TVB Selects Thomson for DTT Deployment in Hong Kong

March 13, 2008
Hong Kong-based broadcaster Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB), has selected Thomson Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) solutions for its deployment in Hong Kong for the MFN and SFN networks.

TVB's DTT system is a turnkey video headend system which includes compression, multiplexing, and electronic program guide (EPG) management for the transmission of standard-definition (SD) and high-definition (HD) video using both MPEG-2 and H.264 standards. Equipped with ViBE SD and HD encoders, NetProcessor 9030 MPEG video processors for hybrid statistical multiplexing, Jade EPG servers, and XMS management system, TVB will be able to leverage a dynamic service plan management capabilities to seamlessly remove and add channels within their service plan.

"We chose Thomson for this major DTT service deployment because they can help us achieve our business goals quickly and provide the TVB operational requirements while maintaining quality of service," said Bruce Kruger, Controller, Engineering Division for TVB. "Thomson's advanced hybrid statistical multiplexing and unique PSI/SI MPEG processing will allow us to make the most efficient use of the allocated spectrum."

"The trust that TVB puts in Thomson is well founded as we can offer a complete integrated system for broadcasters," said Patrick Montliaud, Senior Vice President of Thomson's Networks and Integration Solutions business unit. "Our encoders, video processors, EPG server, and management systems all work together so that organizations can provide their viewers with the highest quality television services available."

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