Plisch building, 1955

The passionated engineer Hans Helmut Plisch founded Plisch Nachrichtentechnik in Viernheim.
Ever since the beginning in 1955, PLISCH promoted the worldwide success of electronic information media through the provision of important technical facilities.

1960 – 1970 Panorama Receiver EP 36

PLISCH started its business with radio interference measuring and television measuring equipment. Later, PLISCH specialized in the development of television transmission systems and associated measuring equipment. In the 70s, PLISCH introduces the famous “Jolly B“, the first TV transposer in modular architecture.

Transmitter Jolly B 1971 – 1980

PLISCH’s tube power amplifiers up to 20 kW with a maintenance free coaxial cavity resonator have been brought to market and were sold worldwide by Rohde & Schwarz in the 80s and 90s. Later, with the introduction of the transistor technology, the cooperation was finished.

1995 Transmitter for Vietnam

Introduction of PLISCH’s Tristan transmitter series, a modular based and relaible transmitter system.

Many transmitters of this type are still in operation.


2000 PLISCH today

In the year 2000 PLISCH changed the owners and orientated more to the international market. Hans H. Plisch GmbH & Co. KG was founded.

2008 Transmitter Series 3000

Introduction of the Series 3000 with market leading design.

It was the most efficient transmitter system at this time.

2009 Innovacom

Innovacom invested in PLISCH. Innovacom has invested over 1 billion Euros in hundreds of technological start-ups in the digital economy.

IBC Innovation Award 2011

Implementation of the first DVB-T2 transmitter network with Ericsson. We won the IBC Innvovation Award 2011.

2014 Low Power Transmitter Series 4000

PLISCH starts the introduction of the Series “4000” – the most efficient transmitter system with the latest Doherty technology.

60th Anniversary 2015

PLISCH celebrates its 60th birthday.

2016 Contract extension with Swisscom

PLISCH has extended its contract with Swisscom for DVB & DAB transmitters and has been successful with a major part of the DVBV-T2 rollout in Germany.

Business growth for USA and Korea

Another successfull year, where PLISCH has entered the US market with several high power transmitters (10kW to 40 kW) and the first ATSC  3.0 high power transmitter installation in South Korea.

Introduction of Low Power Series 5000 in 2019

The all new Low Power Series 5000 was first installed for italian broadcaster RaiWay, who was looking for a strong reliability and a wide range of reserve systems such as passive reserve, 3+1 and also gapfillers. In addition to this Plisch implemented easy to operate satellite receivers inside their transmitters.

Introduction of Medium Power Series 5000 in 2020

By expanding the product portfolio, Plisch introduced the all new medium power transmitters for series 5000 in 2020 and was happy to deliver the first systems to Italy and by the beginning of 2021 to Indonesia.

Plisch Transmitter

Breakthrough: 51% energy efficiency

In 2022 Plisch designed the worldwide first DAB transmitter reaching an overall energy efficiency of above 51%. These Values where certified by official federal german broadcast comittee ARD in type approval test of Series 5300 systems for high power liquid cooled transmission.

Implementation of 5G Broadcast & DRM

In 2023 Plisch extended its transmission standard by implementing 5G Broadcast and DRM+ to its portfolio of OFDM modulation. 5G Broadcast is discussed to be a possible future of linear broadcast by transmitting linear terrestrial broadcast to 5G mobile phones with the benefit of reducing traffic on small cell LTE 5G towers.

DRM+ is set to be the next step in implementing digital radio, foremost in Asia, with Indonesia, Pakistan, China and India at the forefront. By adopting DRM+ as additional digital radio standard Plisch will adress this direction of broadcasters in Asia by expanding its business and reputation in Asia.

Plisch 5G Broadcast