Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share
30/11/2010

Thomson Video Networks Boosts Video Quality For Hong Kong's TVB J2

News Image
Thomson Video Networks has announced that Hong Kong-based Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB) has upgraded its J2 channel SD encoders to Thomson VIBE EM2000s for enhanced picture quality.
Broadcasting 24/7 to youth audiences in Hong Kong, the TVB J2 channel is transmitted with H.264/MPEG-4 AVC encoding using the Thomson VIBE EM2000s for the main channel, together with a backup and lab rig.
TVB was Hong Kong's first free-to-air broadcaster, and operates five digital terrestrial channels in the territory. Ideal System, Thomson's local distributor, installed the VIBE EM2000s, which have been on air since April 2010.
Leung Wal Boon, Deputy Controller of the Engineering Division, said: "As a long-time user of Thomson technology, TVB was eager to upgrade to the latest generation of encoders, starting with TVB J2. In the six months since going live, the VIBE EM2000s have delivered a significant increase in efficiency together with a real improvement in the picture quality viewers are seeing."
Based on the Thomson Mustang video compression engine, the VIBE EM1000 and the VIBE EM2000 deliver a major advance in performance, density, versatility and power consumption. The VIBE EM1000 and VIBE EM2000 range is configurable as a single-channel unit, or for multichannel operation with a reduced footprint and lower power consumption per channel. Each channel can be independently configured for MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 encoding, extending the possibilities for hybrid applications.
Christophe Delahousse, President of Thomson Video Networks, said: "TVB's experience with the VIBE EM2000 clearly illustrates the gains to be achieved with the new generation of encoding technology from Thomson. These encoders make an important contribution to a broadcaster's efforts to increase quality while reducing operating costs."
(KMcA)
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

07/04/2017
Snell Advanced Media Unveils SAM VIBE
Snell Advanced Media (SAM) has unveiled its new real-time News and Sports production solution – SAM VIBE. SAM VIBE allows a single team to create and
28/07/2008
Eurosport Deploying Thomson ViBE Encoders For New HD Channel
Eurosport, a leading European sports multimedia platform, has deployed high-definition (HD) MPEG-4 ViBE encoders from Thomson, a leading provider of v
14/09/2015
JMC Choose TVN ViBE VS7000 Multi-Screen Encoder
Thomson Video Networks today announced that Jordan Media City (JMC) has chosen the award-winning ViBE VS7000 multi-screen encoding/transcoding platfor
04/06/2014
Thomson To Showcase Compression Technologies At BroadcastAsia
Thomson Video Networks is to showcase compression technologies for content ranging from low-res to 4K and including MPEG-2, H.264, and HEVC formats, a
24/07/2012
Thomson Video Networks New Quad-Channel Multistandard ViBE™ EM4000
Thomson Video Networks has launched a new quad-channel multistandard version of its ViBE™ EM4000 MPEG broadcast encoder, delivering another step up in
21/08/2015
Thomson Video Networks' ViBE EM4000 Upgraded
Thomson Video Networks has released an update for its ViBE EM4000 premium HD/SD encoder featuring Flextream 2.0. With support for Flextream 2.0, the E
09/04/2015
Thomson Video Networks Introduces ViBE® 4K Real-Time Encoding Solution
Thomson Video Networks is introducing the ViBE® 4K real-time encoding solution for Ultra HD (UHD) broadcasting. Built on the company's ViBE EM4000 pre
13/06/2013
Thomson Video Announces Headend India Range
Thomson Video Networks has announced a new range of headend solutions to meet the requirements of cable operators in India. Each solution is designed
03/05/2017
CHEK TV Invests In Snell Advanced Media's Vibe Solution
Canadian broadcaster CHEK TV has invested in Snell Advanced Media's (SAM) fast news production solution Vibe, which will allow it to deliver news to a
23/02/2016
Thomson Video Networks 'Behind Every Screen' At CABSAT 2016
Thomson Video Network plans to highlight its 'Behind Every Screen' approach, combining on-premises and cloud-based resources to create an all-encompas
02/06/2015
Thomson Video Networks To Present 'Behind Every Screen'
Thomson Video Networks will present Behind Every Screen®, the company's approach for an all-encompassing video delivery infrastructure to support broa
24/09/2015
ALBtelecom Utilises Thomson Video Networks' ViBE XT1000 Transcoder
ALBtelecom, Albania's largest telecommunications provider, has selected Thomson Video Networks' ViBE XT1000 Xtream Transcoder for a project to consoli
18/08/2015
Thomson Video Networks Introduces Updated ViBE VS7000 
Thomson Video Networks has introduced an updated version of its award-winning ViBE VS7000 multi-screen encoding system with expanded capabilities for
16/06/2015
Thomson Video Networks' ViBE 4K Selected For French Open
Thomson Video Networks' ViBE 4K high-efficiency video coding (HEVC) encoder was recently deployed for live 4K streaming of the 2015 French Open tennis
13/05/2015
Sky Sports Selects Thomson Video Networks' ViBE CP6000 For F1 Coverage
Thomson Video Networks has confirmed its ViBE CP6000 contribution platform has been chosen by Sky Sports for its UK coverage of the 2015 Formula 1 (F1