Achieving Broadcast Quality for OTT Video:
Thomson Provides Thought Leadership at Streaming Media Europe
RENNES, France — Oct. 14, 2011 — Thomson Video Networks announced today that it is a major sponsor of the Streaming Media Europe event, held at London’s Olympia Conference Centre Oct. 18-19.
Alain Pellen, Thomson Video Networks marketing director of IPTV and Web TV solutions, will address the Streaming Media Europe conference on the subject of “Achieving Broadcast Quality for Over-the-Top (OTT) Video” at 12:15 p.m. on Wed., Oct. 19.
As OTT video moves toward becoming a mainstream viewing format, increased emphasis is being placed on achieving broadcast quality to match viewer expectations created over decades of conventional television services. Pellen’s presentation will describe how to achieve reliable OTT service with the right quality of pictures and associated functions such as subtitling and audio description. With a full high-quality service now achievable, OTT will emerge from its tech-savvy niche and reach out to all viewers.
Thomson Video Networks’ Are Olafsen will also participate in a roundtable session entitled “Over-the-Top Video in Pioneer Land” at 11:45 a.m. on Wed., Oct. 19. This session explores the experiences of leading innovators in OTT services in Northern Europe.
During the event, Thomson Video Networks will showcase its flagship ViBE VS7000 video streaming platform, which is nominated as a finalist in the transcoding solution category for the 2011 Streaming Media Reader’s Choice Awards. Designed for convergent media applications such as Web TV and OTT services delivery, traditional IPTV, and cable delivery, the ViBE VS7000 offers outstanding video quality through a new innovative compression engine that combines all major audio/video codecs and the latest adaptive streaming formats. Based on a massively scalable and resilient open parallel processing platform, the ViBE VS7000 features native redundancy and built-in management, enabling hundreds of parallel broadcast-quality video streams to be processed and delivered.
About Thomson Video Networks
From the very onset of digital TV broadcasting, the Thomson name has been synonymous with supplying expertise, quality, and reliability to the world’s leading broadcasters. Since delivering the world’s first large-scale direct-to-home satellite system, Thomson Video Networks has been a global leader in compression systems for satellite, terrestrial, cable, IPTV, mobile TV, and Web streaming. The company helps its customers deliver superior quality video to anything from small handheld devices to large 3D HD screens, with the lowest bandwidth to ensure a profitable business model. A trusted supplier to more than 20 percent of the active channels deployed worldwide, with a global support presence and a reputation for delivering quality at every stage, Thomson Video Networks offers the experience and range of products to meet every need, from hybrid multi-format compression systems to contribution links for content exchange networks.
For information about products from Thomson Video Networks, please visit www.thomson-networks.com.