HD DTT service for Cyprus
Public broadcaster Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (CyBC) will use Net Insight’s Nimbra platform when it launches the islands first HD services via a new, national digital terrestrial TV distribution and contribution network.
The DTT network scheduled for launch by the end of 2010 will be the transport network for all DTT services, including radio, across Cyprus. It also will supply High Definition contribution services in a JPEG 2000 format from regional studios back to the main site in Nicosia. The network covers 11 main transmitter sites and four reporter sites.
Source: Broadband TV News and Net Insight
Item added: 21st June 2010
Cyprus selects Digital Headend
Public service broadcaster Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (CyBC) has selected Harmonic Inc.’s IP-based digital terrestrial transmission technologies and related services to support its digital rollout. The Harmonic DVB-T headend will be located in Nicosia and the digital TV service of four digital terrestrial television and radio channels will be carried over a microwave transmission network to mountain top sites and then broadcast via DVB-T to viewers.
According to the press release the equipment is a comprehensive video delivery system and provides a seamless upgrade path from MPEG-2 to MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) transmission.
Source: Harmonic press release
Item added: 18th April 2010
Cyprus set for Digital TV
Ministers of Communications and Works Nikos Nicolaides and Interior Minister Neoclis Sylikiotis announced at a press conference on Monday, the 7th December, that Cyprus was ready to modernise it's electronic communication with the introduction of Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) in 2010.
The press conference about the introduction of digital terrestrial television, took place on the occasion of the publication in the Official Gazette of the announcement for the public tender for a second DTT platform.
In July 2008, the Cabinet made the decision to issue two DTT licenses, the first to the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (CyBC) for public service broadcasting and the second to a platform of private operators through an auction process.
Source: Famagusta Gazette
Item added: 14th December 2009
Cyprus DSO in 2011
Cyprus aims to complete its Digital Switch Over (DSO) process by 2011, reports Broadband TV News.
The country’s minister of communications and works Nikos Nikolaides said that there would be a period of simulcasts before the final switchover took place, one year ahead of the EU digital deadline of 2012.
The DTH platform Multichoice Hellas, the IPTV platforms MiVision and Prime Tel are already operating in the country.
Source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 13th October 2008
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