Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Motorola Supplies 26-Channel MPEG-4 AVC Encoding for HBO

Motorola will implement a 26-channel, high-definition (HD) MPEG-4 AVC encoding system for Home Box Office (HBO). The system compresses, encrypts, modulates, and receives the HD signals within a single integrated transmission system to allow HBO to expand its HD offerings to subscribers. Motorola said its new multi-format Integrated Receiver/Decoder (IRD) will deliver HD channels in both MPEG-4/AVC and MPEG-2 formats. Financial terms were not disclosed.



"HBO has a long history of delivering great programming in the highest quality and just as we were the first to launch a high-definition feed, we are now the first to commit to the full breadth of our channels in HD," said Bob Zitter, executive vice president, technology and chief technology officer, HBO. http://www.motorola.com

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