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Setting the Clock to Winter Time on October 26

MEDIA BROADCAST transmits Time Signals to 100 Million Radio Clocks

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(businesspress24) - Bonn, October 24, 2008 – On the last weekend of October it will be that time of year again: we will have to set our clocks to winter time. Owners of radio clocks do not have to worry about the time change. MEDIA BROADCAST’s DCF77 time signal transmitter in Mainflingen by Frankfurt broadcasts the legal time for Germany by order of the Federal Physical and Technical Institute (Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt) (PTB). The signal that repeats itself every minute will also broadcast the new time on October 26 at three o’clock at night. Radio clocks will be automatically set back by one hour. MEDIA BROADCAST broadcasts the reference time of atomic clocks of the PTB, which are located in the transmitting radio station in Mainflingen. Monitoring by PTB clocks in Braunschweig guarantees an accuracy of one second in two million years. In Mainflingen the long-wave transmitter DCF77 broadcasts the signal on the frequency 77.5 kilohertz with a range of 2,000 kilometers. The timing cycle reaches around 100 million recipients in households, in the scientific and economic communities and in daily public traffic.


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MEDIA BROADCAST is Germany's largest full-service provider in the media and broadcast industry. The company's core business revolves around the planning, installation and operation of multimedia transmission platforms, inside and outside of Germany, for television and radio companies based on modern transmitter, cable and satellite networks. MEDIA BROADCAST provides comprehensive service to some 850 national and 110 international customers, including public and private broadcasters,
TV and radio production companies, international broadcasters and network operators, media groups and the cinema industry. MEDIA BROADCAST is a member of the TDF Group. You can find more information under

The TDF Group is a leading provider of terrestrial broadcast services in Europe with locations in France, Germany, Finland, Hungary, Spain, the Netherlands, Poland, Estonia and Monaco. TDF offers a broad service portfolio for radio/television stations and telecommunications providers.
The TDF Group is present across the entire broadcasting value creation spectrum, including contents recording and editing, play-in/play-out technologies and analog/digital terrestrial broadcast networks including HD and Mobile-TV.
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Date: 10/24/2008 - 10:11
Language: English
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