05.09.2008 08:15 AM
Eurosport to launch HD tennis with Thomson

A new HD channel from Eurosport, based on Thomson Grass Valley K2 media servers, will be on the air for the French Open tennis tournament beginning May 25.

The new channel airs from its main all-digital broadcast center in Issy-les-Moulineaux (near Paris. A large Thomson Grass Valley K2 storage area network (SAN) based around multiple K2 media server systems will support the operation. The overall project is the one of the largest HD SAN ever installed by Thomson and is valued at more than $3 million.

Eurosport, Europe’s leading sports multimedia platform, is owned by the TF1 group and broadcasts in 20 languages to 112 million homes across 59 countries in Europe as well as 10 countries in Asia. Thomson was contracted to provide a full range of services to the new Eurosport HD project, including system design, installation and 24/7 customer service.

The new K2 HD SAN will be used to handle incoming satellite and fiber feeds and to play out sports content to air. It will accomplish this using 44 Thomson Grass Valley video server channels, in both SD and HD, complete with 1000 hours of online storage (at 100Mb/s HD resolution), six stand-alone K2 servers and an archive system.

For more information, visit http://www.thomsongrassvalley.com/.

Post New Comment
If you are already a member, or would like to receive email alerts as new comments are
made, please login or register.

Enter the code shown above:

(Note: If you cannot read the numbers in the above
image, reload the page to generate a new one.)

No Comments Found

Tuesday 06:00 AM
Eleven FCC Scenarios for The 600 MHz Band Plan
I suspect that the estimated $44 billion of auction proceeds do not take into account the fact that some spectrum the FCC will buy cannot be resold because it must be used as guard intervals in the 600 MHz band plan.~ Charles W. Rhodes

Zazil Media Group /   Thursday 11:07 AM
NAB 2015 Preview: Dalet Spearheads the Facility of the Future
Wall Street Communications /   Thursday 07:36 PM
Digital Alert Systems 2015 NAB Show Preview

Featured Articles
Discover TV Technology