KBS plans ATSC 3.0 SFN networks with PROGIRA solutions

PROGIRA is proud to announce a new PROGIRA® plan customer in South Korea – National Korean broadcaster KBS 

KBS initiated the country’s first radio broadcasting service in 1927 and commenced Korea’s first television broadcasting service in 1961. Having its first broadcasting HD programs in 2001 KBS completed the transfer to digital broadcasting in 2012.

“With the digitalization of terrestrial television and the changes in the digital media environment, KBS strives to connect with the audience through the production of audience oriented, high-quality public services.”, says Mr. Joong il Kim, President at Jinmyung Communications. “PROGIRA plan software is known as one of the best tools for SFN network planning and we hope that it will help KBS to plan efficiently their ATSC 3.0 SFN networks in South Korea which will lead to a higher quality of the provided services.”

Jinmyung Communications is a PROGIRA partner in South Korea. Established in 1995, the company works as a manufacturer of equipment for the television and radio broadcasting markets which includes AM, FM and television transmitters and antennas.

“ATCS 3.0 is a new digital terrestrial TV broadcasting standard. Companies working with new technologies are always facing new challenges of the TV industry. We hope that our developments with ATSC 3.0 network planning features in PROGIRA plan software will be useful for KBS and its business in Korea”, says Patrik Engstedt , CEO at PROGIRA Radio Communication AB.