RFS’ technology is now powering over 60% of UHD TV deployments in South Korea, serving over 650,000 households so far, with additional transmitter systems to be deployed across the next 36 months.
Building a UHD TV world-first:
RFS began work on the world-first UHD TV project in 2016. It has since deployed 33 end-to-end transmitter systems for UHD TV across 12 sites in 8 of the country’s biggest cities. Major Korean broadcasters including KBS, SBS, and MBC are using RFS antenna systems and combiners to simultaneously broadcast DTV and UHDTV from the 12 existing sites. RFS is also providing technical support to South Korean broadcasters for the shift to a higher frequency UHF band for transmission – 700MHz at a 5kW power rating.
The success of these existing deployments has been showcased with two significant global sporting events in 2018 – the PyeongChang Winter Olympics and the World Cup – demonstrating a robust set up capable of simultaneously serving DTV and UHD TV viewers using the same UHF antennas.