T-VIPS T2 Gateway selected for deployment in first commercial DVB-T2 project in AsiaPAC
Oslo, Norway – June 21 2012
T-VIPS, a global leader in Digital Terrestrial TV solutions, today announced that IGLOO, a joint venture between SKY and TVNZ offering a new television service in New Zealand, has selected the T-VIPS CP560 DVB-T2 Gateway for deployment in New Zealand’s DVB-T2 network which will enable IGLOO to deliver advanced next generation television to homes across the country. The project marks the first delivery of a pay TV service using DVB-T2 technology in the AsiaPAC region.
“Transmitting high quality video over DVB-T2 networks has undoubtedly been a success in the Northern hemisphere and we’re looking forward to emulating that in New Zealand,” said Chaz Savage, General Manager of IGLOO New Zealand. “By adopting DVB-T2 we believe we can open up our services to a wider audience beyond DTH and cable services. T-VIPS has provided us with a top of the range solution which we can implement easily and effectively to give our customers the unfailing quality of service they demand.”
The CP560 DVB-T2 Gateway enables the HD delivery of TV in terrestrial networks, allowing operators to take advantage of more efficient spectrum utilization and generate the accurate timing information required for SFN networks. Kordia, on behalf of IGLOO, will be operating the T2 Gateways in single PLP mode across an IP network which will co-exist alongside the existing DVB-T infrastructure. The DVB-T2 MI signal is distributed over the nationwide IP network as a multicast IP stream, feeding the transmitters directly with an IP stream, thereby simplifying the number of devices in the distribution network. T-VIPS has provided a 1+1 redundancy solution, ensuring a robust network and reliable operation. The newly implemented DVB-T2 network offers a 47% increase in bitrate to 38.9 Mbps for the same transmission powers and similar coverage as the existing Freeview DVB-T network.
“It’s great to be involved in the first major DVB-T2 deployment in the APAC region – it demonstrates the growing popularity of the standard across the globe,” said Espen Myhre, VP Sales, T-VIPS. “We have been designing solutions for DVB-T2 networks since the standard was first adopted. We have delivered support for SFN operation, single or multiple PLP operation and both ASI and IP transport in multiple networks across Europe and Africa as well as for trials in the APAC region. We understand that different network operators have different requirements and this is why we make it our mission to design solutions such as the CP560 which provide flexibility and choice.”
Key Features of the CP560 DVB-T2 Gateway
· DVB—T2 Modulator interface
· Single and multiple PLP operation
· SFN adaptation and T2 MIP insertion
· IP and ASI interfaces
· FEC on IP output/input
· Enables SFN/T2 frame-aligned seamless switching in combination with the T-VIPS TNS541 Seamless TS Monitoring Switch or the TNS544 TSoIP Switch.
About T-VIPS AS
T-VIPS is a global leader in professional video transport solutions. We help our customers deliver next-generation TV services such as 3D, HDTV, live events and local content. Our IP based video transport and Digital Terrestrial TV solutions allow network operators, broadcasters, and content providers to deliver the highest picture quality at the lowest cost. Leveraging our technology expertise in video over IP, video compression, transport stream processing, monitoring and seamless switching we deliver products and solutions that improve Quality of Service (QoS), ensure high quality in live contribution workflows and enable state of the art DTV.
Our wide range of products enables fast time-to-market, increased reliability and improved video quality. We also provide fully customizable solutions, tailored to customer needs to deliver increased efficiency in video transport infrastructures.
T-VIPS is driven by innovation, customer success, and the application of new technologies to enhance both traditional video transport and Over The Top infrastructures and ensure the delivery of high quality content to TV ready mobile devices.
IGLOO is a new television service which launches in New Zealand in 2012 offering unrivalled viewing flexibility and choice. A joint partnership between SKY (51%) and TVNZ (49%), IGLOO offers a range of both free to air and pay television channels with no long term contracts and unparralled flexibility.
IGLOO features 11 channels ranging from Food TV to National Geographic Channel, Kidzone24 and Comedy Central and will boast close to 1,000 films and TV episodes to stream straight to your TV. This revolutionary service also offers the very best of national and international sport available via its pay p5er view channel Front Row. IGLOO comes with an easy to install set top box which will be available at retail outlets nationwide, online or via their friendly customer services team. For more information please visit: www.igloo.co.nz or send enquiries to [email protected]