RGB NETWORKS’ VIDEO PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY SELECTED TO GROW MULTIPLEX 4’S REGIONAL PRESENCE FOR DVB-T SERVICE
Leading Czech Transmission Network Utilising RGB’s Video Multiprocessing Gateway and Broadcast Network Processor for Expansion and Regionalisation of Services
January 29, 2013 – RGB Networks, the leading provider of scalable multiscreen IP video delivery solutions, today announced that Multiplex 4 (MUX4), the fourth largest nationwide Czech TV transmission network operated by Digital Broadcasting Ltd., has selected and deployed RGB’s award-winning Video Multiprocessing Gateway (VMG) and Broadcast Network Processor (BNP) to provide a complete video processing solution for the regionalised delivery of its expanding DVB-T (terrestrial) services.
MUX4 is the only nationwide TV transmission network in the Czech Republic utilising the H.264/MPEG-4 compression format, enabling the delivery of high definition TV. MUX4 supports the multiplexing (muxing) of several channels in digital format to 13 independent regions, with seven channels each, enabling the delivery of separate broadcast services to particular regions, such as Prague and Central Bohemia. The network is undergoing a major expansion project, and currently reaches 86 percent of the country’s population.
Selected for the solution’s versatility, cost efficiency and multifunctionality, RGB’s VMG and BNP together support MUX4’s overall DVB-T headend with the primary application of regionalising programming for various geographic areas – performing functions including muxing, programme substitution, graphical overlay insertion, DVB-CA encryption and transcoding – in order to ensure compliance with required industry standards and licensing terms.
“RGB’s high-capacity, carrier-class architecture perfectly facilitates the regional delivery of the multiple network frequencies we need in order to meet both compliance standards and customer demands,” said Radim Parizek, CEO at Digital Broadcasting Ltd. “By performing a host of versatile tasks simultaneously via an integrated platform, RGB’s technology not only meets our current business needs, but also adds value to our long-term business strategy. We are hoping to increase MUX4’s coverage to up to 98 percent of the Czech population during 2013, and with this growth, we will also be looking to utilise RGB’s technology to support targeted ad insertion requirements to different regions.”
The service is now live and was deployed within two weeks after initial installation. The team at MUX4 worked closely with leading Czech system integrator CrossPoint Technologies to implement the solution.
“We received excellent support from both RGB Networks and its partner CrossPoint Technologies, who provided us with exceptional service throughout the entire process of deploying our DVB-T service to ensure that the solution was up and running in record time,” continued Radim Parizek.
“The ability to deliver localised programming efficiently and cost effectively across separate regions is essential to the advancement of any national provider of video services,” said Ramin Farassat, Vice President, Product Marketing and Business Development for RGB Networks. “We are delighted to help facilitate MUX4’s delivery of programmes to a myriad of geographic regions with our VMG and BNP processing solution, giving the network an avenue for long-term growth and enhancing their competitiveness in the market.”
About Multiplex 4
At the beginning of 2012 Digital Broadcasting Ltd. (DB) became the owner of the Fourth Digital Multiplex (MUX4), called “Broadcasting Network no.4” in the Czech Republic. At present, the network covers 86 percent of Czech households (according to ITU-R P.1546-2CA), with expansion planned in the near future. In business since 2005, DB is a highly professional company which has already proven its ability to deliver multiple broadcasting networks. Recent successes include reaching the final round during the very demanding tender to operate the Broadcasting Network no.1 for the public service – Czech TV. DB’s highly professional staff is trained for specialized operations in TV and radio broadcasting. This team has already built more than 50 FM radio transmitters at various locations. These transmitters are used by Radio Cas, Radio Dyje, Radio Dalnice (Highway Radio
station) etc. with DB providing management, service and all other supervision and monitoring operations.
About RGB Networks
RGB Networks enables video service providers to migrate to a multiscreen environment for the delivery of linear and on-demand video over managed and unmanaged IP networks. Wide adoption of the company’s IP video solutions is based on core strengths in transcoding, advertising and overlay insertion, and statistical multiplexing. RGB’s solutions for video delivery to TVs, desktop and mobile devices are built to deliver the highest video quality at the best price-performance on the market—they uniquely offer the density and scalability required to support the growing demands of consumers with integrated functionality that simplifies operators’ network architectures and minimises operational costs. RGB’s products are deployed by over 400 cable, telco, satellite, OTT and mobile operators in 40+ countries. Venture capital investment firms include Accel Partners, Comcast Interactive, Focus Ventures, Granite Ventures, Institutional Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, and Mitsui & Co. Venture Partners. RGB is a private, profitable company based in Sunnyvale, California with offices around the world. For more information, please visit our website – www.rgbnetworks.com – and IP video blog – www.rgbnetworks.com/blog – and follow us on Twitter @RGB_Networks.