Thomson Video Networks

Harmonic on track to make savings following Thomson deal

Video delivery company, Harmonic, reported an uptick in revenues in the second quarter and said it was on track to make cost savings following its Thomson acquisition. GAAP net revenue for Q2 was US$108.8 million, compared to US$103.1 million in Q2 2015. However, the company made a GAAP net loss of US$20.6 million, widening the US$ 1 million […]

Harmonic to demo a range of broadcast solutions ANGA COM

Harmonic will showcase a range of solutions aimed at broadcast, cable and satellite service providers and operators at ANGA COM this year. The company, which completed its acquisition of compression specialist Thomson Video Networks in March, said that visitors to the show will see how the combined company is working on Ultra HD, High Dynamic […]

Harmonic completes Thomson buyout

Video delivery firm Harmonic has completed its acquisition of compression specialist Thomson Video Networks. Announcing the closing of the deal, Harmonic president and CEO, Patrick Harshman, said that bringing the two companies together will “further extend our position as the market leader”. “With expanded global R&D, sales and support teams, we are accelerating innovation and driving […]

Harmonic to buy Thomson Video Networks

Video delivery firm Harmonic has signed a binding offer to acquire compression specialist Thomson Video Networks. Under the terms of the offer, Harmonic would 100% of Thomson for roughly US$75 million in cash plus up to US$15 million in post-closing adjustments. France-headquartered Thomson said that the proposed deal is consistent with its strategy to accelerate […]

Thomson Video Networks names business development chief

Thomson Video Networks has named Stephan Richard as vice president, strategy and business development. Based in San Francisco, California, Richard is responsible for managing and developing the company’s OTT partnerships and alliances in North, Central, and South America. Richard joined Thomson Video Networks from Sling Media, an Echostar company, where he served as director of […]

ALBtelecom taps Thomson for revamped TV platform

Albanian telco ALBtelecom has chosen Thomson Video Networks’ ViBE XT1000 Xtream transcoder to help consolidate its IPTV/OTT video platform and expand it to accommodate 240 live TV channels. According to Thomson, the ViBE XT1000 will provide the flexibility, high density, and video quality required for the new IPTV architecture, which has been designed to make […]

Thomson to sell Bcom Ultra Player

Rennes-based research and technology institute B<>com and Thomson Video Networks will highlight their ongoing collaboration with the announcement of b<>com’s Ultra Player, a solution for playing the latest generation of uncompressed audio/video content. The b<>com 4K Ultra Player is being sold by Thomson Video Networks as a complement to its ViBE 4K HEVC encoder.  Ultra […]

Thomson to demo live UHD signal

Thomson Video Networks will demonstrate encoding of a live UHD TV signal to distribute high-dynamic-range (HDR) content at IBC 2015 on its ViBE 4K platform. ViBE 4K enables media enterprises to leverage high-efficiency video coding (HEVC) to provide live compression of UHD sources at up to 60 frames per second and in 10-bit colour. ViBE […]

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 unveils single-feed DVB-T2 and DTH system

Technology provider Thomson Video Networks has unveiled a new single-feed system for DVB-T2 and DTH satellite networks that it says will enable headend operators to simultaneously feed both types of networks from a single multiplex. According to Thomson, the system, based on its NetProcessor 9030/40 multiplexing and transport system and RD1100 receiver/descrambler, will enable terrestrial […]

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