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Thomson and MStar to demonstrate advanced OTT delivery at CES

3 January 2014
Thomson and MStar to demonstrate advanced OTT delivery at CES

Thomson Video Networks and MStar Semiconductor will demonstrate advanced delivery of over-the-top (OTT) content to connected TVs via the emerging HEVC standard, at CES. The 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show runs from 7-10 January in Las Vegas.

The demonstration will highlight the interoperability of Thomson Video Networks’ ViBE VS7000 multi-screen encoding/transcoding platform with MStar’s 4K system-on-a-chip (SoC), which provides native HEVC decoding in next-generation connected television sets.

"As the worldwide market leader in controller SoCs for TV sets, MStar is the ideal partner with which to showcase a full 4K OTT broadcast chain based on the HEVC standard," said Christophe Delahousse, president, Thomson Video Networks. "By collaborating with leading consumer technology providers like MStar, we’re able to show how perfectly our ViBE VS7000 HEVC video system facilitates end-to-end OTT delivery from headend to user device via emerging standards such as Hbbtv 2.0 and MPEG-DASH."

MStar’s latest SoC is currently being embedded in some manufacturers’ high-end connected TV sets to enable decoding of HEVC content streams in resolutions up to Ultra HD.

"As one of the first worldwide implementations of HEVC, Thomson Video Networks’ ViBE VS7000 is a best-of-breed solution for encoding OTT content at the headend that can be displayed on the most advanced connected TVs,” added Phillippe Notton, vice president, set-top-box business unit, MStar Semiconductor. “We’re excited to work with Thomson Video Networks on this demonstration, and look forward to the unveiling during CES."

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