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Shenzhen tv-uplink

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Shenzhen tv-uplink

  1. 1. COMPANY REPORT Ground Station Shenzhen TV, ChinaSatellite Uplinkdirectly fromShenzhen • uses 6 Uplink dishes for SNG • will start its own programming Uplink soon • prepared for further expansion • all important devices installed two times for instant backup192 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 04-05/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com www.TELE-satellite.com — 04-05/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 193
  2. 2. COMPANY REPORT Ground Station Shenzhen TV, ChinaThe 26 Satellite Antennas to be a special station can be seen if also transmitted terrestrially via FM, ally arranged. SZMG uses the downlink you pay a visit to their brand new, ul- points out the fact that Shenzhen TV antennas to receive the transmissions tra modern ground station. Our station offers more than just one TV channel. and SNG feeds for their own channel.from SZMG in Shenzhen tour guide is Zhang Bing; he’s been “We’ve been transmitting four SD DVB- working for Shenzhen TV as a Broad- T TV channels since 2006. And since He explains to us the function of the cast Engineer since 1994 and witnessed 2008 we’ve been using DMB-TH to uplink antennas: “All of the antennas first hand the stunning growth of the transmit five TV channels terrestrially are used in pairs: one main dish and station. “Shenzhen TV started in 1984”, in HD. We also offer cable subscribers a backup dish. Two 6.2-meter antennas explains Zhang Bing to us during the in Shenzhen 10 TV channels and we’re handle our own SNG uplink in the Ku- tour, “Today there are more than 2000 getting ready for distribution via IPTV.” band, Two additional antennas for our The TV Organization of Shenzhen ers are headquartered here and it’s for itants. So, only the TV channel from people working here of which 260 are SNG uplink in the C-band in which themanaged to construct a very impressive this reason that TELE-satellite reports Guangzhou is allowed to transmit via in the technical field and of those there Sure enough, Shenzhen TV changed main dish is 9.0 meters in diameter andGround Station in the Xili suburb (north quite often from Shenzhen. satellite and is therefore receivable ev- are 70 Broadcast & Transmission engi- its name to Shenzhen Media Group the backup dish is 7.3 meters wide.”of Nanshan on the western side of the erywhere in China. As an exception to neers.” back in 2006 and is now know by thebig city of Shenzhen) in just a couple The city has acquired special sta- the “One TV channel from each Prov- abbreviation SZMG. Shortly after thatof years. Roughly 12 million people live tus: in addition to the state-run CCTV ince” rule, Shenzhen TV can also trans- The channel has been transmitting in 2007 ground was broken on thein the greater Shenzhen area and be- channels, only one channel from each mit via satellite so that everyone in via satellite since 2004: “We transmit Ground Station in Xili. “We havecause of all the high-tech companies of the 22 provinces is allowed to be China and, thanks to satellite spillover, two channels via CHINASAT 6A at 125E six uplink antennas and 20that call this city home, it’s an area with transmitted via satellite. Shenzhen is those in neighboring countries, can see - our HD channel is on 4.040H and the downlink antennas”, saysthe highest income per person in all of in the Guangdong province (also known what’s going on in Shenzhen. SD channel plus three radio channels Zhang Bing as he gesturesMainland China. Many of the worldwide as Canton in the west) and Guangzhou are on 3.845H.” The mentioning of the to these dishes that haveleading Digital TV receiver manufactur- is the capital city with 10 million inhab- The fact that Shenzhen TV happens ë three radio channels, that naturally are been very profession- Shenzhen■ A guard post is located justoutside the entrance to the SZMGGround Station. On the site are 20reception antennas as well as 6transmission dishes. Shenzhen issituated directly on the coast; theSZMG Ground Station is only 50mabove sea level.194 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 04-05/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com www.TELE-satellite.com — 04-05/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 195
  3. 3. 1 2 3 1. The way to the left takes you to the SZMG Ground Station and to the right is the research center for Shenzhen TV’s employees. 2. SZMG reminds you in a friendly manner not to walk on the grass. 3. Entrance sign to the transmission building of SZMB in Shenzhen, China196 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 04-05/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  4. 4. ■ The brand new NOC at SZMG in Shenzhen, China. Some of the TV screens are still dark and will come to life when their own uplink is turned on.198 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 04-05/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com www.TELE-satellite.com — 04-05/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 199
  5. 5. ■ Engineer Zhang Bing gestures to the 9.0-meter antenna and says, "This dish is pointed to INTELSAT 904 at 62E and receives the images from the UK Football League."200 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 04-05/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  6. 6. And now for the highlight of our visit: Shenzhen TV will soon be uplinking their TV signal themselves. “Up until now our TV signal was delivered fiberoptically to the Province uplink in Guangzhou. But we’ll soon be uplinking our TV channels from here - we’re in the final stages of the installation.” They will be using two 9.0-meter antennas to handle this task and as always, one will be the main an- tenna and the other will serve as the backup. The actual start date of their own TV ■ Zhang Bing is “Broadcast & Transmission” engineer at SZMG (Shenzhen TV) and shows us the security channel uplink is not yet set in stone; camera video monitors for their antenna farm. The maybe it’ll take place when this issue of other monitors display the incoming SNG signals TELE-satellite is published. and transmissions that are being received by one of SZMG’s 20 downlink antennas at this moment.202 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 04-05/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com www.TELE-satellite.com — 04-05/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 203
  7. 7. 11. The satellite signals find their way here: the original signal from the satellite is delivered via fiberoptic cableand converted into the L-band for further processing. SZMG utilizes the most modern technology here.2. Huang Haitao is the Station Manager and leads the small five-man SZMG Ground Station team. He is seen 3here standing next to the modulators for the uplink of Shenzhen TV that will soon be turned on.3.In the heart of the satellite uplink station: here is the actual transmitter. Even here everything has a backup.Station Manager Huang Haitao has his hand on the main transmitter: “This one has an output power of 3000W.”The backup transmitter has a 500W power output. 44. The engineering room at SZMG with the modulators. 2204 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 04-05/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com www.TELE-satellite.com — 04-05/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 205

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