T-VIPS announced today that its TVG430 JPEG2000 compression and fibre transport platform has been selected by Telenor Satellite Broadcasting to deliver the UK’s Premier League studio-quality HD signal to Scandinavia.
The Premier League football action arrives at a TVG430 situated in London as an HD SDI 1.5 Gigabit videostream. The TVG430 converts this to JPEG2000 and transports the video over a cost-effective Gigabit Ethernet link to another TVG430 situated at Canal+ in Stockholm. This TVG430 then converts the JPEG2000 video stream back to HD SDI for use in the Canal+ HD production centre.
“Our goal is to deliver the Canal+ subscribers in Scandinavia with the highest possible quality video and services. The T-VIPS solution enables us to avoid the cascading of MPEG encoders in the production chain, an important factor in maximising video quality”, according to Torkel Aamodt Thoresen, Technical Product Manager at Telenor Satellite Broadcasting.