Togo Making the Digital TV Transition with Harris

Technology & Convergence

Togo has launched an initiative to completely renew the country’s broadcast TV infrastructure. Harris will be at the heart of the overhaul, designing, installing and commissioning an entire digital video chain to transmit throughout the country — using a national network of DVB-T2 transmitters and satellite services.

“Harris will play a central role in this ground-breaking digital TV transition – not only in supplying the market’s most advanced digital production, distribution and transmission technology, but also in providing the human resources that are so important to the success of this pioneering project,” said Vincent Pernin, technical manager, General d’Afrique – the project’s prime contractor. “Already, we have developed a close working relationship with Harris’ team of engineers and technology specialists. We look forward to an exciting period as we move forward in this initiative.”

To meet the TV needs of an entire country, Harris will supply a complete solution comprising three complete TV stations, including production studios, master control rooms, distribution and post-production centres. It will also provide Togo with mobile news gathering equipment; satellite uplink and receiving systems at each TV site; content distribution systems at the using the Selenio media convergence platform; and nine TV sites, featuring new and refurbished towers, new antennas, electrical equipment, air handling equipment and Harris Maxiva DVB-T2 transmitters.

Togo is turning on digital TV with Harris equipment

“Togo is setting a new standard in the African region by adopting a digital TV ecosystem based on the DVB-T2 transmission standard and using our most advanced contribution, production and distribution technologies,” said Harris Morris, President, Harris Broadcast Communications. “This investment will provide Togo with a valuable resource that will aid cultural and economic development in the country.”