BBC launches world’s first DVB-T2 digital terrestrial network

NEC today announced the first deployment of its new DVB-T2 digital terrestrial TV broadcast transmitters on behalf of Arqiva, a communications infrastructure and media services company. The DVB-T2 technology will deliver an increase in capacity of 67% to the BBC’s Multiplex B, efficiently creating the space needed for UK public service broadcasters’ HD transmissions. The BBC and Arqiva will be the first organizations in the world to deploy the DVB-T2 technology into full operational service across an entire transmission network. NEC’s deployment of these DVB-T2 digital TV transmitters supports part of an agreement between Arqiva and the BBC to update one of the BBC’s existing DVB-T digital terrestrial multiplexes to the new DVB-T2 standard.