Hispasat chooses Thomson for Ultra HD trial

Thomson Video Networks has announced that Hispasat has launched a trial demonstration of Ultra HD content delivery using the High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) compression capabilities of the ViBE VS7000 multi-screen encoding platform. Hispasat, a leading satellite transmission operator with a strong presence in Europe and South America, is deploying the VS7000 to deliver HEVC-encoded Ultra HD content to air via its Hispasat 1E satellite platform. At IBC2013, Hispasat will demonstrate live Ultra HD video streams using the Thomson Video Networks technology.

“This demonstration plays an important role in our plans to promote the deployment of the most cutting-edge compression and delivery formats — giving our customers the ability to offer their viewers the absolute highest-quality viewing experience,” said Ignacio Sanchis, chief commercial officer at Hispasat. “With the Thomson Video Networks technology, we are hoping to create awareness within our customer base and deliver live Ultra HD streams that can be used in many different ways, such as demonstrating interoperability among manufacturers of TV sets and set-top boxes.”

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