Dalian Tiantu Cable TV Launches New 4K Channel Driven by Thomson Video Networks’ Ultra HD Encoder
Working together, Thomson Video Networks’ ViBE VS7000 and Sapphire MPEG stream server create an affordable yet powerful platform to leverage the full power of HEVC encoding.
Dalian Tiantu Cable TV’s new 4K channel offers a variety of programs. As opposed to the more costly option of processing the content in baseband and then performing live encoding, the programs are encoded offline by the ViBE VS7000 and then played out in the compressed domain by the Sapphire system. The Thomson Video Networks solutions are integrated with the Gefei automation system, giving Dalian Tiantu Cable TV operators seamless control over encoding and playout via a unique Chinese-language GUI.
“With its new 4K channel, Dalian Tiantu Cable TV is blazing a trail for the next generation of broadcasting in China,” said Tony Berthaud, vice president, Asia-Pacific sales, Thomson Video Networks. “Its new channel is an excellent use case for our ViBE VS7000 system and Sapphire stream server working in concert to create HEVC content at any frame rate and any resolution up to UHD – with superb video quality.”
At CCBN 2015, Thomson Video Networks will showcase next-generation HEVC video delivery to enable UHDTV playout and multicast broadcast multicast services (eMBMS). The solution, powered by the ViBE VS7000 encoder, Sapphire MPEG stream server, and Amethyst redundancy switch, has already been successfully deployed by major global satellite operators. Thomson Video Networks will also display premium HEVC UHD content protection using watermarking technology.