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Thomson Broadcast, Supported by Viaccess-Orca, to Secure Malian Public Broadcaster DTT Deployment Posted: 12/11/2019
Thomson Broadcast, Supported by Viaccess-Orca, to Secure Malian Public Broadcaster DTT Deployment

Viaccess-Orca (VO), an Orange Group company and a global leader providing OTT and TV platforms, content protection, and advanced data solutions, announced today that the Malian Transmission and Broadcasting Corporation (SMTD) in West Africa has chosen VO's cardless Conditional Access System (CAS) to secure its free-to-view and pay-TV platforms as part of a nationwide government initiative to roll out digital terrestrial television (DTT). Thomson Broadcast has been tasked with handling the deployment for SMTD's new infrastructure, while also supplying the video headend, contribution and distribution network, and TV transmitters.

"We are excited about offering digital terrestrial television in Mali, as it will significantly improve our viewers' quality of experience while offering a broader range of content choices," said Ismaila Togola, CEO of SMTD. "Working with Thomson Broadcast and Viaccess-Orca, both leaders in their respective industries, will help us get this new DTT service securely deployed to market."

Tags: Viaccess-Orca | AfricaCom 2019 | Thomson Broadcast | DTT | CAS | Orange Group | SMTD | Conditional Access System
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Azerbaijans B and B TV Chooses Thomson Broadcast Elite 100 Transmitters for Countrys First HD Broadcasts Posted: 04/10/2012
Azerbaijans B and B TV Chooses Thomson Broadcast Elite 100 Transmitters for Countrys First HD Broadcasts
Thomson Broadcast today announced that B&B TV Communication, the entity responsible for wireless-cable broadcasting of radio and television channels in Azerbaijan, has purchased Thomson's latest DVB-T/DVB-T2 Elite 100 GreenPower transmitters. B&B TV will use the air-cooled transmitters to help introduce high-definition digital broadcasting to the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan.
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Thomson Broadcast Announces APS RF Synthesizer With Adaptive Precorrection for Automatic Tuning of High-Power Signals Posted: 07/09/2012
Thomson Broadcast Announces APS RF Synthesizer With Adaptive Precorrection for Automatic Tuning of High-Power Signals

Thomson Broadcast today announced the APS RF synthesizer system for use with AM and DRM radio transmitters. A first for Thomson, the system replaces the Thomson transmitter's RF synthesizer and includes an adaptive precorrection feature that automatically compensates for changing amplifier characteristics. APS enables broadcasters who send high-power signals to improve transmission quality, thereby increasing coverage in the area of reception and enabling them to broadcast higher data rates or higher audio bit rates.

Tags: Thomson Broadcast | APS RF synthesizer | IBC 2012 | IBC 2012
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Thomson Broadcast Hosts Successful DVB-T2 Lite Plug Fest Trial Posted: 27/03/2012
Thomson Broadcast Hosts Successful DVB-T2 Lite Plug Fest Trial
Thomson Broadcast has hosted a successful test of the DVB-T2 Lite standard during the Plug Fest event at the company's Conflans-Sainte-Honorine site. The event marks a significant stage in the validation of DVB-T2 Lite, which extends and improves the DVB-T2 standard's performance for mobile reception. All the tests were successfully completed, enabling the full verification of release 1.3.1 of the DVB-T2 standard.
 
Industry participants at the event included major broadcasters and manufacturers, with the technology providers using the trial as an opportunity for testing the interoperability of their products. Thomson Broadcast verified the DVB-T2 Lite system's performance and the interoperability of its exciters.
 
"DVB-T2 Lite is an important refinement of the DVB-T2 standard, and one that is absolutely crucial for the future of the industry," said Jerome David, strategic marketing manager at Thomson Broadcast. "We are very happy that all of the participants in this Plug Fest have achieved their aims, and that the development of the standard has progressed so well."
 

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Thomson Broadcast Delivers Benchmark Efficiency With Elite 100 GreenPower Posted: 13/04/2011
Thomson Broadcast Delivers Benchmark Efficiency With Elite 100 GreenPower Thomson Broadcast today announced the new Elite 100 GreenPower digital television transmitter -- an energy-efficient, medium-power-range offering within the company's Elite GreenPower product family. The Elite 100 GreenPower joins Thomson Broadcast's line of environmentally friendly transmission products which includes the high-power Elite 1000 GreenPower and the Elite 10 GreenPower for low-power applications.

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Venevisin Renews Network With Transmitters From Thomson Broadcast Posted: 13/04/2011
Venevisin Renews Network With Transmitters From Thomson Broadcast Thomson Broadcast today announced that Venevisin, one of Venezuela's largest television networks, has ordered five new Thomson Optimum transmission systems for its national television network. Scheduled for installation by Q3 2011, the new systems will replace part of Venevisin's existing Thomson transmitters after more than 15 years of continuous service.

