Tandberg Television, part of the Ericsson Group, has revealed that its MPEG-4 AVC video encoding and distribution systems have been chosen by Grupo Televisa to deliver programming across Mexico via satellite using DVB-S2 8PSK modulation. Migrating from MPEG-2, Televisa will become the first broadcaster in North America to move to an all MPEG-4 AVC distribution solution for its broadcast affiliates. Using the same amount of satellite bandwidth, the Tandberg Television MPEG-4 AVC system allows Televisa to simultaneously distribute both HD and SD content whereas before they were only sending SD.
Tandberg has also confirmed that its OpenStream Digital Services platform has been chosen by Portugal's ZON TVCabo to facilitate its planned video on-demand (VOD) services. Tandberg Television will also take the role of lead integrator for the VOD play-out.