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Thomson Video Networks: Flavours of video delivery

A UHD playout solution powered by HEVC compression is on display at the Thomson Video Networks stand.

The company says major global satellite providers have already deployed this playout system, powered by the ViBE VS7000 HEVC encoder and the Sapphire MPEG stream server, to provide UHDTV images at up to 60fps and in 10-bit colour. Also on display is premium HEVC UHD content protection using watermarking technology as mandated by the MovieLabs consortium.

The company’s DVB-T2 technology, which enables a comprehensive channel lineup even within bandwidth-constrained terrestrial networks with support for HEVC, is also on show. Thomson Video Networks is also showcasing a broadcast solution for multiplex generation, regionalisation and distribution, as well as the company’s newest terrestrial offering offering support for broadband services in hybrid HbbTV 1.5 headends.

A new cloud-friendly platform for clean transmissions over the internet as well as in ground-to-ground contribution can also be seen, as well as a demonstration of improved HEVC video quality in live operation with MPEG-Dash and HbbTV using the ViBE VS7000 video system.

At the show, the company is also unveiling its new strategy to deliver both premium and high-density multi-channel content in a single architecture combining cloud, virtual and in-house resources.