Advanced Television

HEVC delivery with Dolby AC-4 Audio Codec

July 7, 2015

Thomson Video Networks has partnered with Dolby Laboratories and STMicroelectronics (ST) to demonstrate the first implementation of a complete encoding-decoding chain for HD and Ultra HD broadcast based on the new Dolby AC-4 audio codec. At the heart of a demonstration at the Dolby ATSC 3.0 showcase in Atlanta sits Thomson Video Networks’ ViBE VS7000 multi-screen encoding/transcoding platform and the ST Ultra HD STiH418 System-on-Chip (SoC).

Thomson Video Networks demonstrates high-efficiency video coding (HEVC) for Ultra HD video delivery featuring the integration of the Dolby AC-4 encoder with the ViBE VS7000 and STB powered by ST’s HEVC-capable SoC.

“The Dolby AC-4 audio format addresses the current and future needs of next-generation video and audio entertainment services,” said Giles Baker, SVP, broadcast business group, Dolby Laboratories. “It enables the distribution of future generations of media content and experiences across the broadest range of devices with far better bandwidth efficiencies compared to today’s solutions.”

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