of the transmitter is 106kW and the system dissipates minimal heat load into the Broadcast Center because of its 100 percent liquid cooled design. Plus, it accommodates up to six different inputs from different locations via fibre, wireless, and IP.

Posted by Chris Dickinson, technology journalist and editor of the Always On blog. February 5, 2018.