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Ericsson technology for English Premier League production

IMG Premier League Productions has upgraded its content distribution platform with technology supplied by Ericsson.

IMG Premier League Productions is upgrading its existing system based on the Ericsson Content Distribution Solution.

The upgrade will deliver the ability to distribute content in its origination color format (4:2:2 chroma) to ensure the highest quality source for all subsequent live production and delivery stages, according to Ericsson.

The solution, which includes the AVP 4000 system encoder and the RX8200 advanced modular receiver, also supports existing legacy infrastructures by enabling content transcoding from MPEG-4 AVC to MPEG-2.

IMG has relied on Ericsson’s Content Distribution Solution to deliver the majority of its sports output, including coverage of the Premier League and the Wimbledon Championships, for the last nine years. IMG has already registered more than 1,100 Ericsson integrated receiver decoders from around the world on its Premier League platform.