Telespazio deploys Ericsson AVP 4000 platform for HD content

Thursday 6 March 2014 | 14:07 CET | News
Italian satellite services provider Telespazio (a Finmeccanica/Thales company) has signed an agreement with Ericsson to implement the latter’s AVP 4000 system encoder for broadcasting in HD with surround sound. The platform will allow Telespazio to expand its current service offering to include MPEG-4 AVC HD and SD channels, while maintaining existing MPEG-2 SD channels at premium quality within the existing content distribution infrastructure. According to Ericsson, AVP 4000 is the most powerful compression platform of its kind, offering the highest performance across all applications, from SD to HD, 1080p50/60, 3DTV and Ultra High Definition TV (UHDTV), as well as all codecs, including MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC and JPEG2000, with 4:2:0 and 4:2:2, 8-bit and 10-bit all supported.

Thanks to the increased efficiency of the new platform, Telespazio will be able to continue broadcasting high-quality HD video content across Europe, North and South America, North Africa and the Middle East.

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