Canal Satélite Digital has expanded its installation of Thomson Video Networks (formerly the digital headend division of Grass Valley) infrastructure to support the addition of two new HD transponders.
Canal Satélite Digital, which broadcasts more than 100 channels under the Digital+ brand, has installed new Thomson ViBE EM3000 HD Encoders and NetProcessor 9030 multiplexers at its facility in Tres Cantos, Madrid. The new compression system was installed with on-site start-up services from Thomson, which provided integration with the broadcaster's existing XMS network management system.
"It's pleasing that Canal Satélite Digital continues to grow and add new premium services for its subscriber base," said Christophe Delahousse, president, Thomson Video Networks. "The ViBE EM3000 and NetProcessor 9030 offer the broadcaster a proven solution that delivers exceptional picture quality with ultra-low bandwidth consumption — the recipe all broadcasters seek to follow for business success."