Mongolia Migrates to DVB-T2

Mongolia Digital Broadcasting (MNBC) has just launched Mongolia’s first-ever DVB-T2 service.

Working with systems integrator Digital Horizon and Thomson Video Networks’ ViBEā„¢ EM1000 multi-channel SD encoders and NetProcessor 9030 multiplexer and video processor with embedded DVB-T2 gateway. Installed at the broadcaster’s headend facility in Ulaanbaatar, the Thomson Video Networks’ solutions have enabled MNBC to migrate to a DVB-T2/MPEG-4 operation in order to accommodate more channels and increase its competitive advantage.

Launched in 2007, MNBC was Mongolia’s first digital terrestrial TV network operator and is currently the market-leading terrestrial channel. By migrating to DVB-T2/MPEG-4, MNBC will now be able to broadcast up to 120 digital TV channels over five UHF transponders to maintain its number one position in the market and compete effectively with Mongolia’s national satellite operator.

Mongolian Digital Broadcasting (MNBC) broadcasts multichannel digital terrestrial television services to more than 40,000 viewers in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, with a goal of delivering digital TV services to outlying areas that lack telecom infrastructure. Today, MNBC’s digital television network covers 90 percent of Ulaanbaatar, and the network is a leader in the Mongolian government’s “Transfer to Digital” program with its efforts to launch the country’s first service based on the DVB-T2 standard. The new service has been highly praised by customers for its high audio and video quality and wide variety of channels.

Source: Thomson