MTV selects Envivio encoders for mobile TV services in Brazil

Envivio is delivering its first encoder to support the Brazilian ISDB-T 1seg standard.

Envivio will provide video encoding for MTV's mobile TV services in Brazil. MTV's mobile programming is being delivered using a Brazilian variant of the Japanese ISDB-T digital terrestrial television standard that includes the 1seg specification for mobile television.

With more than 110 million users, the Brazilian government mandated that content delivery to mobile devices be included within the new national digital TV system. The Envivio 4Caster B3 encoder, selected by MTV as well as several other broadcasters, is the first encoding product to support the specification defined within the Brazilian 1seg mobile TV standard.

MTV and five other broadcasters — TV Globo, Rede Record, BAND TV, SBT and TV Gazeta — officially began their digital terrestrial TV broadcasts in Sấo Paulo on Dec. 2. Service bouquets include mobile, SD and HD content. Coverage for the cities of Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, Belo Horizonte, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Goiania, Salvador and Recife is targeted for 2008.

The Envivio 4Caster B3 offers advanced compression capabilities and noise reduction for bandwidth-constrained applications. Within its wide feature range, B3 supports H.264 Baseline Profile Level 1.3 video encoding at 30fps and supports the mandated HE-AAC audio encoding. Increased bandwidth efficiency combined with high-quality video in lower bit rates, allows broadcasters to expand service offerings while optimizing throughput over their distribution networks.

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