10.06.2006 08:00 AM
TANDBERG MPEG-4 AVC technology selected for Norwegian digital terrestrial TV

TANDBERG Television has won a contract from Telenor Broadcast Holding AS to provide technology and expertise that will support Norway’s transition to digital terrestrial TV.

The contract involves several TANDBERG products, including its EN8030 MPEG-4 AVC encoders, the iSIS 8000 IP multiplex system and its nCompass control and monitoring.

Telenor has a one-third ownership of Norges Televisjon (NTV), which holds the DTT license in Norway. The other partners in NTV include the broadcasters NRK and TV2. Trials of both SD and HD digital television will start in January next year. The commercial rollout of the SD service will begin in September 2007.

TANDBERG said the DTT platform would use the MPEG-4 AVC video compression standard, which will allow NTV to take advantage of bandwidth saving benefits of up to 50 percent more than MPEG-2. This enables NTV to deliver better quality pictures and more channels within the bandwidth of the terrestrial spectrum, and also to facilitate the eventual transition to HDTV.

For more information, visit www.tandbergtv.com.

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