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Enhanced TV Picture Quality for Egyptians

Ericsson and ERTU


Egyptian Radio and Television Union (ERTU) delivers high quality TV to 60 million viewers
Egypt’s national broadcaster enhances output quality
11 satellite and 9 local channels offer clearer video content

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Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has supplied Egyptian Radio and Television Union (ERTU) with a new contribution and distribution video headend solution to upgrade its network. The upgraded network covers the Upper Egypt region and connects over 30 of ERTU’s contribution studios via SDH Microwaves links, enabling the broadcaster to distribute high quality MPEG-2 4:2:2 content between the facilities.

“Egyptian Radio and Television Union has a duty to Egyptian viewers to provide the best TV experience possible, which is why we continue our efforts to upgrade our network by choosing reliable and high quality equipment from leading system manufacturers and solution providers such as Ericsson,” said Mr Hamdy Mounir, Chairman, ERTU.

“We are proud that Egyptian Radio and Television Union has chosen us for its demanding contribution requirements. This order is further evidence of our continued leadership in the Contribution & Distribution market,” said Eric Baron, Head of EMEIA Region, Solution Area TV, Ericsson.

The full ERTU system comprises Ericsson MPEG-2 E5710 Encoders, RX8200 Decoders, MX8400 Multiplexer and TT6120 Network adapters, which are fully controlled by nCompass Control, the management system for broadcast headends for configuration, system monitoring and redundancy.

About ERTU

Egyptian Radio and Television Union (ERTU) is Egypt's national broadcaster and the Middle East's largest television and radio producer and broadcaster. With facilities throughout the region, ERTU transmits 11 satellite TV channels via Nilesat, as well as nine local channels with a total viewing audience of approximately 60 million people.

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