07.16.2009 09:49 AM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
VTC selects TANDBERG Television for HD/SD playout to DTT, satellite
Vietnam Multimedia (VTC) has selected TANDBERG Television to provide the encoding, multiplexing and modulation for 10 HD and 32 SD channels that are simultaneously played out over satellite and digital terrestrial networks. The Vietnamese broadcaster and platform operator combines MPEG-2 SD and MPEG-4 AVC HD channels in the same TANDBERG Television Multiplexer Transport Stream, and the content is modulated using DVB-S2 for satellite and DVB-T for digital terrestrial television. VTC is one of the first pay TV operators in Vietnam that is providing MPEG-4 AVC HDTV.
“Because we play out many channels to DTH and DTT at the same time, we needed a flexible headend solution to ensure this is achieved in the most efficient way,” comments Le Anh Dung, Director of R&D Center at VTC. “TANDBERG Television has delivered this and provides the high picture quality at low bit rates needed for satellite and especially for digital terrestrial television.”