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06/10/2015

NOS Pioneers UHD Broadcasting In Portugal

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Thomson Video Networks has announced that NOS has pioneered Ultra HD (UHD) broadcasting in Portugal.

The firm has launched two trial UHD channels leveraging the HEVC compression capabilities of the ViBE® VS7000 encoding/transcoding platform. NOS, Portugal's communications and entertainment group, has deployed the ViBE VS7000, together with Thomson Video Networks' MPEG stream server, to deliver HEVC-encoded UHD content for its own NOS UHD 4K service as well as a 4K channel for satellite operator Hispasat.

"As the recognised global leader in HEVC compression solutions, Thomson Video Networks is the ideal partner to support our UHD TV launch," said Alexandre Martins, residential product director at NOS. "The ViBE VS7000 is a field-proven implementation of the emerging HEVC compression standard, designed to lower operators' OPEX for delivery of a wide range of convergent TV services. With the ViBE VS7000 and MPEG stream server solutions, we've been able to deliver cutting-edge UHD services in a very competitive environment and provide our subscribers with the ultimate viewing experience."

With the new service, NOS has launched its own 24-hour 4K channel for delivery of exclusive UHD versions of its own popular programs, such as NOS Primavera Sound, NOS em Palco, NOS Alive, North Canyon, and Special Editions Bodyboard. The Hispasat 4K channel broadcasts short videos and documentaries about nature as well as cultural content, including a visit to the Prado Museum. For both channels, the ViBE VS7000 provides 4K file transcoding in HEVC and the transport stream server plays out the HEVC-encoded UHD content.

www.thomson-networks.com

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