Study: time-frequency slicing could up DTT capacity by 25%

The use of time-frequency slicing technology in digital-terrestrial transmission could provide a capacity gain of between 20% and 25%, enabling the launch of additional high-bandwidth services such as UHD channels, according to a study by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). Time Frequency Slicing (TFS) is a technique that enables multiple frequency channels to be aggregated […]

Technicolor leaves HEVC Advance patent pool

Technicolor has left the HEVC Advance patent pool, deciding instead to license its HEVC IP portfolio directly to device manufacturers. The company, which was a founding member and important contributor to the independent licensing administrator, said that it believes licensing direct to partners will “accelerate adoption of the standard” and that it now plans to […]

Harmonic and Dimetis partner for DVB-T2 HEVC trials

Harmonic and Dimetis have partnered to create a next-generation TV field test system designed to “accelerate the distribution of next-generation terrestrial television services in Germany.” The system is designed to let video content and service providers easily migrate to the new DVB-T2 and HEVC video compression standards and reduce capital and operational expenses. The field […]

Thomson adds interlaced, statmux support to HEVC encoder

Video technology specialist Thomson Video Networks has launched an updated version of its ViBE VS7000 multiscreen encoding system with expanded capabilities for the new HEVC compression format. The platform now includes a new interlaced mode, an additional 10% improvement in compression performance, and support for statistical multiplexing, according to Thomson. The company said that the […]

Thomson Video Networks, Dolby and STMicroelectronics in joint demo

Thomson Video Networks has teamed up with Dolby Laboratories and STMicroelectronics to demonstrate the delivery of HEVC compressed content with the Dolby AC-4 audio codec. According to Thomson, the partners demonstrated he first implementation of a complete encoding-decoding chain for HD and Ultra HD broadcast based on the new Dolby AC-4 audio codec at the […]

Ateme providing 4K encoding at French Open

Video compression specialist Ateme is providing the primary live encoding platform for 4K, HEVC delivery of the French Open tennis tournament.  The images are being broadcast on the Fransat platform, which is distributing the tournament to French free-to-air broadcasting service TNT via satellite. The footage can be viewed on any 4K-compatible TV, according to Ateme. […]

Selevision unveils new codec with Full HD at 1Mbps claim

Middle East-based technology and content provider Selevision has unveiled what it describes as a revolutionary new video codec, dubbed Nukodec, that it says will delivery full HD channels at only 1Mbps. Selevision, a subsidiary of Saudi Arabia-based Khusheim Holdings, says that Nukodec is designed to replace both H.264 and HEVC/H.265 and that it will made […]

NeuLion to showcase 4K portfolio

Digital TV technology provider NeuLion is due to showcase its HEVC and 4K/Ultra HD-ready product portfolio at TV Connect next week.  NeuLion will demonstrate how its next-generation NeuLion Digital Platform will allow European content right holders to securely stream live and on-demand video content of up to 4K resolution with HEVC and MPEG-DASH to devices […]

Thomson Video Networks launches real-time 4K encoder

Technology company Thomson Video Networks has launched a new encoding platform, the ViBE 4K, which it says is designed for real-time 4K HEVC 10-bit encoding. Built on the company’s ViBE EM4000 premium encoder chassis, the ViBE 4K enables live compression of UHD sources at up to 60 frames per second and in 10-bit colour, according […]

Revolutionary compression technology promises “video at audio bitrates”

Video technology start-up V-Nova, which has been operating in stealth mode for the last five years, has unveiled a new compression technology that it claims will revolutionise video distribution by permitting the delivery of UHD quality at current HD bitrates, HD at SD bitrates, and SD video at audio bitrates. V-Nova unveiled its Perseus compression […]