Radio Television Guatemala has purchased a turnkey HDTV transmission, encoding and master control package for its digital television launch in the Guatemala City region.
Radio Television Guatemalaâ€™s first HDTV broadcast, the inaugural World Cup ceremony and match, marked one of the first HDTV broadcasts in Central America. The station will continue on a regular basis with over-the-air digital and HDTV broadcasts on Channel 19 following the conclusion of the World Cup.
Harris has helped with the installation of a Harris Ranger ATSC 1kW transmitter, Harris NetVX HD encoders and a Leitch IconMaster SD/HD-configurable master control system, including character crawls and squeezeback effects; and NEO XHD series up- and downconverters. The Leitch NEXIO video server at the main transmission site in Guatemala City will be used for content storage and playout.For more information, visit www.harris.com.