NOS Trials UHD Channels With Thomson Video Networks’ HEVC Compression Solutions
Award-Winning ViBE VS7000 Provides HEVC Encoding for NOS’ Own Exclusive 4K Content and Content From Hispasat 4K Channel.
NOS is the leader in pay TV, next-generation broadband services, and cinema exhibition and distribution in Portugal. 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.
“We congratulate NOS for ushering in the UHD broadcasting era in Portugal. Until now, 4K broadcasts there were very experimental and offered very restricted access, but NOS is the first to bring the dazzling picture quality of UHD into the mainstream and into the homes of Portuguese viewers,” said Eric Louvet, vice president, worldwide sales and field services, Thomson Video Networks. “In deploying our solution for the new UHD services, NOS is reflecting its commitment to staying on the cutting edge of HEVC compression innovation.”