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Thomson Broadcast Introduces Elite 10 GreenPower Energy-Adept, Multichannel Repeater Posted: 06/04/2011
Thomson Broadcast Introduces Elite 10 GreenPower Energy-Adept, Multichannel Repeater Thomson Broadcast today announced the latest addition to its energy-efficient GreenPower range of transmission systems, the Elite 10 GreenPower multichannel repeater series. Designed to provide environmentally friendly coverage of transmission gaps in dense urban or mountainous environments, the Elite 10 GreenPower boasts a very competitive cost of investment.

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Thomson Broadcast 2011 NAB Show Preview Posted: 16/02/2011
Thomson Broadcast 2011 NAB Show Preview Thomson Broadcast at the 2011 NAB Show

NEW - Elite 100 GreenPower Transmitter Line Thomson's environmentally friendly range of GreenPower transmitters is enhanced with the new medium-power range Elite 100 GreenPower series. Delivering the highest efficiency on the market in its class, the Elite 100 GreenPower is the optimal choice for low CO2, low-OPEX operation in initial digital deployments, or to extend coverage in tandem with high-power Elite 1000 GreenPower transmitters. Flexible, the Elite 100 GreenPower is a true plug-and-play solution adaptable to meet any field requirement.

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Arqiva Selects Thomson Broadcast to Support New DVB-T2 Network in the U.K. Posted: 10/09/2010
Arqiva Selects Thomson Broadcast to Support New DVB-T2 Network in the U.K. Arqiva, the communications infrastructure and media services company, has selected Thomson Broadcast (formerly the transmission division of Grass Valley) for the high-power sites of its new DVB-T2 network for terrestrial high-definition services in the United Kingdom.

Thomson Broadcast is deploying, from 2010 to 2012, 16 high-power DCX Paragon MSDC-IOT transmitters with an output power up to 20 kW. The first on-air installation is set for later this year. As a long-time supplier to Arqiva, Thomson Broadcast is also upgrading the four already installed DVB-T DCX Paragon transmitters with new high-performance DVB-T2 Sirius exciters. The new generation of solid-state Elite GreenPower transmitters is also equipped with the Sirius open-platform exciter, which features real-time Digital Adaptive Pre-correction (DAP) for excellent stability and signal quality -- regardless of variations in typical environmental conditions.

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Thomson Broadcast Showcases Elite 1000 GreenPower Energy-Efficient TV Transmitters Posted: 09/09/2010
Thomson Broadcast Showcases Elite 1000 GreenPower Energy-Efficient TV Transmitters Thomson Broadcast (formerly the transmission division of Grass Valley) will highlight the Elite 1000 GreenPower television transmitter line at IBC2010. The sleek, high performance UHF transmitter features 50-V LDMOS technology and boasts an output power of up to 9.6 kW DVB per unit with an energy consumption savings of up to 15 percent over the previous Elite transmitter series. 

Utilizing Thomson real-time Digital Adaptive Precorrection (DAP), the Elite 1000 GreenPower line provides leading-edge DTV transmission efficiency, optimized output power, exemplary signal quality, and high redundancy.

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Thomson Broadcast Launches Flexible DVB-T2 Transmission Solution Posted: 08/09/2010
Thomson Broadcast Launches Flexible DVB-T2 Transmission Solution Thomson Broadcast (formerly the transmission division of Grass Valley) has created a new DVB-T2-ready exciter that gives the Thomson Elite and IOT DCX Paragon transmitters the capability to broadcast in DVB-T2 while maintaining full compatibility with existing services over DVB-T/H, ATSC, ATSC-MH, and ISDB-Tb. Already proven and on-air in the United Kingdom, the new exciter provides a transmission solution for broadcasters switching analog services directly to DVB-T2 or upgrading mature digital markets to DVB-T2 for improved bandwidth efficiency.

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Grass Valley Transmission and Headend Divisions Renamed Thomson Broadcast and Thomson Video Networks Posted: 07/09/2010
Grass Valley Transmission and Headend Divisions Renamed Thomson Broadcast and Thomson Video Networks As part of the process of the Grass Valley divestiture, Technicolor is separating its transmission and headend divisions from Grass Valley. These two business units will now operate as stand-alone entities under the THOMSON brand and are being renamed Thomson Broadcast and Thomson Video Networks. Since the earliest years of broadcasting, the Thomson name has been synonymous with expertise and innovation at the highest level and a trusted partner to the world's leading broadcasters.

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