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Rohde & Schwartz has been selected by the Egyptian National Media Authority (ENMA) to support its digital terrestrial TV network with transmitters by the middle of June 2019.

Egyptian National Media Autority logo 19 April 2019The contract, for DVB-T2 transmitters in nine sites across the country, is to ensure that ENMA is able to deliver digital SD and HD TV broadcasts in time for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations football tournament, which kicks off on 21 June.

Rohde & Schwarz is working with its local partner, Egypt-based Integrated Communication Systems (ICS) to install and commission the nine THU9evo 2KW UHF transmitters.

Boasting overall efficiency values of up to 40% for COFDM and 43% for ATSC, Rohde & Schwartz claims the product family represents the market-leading DVB-T2 transmitter solution.

"ENMA is planning to cover Egypt with DVB-T2 transmission and the current project will cover part of our plan,” said Mervat Hassan, chair of Broadcast Engineering Sector at ENMA - previously known as the Egyptian Radio & Television Union.

“This project is very important for us and we are looking forward to cooperating with Rohde & Schwarz to execute this project on the timeline as scheduled. ENMA is looking forward to Rohde & Schwarz support in the next two phases also,” she added.

Each transmitter site will employ R&S PRISMON base multiviewers, configured to monitor and analyse one HD and eight SD TV channels.

The system will also include five R&S ETL TV analysers - a universal reference receiver which will be configured for DVB-T2 measurement together with power sensors.

The project also includes the supply of UHF DVB-T2 antenna systems from Kathrein, RF feeders from RFS, combiner systems from Spinner and various auxiliary systems.

“This is an ambitious project and will position ENMA as a leading broadcast service provider in the North Africa region,” said Rommer Balanon, bid manager at Rohde & Schwarz Middle East & Africa.

“We are delighted that ENMA has selected Rohde & Schwarz as their technology partner and we look forward to a busy period ahead.”