Looking to create a bandwidth and operationally efficient HD delivery system, DPC is deploying a Tandberg Television HD video headend with statistical multiplexing and EN5990 HD MPEG-4 AVC encoders.
TANDBERG Television has announced that its HD MPEG-4 AVC video encoding and distribution system has been chosen by DPC Digital Playout Centre for the launch of HDTV in Germany.
DPC, which is owned by SES Astra, is preparing for the launch of HD services. In particular, DPC playout customer Premiere AG has already announced that it will start broadcasting its first HD service in November. The Munich-based pay-TV operator will transmit HDTV content on three dedicated channels for sports, film and documentaries via the ASTRA satellite.
To create a bandwidth and operationally efficient HD delivery system, DPC is deploying a TANDBERG Television HD video headend with statistical multiplexing and EN5990 HD MPEG-4 AVC encoders. The use of HD MPEG-4 AVC encoding systems will enable DPC to achieve very efficient HD bandwidth utilization, more than halving the bit-rate required by MPEG-2, without a hit in image quality.
The system is being provided to DPC by TANDBERGTelevision’s German Business Partner SHM Broadcast GMBH, who will provide the solution and support the integration.
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