DVB-T2 Tender in India

Prasar Bharati, the Broadcasting Corporation of India, plans to introduce DVB-T2 services at 19 Locations in India and has published a formal tender notice. There are plans for DVB-T2 HD and SD services at 19 locations, and the cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata will also have one HD-only service. The tender notices, which have just closed, can be found below and explicitly state that:   “The transmission facility will conform to DVB-T2 standards as per ETSI standards EN 302755 and TR 102831. The system shall be designed and implemented as described in DVB organizations’ Documents A122 and A133.” Document A133 covers the Implementation Guidelines for DVB-T2.   This tender notice and the growing interest for DVB-T2 in the region reconfirm India’s 1999 decision to adopt DVB-T as its national Digital Terrestrial Television system, and could potentially create even bigger economies of scale for low DVB-T and DVB-T2 set-top box prices.   India DVB-T2 Tender Notice (general)   India DVB-T2 HDTV Tender Notice (4 cities)   India DVB-T2 SDTV/HDTV Tender Notice (19 cities)