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Pace to launch Viasat's next-gen Hybrid HD PVR

September 10, 2009

Modern Times Group's Viasat Broadcasting, the largest free-and pay-TV operator in Scandinavia and the Baltic States, has chosen long-term set-top box partner Pace to launch a second generation HD personal video recorder with built-in hybrid functionality.

The hybrid functionality of the set-top box will provide users with access to a broader universe of programming, allowing them to receive content in a variety of different ways and giving them increased control over their TV service.

Pace is a long-term technology provider to Viasat having previously supplied the operator's first HD PVR in January 2008, and remains Viasat's provider of PVRs to date. The new TDS855NV 320GB HD PVR replaces the existing TDS850NV 250GB HD PVR and allows up to an additional 40 hours of content to be stored, yet has a smaller and more compact design. Supporting both MPEG-2 and H.264 content, the TDS855NV HD PVR allows users to record up to 80 hours of HD or 160 hours of standard definition content and with dual DVB-S2 tuners, allows the user to record and watch content in a combination of different ways to maximise the time they spend viewing television.



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