Wednesday, August 6, 2008

TANDBERG TV Supplies Encoding for Olympics Coverage

TANDBERG Television, part of the Ericsson Group, is providing a range of MPEG-4 AVC and MPEG-2 compression equipment and professional receivers to a number of major broadcast organizations across the globe including the Host Broadcaster, EBU and Televisa.

"With an estimated 4 billion potential viewers and 5,000 hours of coverage, the Beijing Games represent the pinnacle of broadcast television, live television and sports broadcasting rolled into one," comments Dario Choi, VP and General Manager of TANDBERG Television Asia Pacific. "With so much fast-moving live action and color, this event was made for HDTV. As the recognized leader in HD video compression and content distribution we are honored to be playing such a central role in making these Games the first to be fully broadcast in high-definition."

TANDBERG Television is supplying the Host Broadcaster of the 2008 Beijing Games with a range of MPEG-4 AVC video compression equipment and professional receivers for broadcasting of the Games. The solutions include TANDBERG EN8090 MPEG-4 AVC HD encoders and the RX1290 multi-format Professional Receivers. The system will be managed by nCompass Control. Live high-definition feeds will be encoded in full 1080i resolution at two bit-rates simultaneously to fit different IP transmission paths. At the same time, each HD source will be internally down-converted inside the encoder, offering up to full resolution standard-definition MPEG-4 AVC.