IP encoding and decoding devices, using Mobile Viewpoint’s technology, will be gradually rolled out in 2016 with the launch of the Eurovision Open Smart Virtual IP Network and its online portal. This deal will enable both companies to complement their respective competitive strengths, and push for innovation and cross-compatibility of IP broadcast technologies, according to the EBU.
EBU network director Graham Warren said, “This alliance enables the EBU to continue developing our open IP hybrid network for our clients. It will empower media professionals to manage their transmissions wherever and whenever thanks to the latest IP digital technology and our enhanced online portal.”
Mobile Viewpoint managing director Michel Bais said, “The cooperation with the EBU opens up a whole new market and group of customers who like to use IP as a cost-effective alternative to traditional satellite and fibre with outstanding quality of service. EBU’s global network reliability and reach make it possible to deliver these services in combination with our adaptive encoding devices.”