Vietnam Television selects Ericsson for capacity expansion


Vietnam Television Corporation (VTC) has
extended channel capacity across its HD and SD services through the deployment
of Ericsson compression products.


Ericsson‘s solutions
have enabled VTC to roll out a further 20 MPEG-4 AVC HD channels and an
additional 70 MPEG-2 SD channels to its satellite customers across Vietnam.
This offers viewers more premium content such as movies, sports and
international programming in the high picture quality they are increasingly
expecting from their subscription.


We continue to make a strong commitment to
quality, both in terms of the programming on offer and the way in which we
deliver it to our viewers,” said Thai Minh Tan, CEO, VTC.


“High definition content is becoming
increasingly popular among our subscribers, and we have therefore responded to
this by increasing the number of HD channels we can provide. We have experience
in working with the Ericsson team to provide enhanced TV services in the past,
and were therefore confident that Ericsson could once again provide us with the
reliability and performance levels we required,” Tan added.


Ericsson has supplied VTC with a solution
comprising the Ericsson Video Processor Chassis (VPC) and its EN81XX MPEG-2 SD
and MPEG-4 AVC HD encoder modules. The Ericsson Video Processor Chassis (VPC)
is a high density, multi-functional, video processing platform that meets the
requirements of today’s broadcasters.


“The television landscape in Vietnam is
rapidly evolving, with HD services becoming more widespread and uptake continuing
to grow at a steady pace,” said Staffan Pehrson, vice president and Head
of Solution Area TV, Ericsson.


“The opportunities for the growth and
development of enhanced television services in the country are huge, as it
focuses on widespread digitization as a means of entertainment, education and
public information. We are pleased to enable VTC to increase its capacity for
HD channels in order to strengthen its service offering and provide greater
quality to Vietnamese viewers,” Pehrson added.


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