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September 09, 2013

HISPASAT Selects Thomson Video Networks to Drive Trial of UltraHD Content Delivery

By Mandira Srivastava, TMCnet Contributor

In order to develop a new generation video coding standard, HISPASAT has recently launched a trial demonstration of UltraHD content delivery using the High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) compression capabilities of the Thomson (News - Alert) Video Networks ViBE VS7000 multiscreen encoding platform.

Thomson Video Networks has made announcement.

HISPASAT, a satellite transmission operator with a strong presence in Europe and South America is installing the VS7000 to deliver HEVC-encoded Ultra HD content to air via its HISPASAT 1E satellite platform.

HISPASAT will showcase live Ultra HD video streams using the Thomson Video Networks technology.

Ignacio Sanchis, chief commercial officer at HISPASAT, “This demonstration plays an important role in our plans to promote the deployment of the most cutting-edge compression and delivery formats - giving our customers the ability to offer their viewers the absolute highest-quality viewing experience. With the Thomson Video Networks technology, we are hoping to create awareness within our customer base and deliver live Ultra HD streams that can be used in many different ways.” 

The ViBE VS7000 technology is emerging HEVC compression standard - designed to lower operators' OPEX (News - Alert) for delivery of a wide range of convergent TV services including WebTV and OTT, as well as traditional broadcast applications. It includes Thomson's renowned next-generation compression platform for outstanding picture quality in an all-IP environment.

The ViBE VS7000 video system offers features like broadcast-quality encoding, innovative video preprocessing, and faster-than-real-time file transcoding.

Christophe Delahousse, president of Thomson Video Networks, said in statement, “By adding our own implementation of the new HEVC compression standard to the ViBE VS7000, Thomson Video Networks is paving the way for HD and Ultra HD content on any kind of device and any kind of network. HISPASAT is providing an important service to the media industry by proving that the technology exists today through the ViBE VS7000, and that it can be harnessed to encode 4K content in HEVC for actual Ultra HD delivery.”

Edited by Ryan Sartor

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