German technology company Rohde & Schwarz was chosen to equip the TV network in the State of Qatar with DVB-T2 technology.
State media broadcaster Qatar Media Corporation (QMC) will upgrade its broadcast network for the 2022 Soccer World Cup. The main contractor for the project is Salam Media Cast which commissioned Rohde & Schwarz to integrate, test and put the necessary broadcasting technology into operation.
The order includes delivery of new UHF transmitters and upgrading of the existing transmitters to support DVB-T2. To generate the two DVB-T2 multiplexes, Rohde & Schwarz will deliver new, fully redundant IP-based R&S AVHE100 head-ends.
The DVB T2 network is planned to go on air before the end of 2013. In addition, a new transmitter site for FM and DAB transmissions will be built which will include a 340-meter-high guyed mast. Rohde & Schwarz will equip this site with seven specially configured FM transmitters and one DAB transmitter.
The Munich-based company will also integrate the associated transmitter technology and monitoring systems at all sites. Added to this will be a fibre-optic backbone which will link the radio and TV broadcasting centres to the different transmitter sites.