Thomson powers Italy’s 3D DTT service

Thomson Video Networks has revealed that Telecom Italia Media Broadcast (TIMB) has launched Italy’s first HD DTT service carrying live 3D content, through its LA7 channel brand. Using the Thomson Video Networks ViBE EM3000 to achieve the picture quality necessary for delivering the optimum 3D experience, TIMB’s infrastructure for the new service also includes Thomson’s NetProcessor transport stream processor and XMS Network Management Systems.

Available on DTT and digital satellite, TIMB owns Italy’s third major network, serving digital terrestrial audiences nationwide with news, sports, and entertainment programming. TIMB’s ambitious strategy for the channel has seen major investment in state-of-the-art infrastructure, and the recruitment of Italy’s most popular anchor as news editor-in-chief in a push for growing audience share.

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