02.21.2005 08:00 AM

DIRECTV will squeeze more channels into its available bandwidth with TANDBERG’s EN5990 real-time HD encoder, which uses MPEG-4 AVC compression.
DIRECTV has selected TANDBERG Television’s MPEG-4 AVC compression technology for use in an expansion of high-definition service by the satellite direct-to-home (DTH) provider.

In a deal valued at more than $9 million, DIRECTV will deploy the first of 26 MPEG-4 AVC HD enabled transponders this summer. The system will use TANDBERG’s EN5990 real-time HD encoder for MPEG-4 AVC and its 1+1 HD multiplexing system.

The EN5990 encoder, introduced at IBC2004, has been designed to operate in real-time TV delivery environments and guarantees no frame dropping. Other key features include extensive video pre-processing for noise reduction and horizontal picture resolution resizing.

The multiplexer will combine the MPEG-4 AVC encoded HD channels into one bandwidth efficient stream for transmission over satellite. With the launch of the new services, DIRECTV will have the ability to bring local HD programming to most of the U.S. population.

For more information, visit www.tandbergtv.com.

Back to the top

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

Thursday 10:05 AM
NAB Requests Expedited Review of Spectrum Auction Lawsuit
“Broadcasters assigned to new channels following the auction could be forced to accept reductions in their coverage area and population served, with no practical remedy.” ~NAB

202 Communications /   Friday 12:41 PM
Albis Technologies Appoints New Head of Access Solutions
ignite strategic communications /   Thursday 03:48 PM
2015 HPA Tech Retreat(r) Unveils Expanded Session Schedule

Featured Articles
Discover TV Technology