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CTC Media switches to MPEG-4

Russian broadcaster CTC Media has started broadcasting three of its chnnels using the MPEG-4 standard.

Channels CTC, Peretz and Domashny have switched from MPEG-2 to MPEG-4 broadcasting, the company said in a statement.

Sergey Petrov, chief broadcasting officer of CTC Media said, “CTC Media is continuing to follow its strategy as the leader in implementing new technologies. The switch to the new broadcasting format is the next stage after launching our modernised broadcasting playout facility in July last year and provides us with the technological capability to switch to digital broadcasting at anytime if necessary. We were able to complete this project in only four months. During this time, extensive work was carried out, requiring cooperation with our regional stations comprising 154 broadcasting facilities, and our partner network – 281 broadcasting facilities.”

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