Israel: Thomson Signs Network Extension Agreement

Second Authority moves forward with radio, TV digital transition
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The Second Authority for Television and Radio, Israel’s public regulatory authority for commercial broadcasts, chose Thomson Broadcast to facilitate the extension of its national DVB-T/DVB-T2 network.

The new infrastructure includes two new multiplexes on 30 sites covering three single frequency areas. The deal covers a three-year service agreement for the global transmission system, as well as installation and commissioning services and 63 high- and medium- power transmitters from Thomson’s GreenPower range.

“This important national infrastructure project is part of the second phase of Israel's transition to digital, and includes the roll out of 18 additional television and radio services and HDTV quality,” said Chief Technology Officer Tal Nissim.


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