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CANAL+ selects Envivio encoders for live HD soccer coverage

CANAL+ has purchased 4Caster HD30 video encoders from Envivio. The encoders will be deployed both in mobile trucks and at the CANAL+ broadcast center in Warsaw, Poland to support contribution of live HD soccer events over both fiber and microwave links. CANAL+ recently won the rights to televise the games for the next three years.

The 4Caster HD30 HD encoder enables broadcasters to contribute high-quality HD video in the same satellite bandwidth they currently use for SD contribution. End-to-end latencies as low as 300 milliseconds make the HD30 an excellent choice for bidirectional applications such as studio anchors interviewing reporters in the field. Outstanding video quality at below 8Mb/s combined with advanced DVB-S2 modulation means that broadcasters can cover local sports events in HD for the same per minute price they typically pay for SD feeds encoded using MPEG-2.

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