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.

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