Capitol Broadcasting adds Broadcast Electronics to their ATSC 3.0 Ecosystem
BE Genesis TV transmitter powers ATSC 3.0 launch.
Quincy Illinois, April 05, 2023 — Broadcast Electronics, part of the Elenos Group, a global leader in designing and manufacturing broadcast products, including transmitters for TV, AM, FM, HD Radio®,
and media software has a long history of providing rapid, high-quality service to their customers.
Recently Capitol Broadcasting worked with BE to launch ATSC 3.0 on their station in Wilmington NC,
W30ER-LD. Capitol Broadcasting’s WRAL-TV has the distinction of being both the first HDTV – ATSC 1.0 station and the first full-time simulcast ATSC 3.0 station in the United States.
Broadcast Electronics initially installed the Genesis TV-1k2 transmitter in 2019 for WARZ-CD operating in ATSC 1.0. BE engineer Jeff Clampitt worked closely with the WRAL engineering team including Pete Sockett, Matt Brandes, Mike Mory, and Dan Lane for planning, commissioning, and training to support the conversion to ATSC 3.0. The BE transmitter worked seamlessly with WRAL’s ATSC 3.0 ecosystem including Harmonic encoding and Trivini scheduler.
“Capitol Broadcasting has been at the forefront of innovation of NextGen TV with ATSC 3.0 and extending this to our station in Wilmington was the next logical step. We currently carry WILM’s Local Programming as well as MeTV and H&I TV on the new ATSC 3.0 channel and intend to take full advantage of the NextGen capabilities including datacasting and mobility,” said Pete Sockett, Director of Engineering and Operations at Capitol Broadcasting. “The BE transmitter has been extremely reliable since turn on, and the transition to ATSC 3.0 was smooth and simple, we couldn’t be more pleased.”
All BE television transmitters feature Pro TV inside technology providing a software-defined exciter that is the most advanced and future-proof modulation solution in the Broadcasting market.
Support for IP content distribution with 4x IP Gb ports is standard. BE’s exclusive Opti Power advanced precorrection and crest factor reduction software yields increased MER performance and efﬁciency that works in concert with next-generation high-efficiency Doherty amplifier technology to reduce energy consumption and lower operating costs for long-term, reliable operation.
“We are delighted to partner with Capitol Broadcasting to continue their NextGen TV leadership and thank them for trusting Broadcast Electronics to help deliver their content to the Wilmington area.” said Rich Redmond, President, and COO of Broadcast Electronics – Elenos Group, “We are thankful to have a very dedicated team of broadcast professionals at the Elenos Group who understand the challenges of operating radio and TV stations in a 24/7/365 environment, and stand ready to simplify and accelerate the transition
to the NextGen TV technology.”
About Capitol Broadcasting
Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. is a diversified communications company which owns and/or operates WRAL-TV, WRAZ-TV, WRAL-FM, WRAL-HD2, WNGT-CD, WCMC-FM, WCMC-HD1, WDNC-AM, WCMC-HD2, WCMC-HD3, WCLY-AM, WCMC-HD4, Microspace, WRAL Digital and Wolfpack Sports Properties
(a joint venture with Learfield) in Raleigh, NC; WILM-TV, WILT-LD and Sunrise Broadcasting in Wilmington, NC; The Durham Bulls Baseball Club, Bull City Hospitality, and Coastal Plain League in Durham, NC;
The Holly Springs Salamanders in Holly Springs, NC; the American Underground startup hub in Durham, NC;
and real estate interests including the American Tobacco Historic District in Durham, NC,
and Rocky Mount Mills in Rocky Mount, NC.
About Elenos Group
Elenos Group provides market leading solutions for software-based content management,
Radio & Television transmission, and scientific applications of radio frequency for advanced physics, biomedicine and aero-spatial development.
The Elenos Group has been providing high tech solutions for broadcasters under the brands of Elenos, Broadcast Electronics, Itelco and Pro Television for nearly 65 years in over 170 countries.
All of our products and services come from a heritage of creativity and innovation unmatched in the industry.