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Thomson Video Networks delivers French Open in 4K

ThomsonVN-ViBE4KUltraHDEncoderTechnology provider Thomson Video Networks’ ViBE 4K HEVC encoder was used to transmit live 4K streaming of the 2015 French Open tennis championship, the company has revealed. 

France Télévisions in partnership with FRANSAT, the French DTH platform operated by Eutelsat, used the ViBE 4K to broadcast live UHD pictures in H.265 format on the Francetvsport Ultra HD television channel. The broadcast was available to any viewers with 4K-compatible displays.

“As the latest addition to our robust portfolio of UHD solutions, the ViBE 4K is also the industry’s most compact live 4K encoder at only 1RU. It’s the ideal complement to our ViBE VS7000 multi-screen and HEVC video encoder, which has already been deployed successfully by major global satellite operators as a file-based HEVC encoding and playout solution,” said Eric Gallier, vice president, marketing, Thomson Video Networks.

“The selection of the ViBE 4K for the French Open coverage is real validation of the new solution and its ability to deliver the optimal UHDTV viewing experience to consumers.”