Gansu deploys Teleste, Elemental solution

Teleste and Elemental Technologies have announced the deployment of a live digital TV video processing system for Gansu Broadcast and Television Network. The tightly integrated solution, delivered by Shanghai OTEC Technology, enables the Chinese regional operator to efficiently manage 85 local CATV sub operators and 100 channels from a single system.

Serving a region with approximately 26 million inhabitants, the Gansu Broadcast and Television Network provided high-quality cultural programming and integrated information services to viewers. The operator has recently completed an initiative to deploy an advanced digital television network infrastructure in compliance with the Next Generation Broadcasting (NGB) project of the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT).

The primary Gansu CATV headend features a Teleste Luminato digital platform for receiving high-definition (HD) satellite content. Designed for live content processing, the Luminato solution is tightly integrated with a Teleste Optimo transcoder powered by Elemental for converting HD content from MPEG-2 to the Advanced Video Coding (AVC/H.264) format. The deployed infrastructure provides video processing of 100 HD and standard-definition channels for provincial distribution.

“The Gansu Broadcast and Television Network is a superior example of the innovation and technology leadership fueling tremendous growth in the Chinese television market over the past few years,” said Keith Wymbs, VP of Marketing for Elemental. “We are thrilled to help accelerate this expansion through our partnership with Teleste and with the unmatched speed, quality and flexibility of our video processing solutions.”

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