ALBtelecom Chooses Thomson Video Networks for Expansion of IPTV/OTT Services
ViBE XT1000 is a high-density transcoder for turnaround applications, offering significant CAPEX and OPEX cost savings and accelerating time to market for operators faced with fast channel lineup growth and the rise of multi-screen applications.
Since its rollout to all cities in Albania, ALBtv has experienced rapid growth in its subscriber base. The consolidation of ALBtv will enable ALBtelecom subscribers to access all of the company’s services through a single invoice and view more than 240 channels on two IPTV platforms, as well as video on demand (VOD). The ViBE XT1000 works in tandem with DVB-S2 demodulators and descramblers from ASTRO and stream monitoring equipment from BRIDGE Technologies to transcode and manage IPTV content for the expanded ALBtv service. The new architecture will enable ALBtelecom to support higher-capacity streaming systems with the ability to broadcast in UHD. In addition, the new service will provide the highest-possible picture quality, quality of service, and sound resolution for users that access ALBtv on mobile platforms.
“As a rapidly growing service provider in Albania, ALBtelecom needed a future-proof, state-of-the-art transcoding platform with which to grow its IPTV services, support mobile users, and plan for future delivery of UHD channels,” said Eric Louvet, vice president of sales and field services worldwide, Thomson Video Networks. “It’s the perfect application for our ViBE XT1000, designed to offer the market’s best channel density and features, such as support for HEVC, that today’s most progressive telcos, OTT, and cable providers need to drive their business into the future.”