TDC picks Appear TV platform10 September 2014
TDC has chosen the Appear TV XC5000 Video Processing Platform to provide encoding and multiscreen transcoding to upgrade all of its live linear broadcast, including the YouSee cable service, OTT and multiscreen offerings. The Appear TV platform has been delivered, tested and is now deployed across 100 linear OTT channels to around 1.2 million TDC subscribers in Denmark and Norway.
This platform has a modular architecture, populating the XC5000 (4U) and XC5100 (1U) carrier-grade chassis’ with a wide selection of interoperable modules. The XC5000 is designed to accommodate customers’ preferred system architectures while reducing complexity.
“When choosing our next generation video compression platform, we were looking for a single, user-friendly platform that would enable us to update our signal processing equipment to offer best in class image quality,” said Mads Arnbjørn Rasmussen, vice-president TV and coaxial technology, TDC. “This meant that we had to take into account a number of parameters, including video quality, power consumption, ease of integration and operation and the number of switches required to operate multiple TV services with hundreds of channels. Appear TV aced every test, making it easy for us to choose Appear TV video compression for this important upgrade to our video delivery infrastructure.”
“This unified platform minimises OPEX, makes life a lot simpler for our engineering teams and provides the best picture quality for our customers, whatever device they are using to enjoy TDC distributed entertainment,” concluded Rasmussen.