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Italy: Thomson enables CHILI UHD

Thomson Video Networks has announced that CHILI, the independent Italian provider for the digital distribution of movies and TV series, is using the ViBE VS7000 multi-screen and HEVC encoding platform to deliver premium HEVC 4K content via its pay-TV movie service platform. In addition, CHILI is protecting that content using watermarking technology from NexGuard, a Civolution company and Thomson Video Networks technology partner.

CHILI, which has been rolled out in Italy, Poland, Austria, Germany and the UK, provides VuD movies and EST content via multiple devices.

“As Ultra HD screens start to permeate the marketplace, there is greater and greater demand for 4K content to fill them. Putting a system in place that lets us deliver Ultra HD movies and TV series to all Internet-connected devices is critical to our business, because it’s all about giving our customers the best quality,” said Stefano Flamia, chief technology officer of CHILI. “We chose the ViBE VS7000 encoder because it integrates all of the latest enabling technologies — HEVC, MPEG-DASH, and CENC — for Ultra HD delivery. Combined with session-based watermarking from Civolution, the system gives us the perfect foundation on which to build our Ultra HD services.”

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