Scopus Network Technologies and TVC Canada announced that Télébec, Québec, has deployed the Scopus Intelligent Video Gateway (IVG) and E-90 MPEG encoders to support all-digital playout of regional broadcasts for Cablevision. The Scopus installation, launched in May, has allowed Télébec to move its analog channels to digital.
The E-90 MPEG-2 encoders are installed at three local TV stations that serve the Télébec service areas of Val d'Or and Rouyn-Noranda.
A portion of Scopus system, the IVG-7400 Intelligent Broadband IP Streamer at the Télébec headend, aggregates all feeds from the stations, grooms them, and distributes them over IP to cable TV subscribers. The IVG-7400 supports hundreds of TV services, transported at wire-speed over its Gigabit Ethernet output. Within the coming months, all local and community channels distributed by Télébec will be digitally encoded.
Télébec worked with TVC Canada, a broadband solutions provider, to install encoders at each station and the remote headend. Within days the IVG and E-90 systems were up and running, supporting the company's digital channels.