Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Sweden’s Media Netwerk uses T-VIPS to distribute ice hockey games

Media Netwerk, a Scandinavian broadcast solutions provider, is replacing its legacy MPEG-2 system with a JPEG2000 solution from T-VIPS AS, a Norwegian technology company, to enable the distribution of high-quality SH/HD video over cost-effective GigE links for its Swedish ice hockey coverage.

The company will install the T-VIPS TVG415 and TVG430 JPEG2000 gateways and the Connect management system at 12 ice hockey arenas in Sweden in time for the start of the 2007-08 season. This equipment will be used to distribute coverage of the games live to TV networks and also to screens inside the ice hockey arenas.

Operating at a 10-bit video resolution, JPEG2000 offers many advantages over traditional MPEG-2-based contribution to the broadcast market, including the elimination of defects by encoding each frame individually. This ensures that errors are not spread through a group of pictures, as can be the case in MPEG encoding schemes.

Media Netwerk was one of the first solutions providers to migrate from traditional transmission methods to IPTV.

For more information, visit www.t-vips.com.

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