Thomson Video Networks

Canalsat upgrades to all-HD with Thomson Video Networks

Canal+ Group has tapped Thomson Video Networks to supply encoders for the transition of the entire Canalsat line-up of channels to an all-HD offering in H.264. Thomson is supplying its ViBE EM4000 HD/SD encoder to power the migration of the platform to HD, along with its NetProcessor multiplexer/video processor, Amethyst III high-density redundancy switch, and MediaFlex […]

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 […]

Thomson Video Networks delivers French Open in 4K

Technology 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 […]

Italy’s Chili launches UHD service with Thomson technology

Italian OTT TV service provider Chili has launched an Ultra HD service as part of its movie offering. Chili is using Thomson Video Networks’ ViBE VS7000 encoder platform and NexGuard content protection to provide ultra HD movies and TV shows to its subscribers. Fastweb spin-off Chili’s OTT TV service, which has been rolled out in […]

Vodafone Spain and Valencia FC test LTE Broadcast

Vodafone España and Valencia Football Club have successfully completed a trial of LTE Broadcast technology to distribute five simultaneous channels of live HD content to fans’ mobile devices in Mestalla Stadium during Valencia CF’s last Spanish League match against Celta de Vigo.  The trial used Thomson Video Networks’ eMBMS-compliant ViBE VS7000 encoder to convert the […]

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 […]

Thomson launches MediaFlex Suite

Technology provider Thomson Video Networks has launched MediaFlex Suite, a platform to enable digital TV operators to process content from many sources for delivery on a variety of platforms, including satellite, terrestrial, cable, IPTV, and OTT. Capabilities include monitoring, configuring, and dynamically changing their channel lineups for both broadcast and multi-screen services. MediaFlex Suite is […]

Thomson launches cloud-encoding platform

Technology provider Thomson Video Networks has launched cloud-based version of its ViBE VS7000 encoder platform. According to Thomson Video Networks, the virtualised version of its multi-screen and HEVC encoder is engineered to support cloud-based video processing for OTT and multi-screen deployments as well as traditional broadcasting. Powered by the MediaFlex OS video operating system, the […]

Thomson demos five HD channels in one DTT mux

Thomson Video Networks is conducting what it says is France’s first demonstration of the video broadcast of five HD channels in a digital-terrestrial 24.8Mbps multiplex, enabled by the company’s ViBE EM4000 premium HD/SD encoder and NetProcessor multiplexer/video processor. The demonstration, which began on November 30 and will continue until December 5, is being managed by […]

Edmond de Rothschild Investments in talks over Thomson stake

Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners (EdRIP) has entered into exclusive negotiations about taking an equity stake in Thomson Video Networks. The private equity firm is in talks with Fonds de Consolidation & Développement des Entreprises (FCDE), a firm that specialises in growth capital investments and counts Thomson among its portfolio of companies. EdRIP is in […]