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Changing the way operators deliver TV

Appear TV helps cable operators add free-to-air DVB-T channels to cable packages

DVB-T modulator removes technical complexity and integrates services into Electronic Programme Guides

Oslo and Cologne, 3rd May 2010:

Appear TV, a global provider of nextgeneration head-ends for broadcast and IP television, will launch a new DVB-T
modulator module at ANGACable 2010 that helps cable operators seamlessly add digital terrestrial services to their programme bouquets. In recent months there has been an increasing trend for cable operators in some territories to capture local digital terrestrial services in order to reduce the need for subscribers to have
both cable and terrestrial reception in the home.

Appear TV’s new ETS EN300 774 compliant DVB-T modulator module can operate with signal frequencies of between 47 and 862 MHz to generate up to 4 fully agile COFDM channels simultaneously. The COFDM output module supports
multiplexing with PCR and PSI/SI regeneration, as well as transparent passthrough The modulation and up-conversion is fully digital guaranteeing the best possible signal quality.

Thomas Lind, Technical Director at Appear TV explains, “Anything that helps cable operators add new services to their line-ups must be a good thing. While many operators saw free-to-air digital terrestrial channels as a potential threat to their revenues, our DVB-T modulator is enabling them to turn these same services into a churn buster without the need for complex processes or large investments in new technology.

“Our new DVB-T modulator for cable TV removes the complexity of adding digital terrestrial channels to cable operators existing video offerings, and enables PSI/SI data to be automatically added to transport streams without the need to
update it manually. We’ve already seen a considerable amount of interest from European operators.”

The new DVB-T module handles both PCR and PSI/SI regeneration that ensures all programme information is updated automatically ensuring that all PSI/SI tables including EPGs/Programme Guides are always up-to-date. It also continues Appear TV’s ethos of scalable, modular technology that gives operators greater
control and flexibility for their networks.

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Note to editors:
If you would like to book an appointment at ANGACable 2010 to discuss any
Appear TV solution, or have any other enquires, please contact Lyndon Johnson
via email at, or on +44 (0)20 7486 4900, or visit the
company’s stand (# J21).

About Appear TV
Appear TV is based in Oslo, Norway. The company produces world-class
equipment that enables operators to deliver professional broadcast services to
millions of users around the globe. The company is dedicated to developing
reliable, revenue-generating and innovative solutions for operators looking to
deliver real-time content to the home. Appear TV head-ends are designed for
modularity, high density, and flexibility.

Media contact:
Tim Langridge
Marketing & Communications Manager

PR contact:
Lyndon Johnson
Platform PR
+44 (0)20 7486 4900