Thomson Video Networks has unveiled a new range of headend solutions tailored to the specific requirements and capabilities of cable operators in India. Based on the common Indian channel line-up, each solution is designed to provide the appropriate level of encoding for a particular channel format. For SD content and channels available only through broadcasters’ proprietary STBs, Thomson Video Networks is offering its globally deployed ViBE VS7000 and ViBE EM1000 encoders. For HD channels and hybrid operators, the headend solution includes the market-leading ViBE EM4000 multichannel encoder.
“Cable operators in India face a major challenge in the coming months as they respond to the mandatory digitalisation legislation enacted by the Indian government. The transition from analog to digital broadcasting has both technological and financial implications,” said Shimon Shanor, VP of sales for strategic markets at Thomson Video Networks. “Our extensive experience in the Indian cable and broadcast markets has given us specific familiarity with the country’s channel characteristics and cable requirements. We’ve put this expertise to work designing solutions to help our Indian cable customers with this challenging transition.”