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Envivio enhances 4K stream at French Open

Envivio will add live production capabilities to its 4K streaming demonstration of this year’s French Open tennis championship in France.

Envivio’s compression technology is being used by French broadcaster TDF to live stream the event using HEVC (H.265) compression over DVB T-2. The main matches will be broadcast by TDF to TNT, the national DTT service, and will be viewable on compatible TV sets.

This will include the TV sets in the broadcast booth at the match; as well as facilities on the Champs de Mars near the Eiffel Tower transmission facility.

The 4K video will be encoded at 50 frames per second using Envivio Muse Ultra-HD encoding software on Envivio G5 appliances. Muse Live Ultra -HD can encode up to 4K video resolution (four times HD resolution) in up to 60 frames per second, offers a larger colour range with the new BT 2020 standard and can be encoded in eight or 10 bits.

Envivio Muse software is designed to support both live and on-demand 4K compression in HEVC format. The HEVC standard reduces bandwidth consumption compared to MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) by 30 to 50 percent, improving the video experience and reducing the cost of operations for both Ultra-HD big-screen services and existing mobile or over-the-top services.

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