China Central Television Selects Tektronix Video Test and Monitoring Equipment

8/6/2002 - China Central Television (CCTV) has chosen Tektronix's video test and monitoring solutions to support and maintain their new digital broadcast facilities. Tektronix is a leading innovator of test, measurement, and monitoring equipment.

CCTV purchased a variety of Tektronix waveform monitors, including the WFM700M multi-format monitors and WFM601E standard-definition monitors. The WFM700M provides for the evaluation of the digital transport layer and includes digital analysis capabilities important in design, installation, and maintenance of component digital systems. CCTV also chose Tektronix VM700T automated video measurement sets, TG700 multi-format test generators, and MTG300 MPEG generators. The equipment, when added to CCTV's existing Tektronix MPEG analyzer, provides comprehensive video test and monitoring solutions to support digital broadcasting in China.

"The transition from analog to digital broadcasting is one of our near-term, key goals," said Mr. He Xong Jiu, Vice President of CCTV. "However, we will still have to continuously maintain a high-quality broadcast in order to serve our audiences. For many years now, we have been using Tektronix's analog video test and monitoring instrument to enable this. The new digital Tektronix instruments we have purchased will be used to assure the quality of our digital video transmission and production."

"Television broadcast providers like CCTV need to have equipment with high accuracy and reliability," said Vince Ganley, Vice President, Pacific region, Tektronix. "Tektronix's digital video test and monitoring solutions allow CCTV to fulfill their broadcasting goal. Tektronix' leading position in video testing has been established for more than fifty-five years, giving Tektronix the edge to continue providing innovative video test solutions to meet future test needs."

About The Products
The award-winning WFM700 is a family of flexible, multi-format waveform monitors that enables broadcasters, production professionals, and designers to measure and monitor both standard-definition and high-definition video signals from a single platform. The WFM601E is an industry-standard waveform monitor that provides comprehensive evaluation of the digital transport layer for standard-definition signals. The TG700 family of video signal generators provides reliable, flexible, and upgradeable sync pulse and test signal generator solutions that support a variety of formats, standards, and transmission requirements. The MTG300 MPEG generator is a flexible, cost-effective source of MPEG-2 transport streams for design evaluation and conformance testing of compressed digital video products. The VM700T is an Emmy® award-winning video measurement set that automatically performs specific baseband video and audio measurements.

About CCTV Station
China Central Television (CCTV) is the national television station of the People's Republic of China. On May 1, 1958, it began trial broadcasting of TV programs, and on September 2, it went into official operation. In 1973, it started to broadcast PAL-D colored programs. Today, CCTV features 11 channels with a daily airtime of more than 200 hours. The programs include news, economics, the arts, opera, music, sport movies, military affairs, science and technology, agriculture and programs for children, which appear in 300 time slots. CCTV produces about 66.4% of local programs and attracts more than 1 billion viewers with coverage of 90.3% of the population in China. Its international and English channels are transmitted by satellite worldwide.

About Tektronix (
Tektronix, Inc. is a test, measurement and monitoring company providing measurement solutions to the communications, computer and semiconductor industries worldwide. With more than 55 years of experience, Tektronix enables its customers to design, build, deploy and manage next-generation global communications networks, computing and advanced technologies. Headquartered in Beaverton, Ore., Tektronix has operations more than 20 countries worldwide.

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