[opendtv] Low-Power KAXT Goes Digital With 20 Sub-Channels Available

Look ma, and I didn't even need H.264 compression for this.

No doubt, there will be those who can't figure out why this is a good
thing.

Bert

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http://www.tvtechnology.com/article/86638

Low-Power KAXT Goes Digital With 20 Sub-Channels Available
09.04.2009.

KAXT-CA, a low-power community television station in San Jose, Calif.,
has deployed a digital ATSC television service capable of up to 20
MPEG-2 video and audio services within its 19.39 Mbps signal.

The station is using video processing gear from Harmonic, transmission
equipment from Linear Industries and PSIP generation from Triveni
Digital. It's the first station in the United States ready to unleash
such a broad range of channels.

Harmonic's DiviCom Electra 5000 encoders, DiviTrackIP statistical
multiplexing and NMX Digital Service Manager are used to compress and
manage the video and audio services. Triveni's GuideBuilder PSIP
generator manages the virtual channels and EPG metadata files and feeds
the carousel to the Harmonic ProStream 1000 remultiplexer over IP.

The GuideBuilder also provides a path to mobile DTV.

The Linear Industries AT71KO-1 1000-watt digital UHF transmitter and
AT7001 exciter provide linear and nonlinear pre-correction.

"This new service is a technological feat and establishes a new business
model for KAXT," said Warren Trumbly, KAXT president. "The solutions
from Harmonic, Linear and Triveni Digital make it possible to deliver
more channels with excellent video quality when compared with the
previous analog service we ran for years-without breaking our budget. We
have been able to add a variety of programs and offer more multicultural
content for the diverse population of the Bay Area, an exciting
opportunity for us to better serve viewers and grow our revenues."
 
 
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