Norwegian media service provider Norkring has selected Nevion’s network management solution and media gateways for a new football contribution network in Sweden.
Nevion’s VideoIPath management system and TVG450 JPEG 2000 media gateways will be used to transport live coverage from 32 Swedish football stadiums to broadcasters including TV4 and CMore over an IP contribution network. The TVG450 media gateway solution is already in use within Norkring’s Norway-based workflow to transmit live handball, ice hockey and football coverage.
The project is a result of Norkring signing a multi-year agreement with the Swedish Football League (SEF) to deliver football from Sweden’s Allsvenskan and Superettan leagues.
Nevion’s media service management system, VideoIPath enables Norkring to set up occasional-use services through automated provisioning, as well as monitor the network and services.
“Our JPEG 2000 compression technology is ideally suited for applications such as live sports contribution as it is gentle on the signal, meaning picture quality remains high,” said Geir Bryn-Jensen, CEO at Nevion. “We’re pleased that Norkring has chosen to join the rapidly growing list of service providers who have selected VideoIPath to manage their media networks.”
The company’s TVG450 media gateway offers visually lossless compression that is resilient to multi-generation encoding or decoding of SD, HD, 3G or stereoscopic 3D. It features built-in Quality of Service (QoS) and advanced error concealment. VideoIPath combines network inventory and monitoring capabilities, with network provisioning and advance reservation.