NAB 2017: Televisa Taps Ericsson for HD Delivery
Ericsson announced it is implementing a new end-to-end primary distribution system for Televisa, Mexico’s leading broadcaster and content provider.
By deploying both DVB-S2X and HEVC, Televisa can increase the number of high definition services it distributes while maintaining the best picture quality and without requiring additional bandwidth. Televisa has also selected Ericsson’s system management platform nCompass Director, which features conditional access and software download capabilities to offer a more flexible approach to managing and protecting content delivered to its affiliates.
This new primary distribution system enables Televisa to efficiently deliver content to ATSC stations distributed throughout Mexico.
Elisabetta Romano, Vice President and Head of Media Solutions at Ericsson, says, “This new agreement is the next milestone in our long-standing relationship with Televisa. Ericsson’s latest portfolio incorporating HEVC HD compression technology and DVB-S2X transmission technology will play a fundamental role in enabling more expansive HD content delivery without increasing demand on valuable satellite bandwidth. Televisa has a reputation for being a pioneer in the Mexican TV and media industry, deploying new standards based technologies including MPEG-4 AVC, DVB-S2 and now both HEVC and DVB-S2X. We look forward to growing our relationship with them even further over the coming years.”
Ericsson has worked with Televisa for over 25 years. Nearly a decade ago, Ericsson helped Televisa to migrate from its original Ericsson supplied MPEG-2 SD system to an MPEG-4 AVC SD and HD architecture, enabling Televisa to become the first to market with HDTV in Mexico.
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