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April 8th, 2014

Thomson Video Networks—Technology Showcase + Product Update (Event—Of SatBroadcasting™ Interest)

[SatNews] Thomson Video Networks is introducing an update of its award-winning ViBE™ EM4000 premium HD/SD encoder at the 2014 NAB Show, featuring new compression innovations for both MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC to provide even more bandwidth savings and/or video quality improvement for payTV operators.

All these innovations are available as a software upgrade. The EM4000 is the first premium encoder to offer a density of eight HD MPEG-4 AVC channels in a 1-RU chassis, and is ideal for a wide range of broadcast applications including satellite, terrestrial, cable, and IP television.

Thanks to its performance and feature set, the ViBE EM4000 has rapidly achieved great market success, with 3,500 channels sold since the recent product launch. A large number of leading media enterprises, tier-1 TV operators and broadcasters have already installed the EM4000 for their video compression delivery. Among them and for satellite direct-to-home applications, the EM4000 has been chosen by Gulfsat and JMC in EMEA and Cignal TV in the Asia-Pacific region to deliver more channels while maintaining crisp picture quality. For terrestrial applications, Arqiva, Teracom and TF1 in EMEA have selected the ViBE EM4000 for its performance and integration. For IPTV and cable, C-SPAN in the Americas, and Top MSO in the Asia-Pacific region are using the ViBE EM4000 to achieve excellent HD and SD compression.

Further information about the ViBE EM4000 and other Thomson Video Networks products is available at http://www.thomson-networks.com.