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05.26.2008
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Televisa to deploy TANDBERG MPEG-4 AVC system

TANDBERG Television has announced that its MPEG-4 AVC video encoding and distribution systems have been chosen by Grupo Televisa, S.A. de C.V. to deliver programming across Mexico via satellite using DVB-S2 8PSK modulation.

Migrating from MPEG-2, Televisa will become one of the first broadcasters in North America to move to an all MPEG-4 AVC distribution solution for its broadcast affiliates. Using the same amount of satellite bandwidth, the TANDBERG MPEG-4 AVC system allows Televisa to simultaneously distribute both HD and SD content whereas before it was only sending SD.

Televisa operates three broadcast networks in Mexico, channels 2, 5, and 9; via 258 affiliated stations throughout the country. The company also produces 30 television channels under 14 different brands for pay-TV systems delivered to more than 18 million pay-TV subscribers in more than 48 countries, including Mexico, the United States, Oceanía, Canada, and countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Europe.

Televisa’s new system features the TANDBERG Director, an all-in-one digital distribution control solution offering secure conditional access and control of the receiver network. Director updates both HD and SD receivers using over-the-air downloads of the latest software code, without requiring site visits.

For more information, visit www.tandbergtv.com.


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