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T-VIPS IP Video Transport Solutions Selected by FMH-Nova for Greek Terrestrial Digital Switchover Project

FMH- the owner of the Nova TV service in Greece – Has Chosen T-VIPS’ TVG420 Video Gateway and CP511 SFN Adaptors to Distribute Digital Terrestrial Programming across Greece

Oslo, Norway – T-VIPS, a global leader in professional video contribution and distribution solutions, today announced that FMH-Nova, the Greek digital satellite pay TV platform, has selected and installed T-VIPS solutions to distribute Digital Terrestrial programming wirelessly to four transmitter sites across Greece. FMH-Nova has chosen to deploy the T-VIPS TVG420 ASI to IP Video Gateway, CP511 SFN Adaptor and T-VIPS Connect management system. The existing analogue channels will go live as Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) transmissions at the end of summer 2011. The project installation is being handled by OmniWave, T-VIPS’ local business partner.

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“We have chosen to work with T-VIPS on this project as its solutions offer us several great technology benefits over other solutions on the market,? said Andreas Kontis, Broadcast Center & TX Networks Manager, FMH. “One unique feature of the TVG420 is its support for variable latency which ensures that the MPEG Transport Streams are fully synchronized, avoiding potentially serious issues at the DVB-T modulators. In addition to the technical benefits of its products, T-VIPS’ industry leading experience gained through its many DTT deployments makes the company and its solutions stand out from all other vendors. We are confident that we have selected products that are highly reliable and that provide us with the advanced functionality that we need.?

The TVG420 enables MPEG2 signals to be transported wirelessly over IP networks to the transmitter sites at Aegina Island, Chortiatis, Himmitos and Philippio. The TVG420 also features Forward Error Correction for increased network robustness. The CP511 SFN Adaptor allows operators to easily perform MIP insertion and to ensure timing is synchronized across all transmitters, a critical requirement for Single Frequency Network operation. By deploying a Single Frequency Network architecture, FMH-Nova can maximize frequency spectrum utilization.

“We are delighted to have been chosen to work on this project with FMH-Nova. We bring a high level of expertise to FMH-Nova’s DTT switchover given our vast experience in similar projects,? said Johnny Dolvik, CEO, T-VIPS. “The advanced time-lock SFN synchronization technology that we have developed provides FMH-Nova with a robust solution that meets all of its needs. I look forward to working with our business partner OmniWave to ensure that FMH-Nova enjoys fault-free DVB-T SFN operation.?

TVG420 ASI to IP Gateway in a DVB-T2 SFN network
· The TVG420 leverages the inherent flexibility of IP
· It offers broadcasters an efficient, affordable and scalable solution for professional quality video contribution
· It handles any MPEG-2 transport stream carrying MPEG-2, MPEG-4 (H.264) or VC.1 compressed video in Standard Definition as well as High Definition.

CP511 SFN Adaptor
The CP511 allows DVB-T network operators to easily perform SFN (Single Frequency Network) adaptation and MIP (Megaframe Initialization Packet) insertion in SFN networks. Advantages of deploying this solution include:
Single Frequency Networks provide better utilization of frequency spectrum and increased coverage
Cost effective solution for regional SFN adaptation
The built-in GPS receiver avoids the need for an external GPS receiver
Easy-to-use Web interface.

For further information: David Bramley, Platform PR, Tel: +44 (0)20 7486 4900, Email: david@platformpr.com

About T-VIPS AS
T-VIPS, a global leader in professional video transport solutions for contribution, distribution and Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT), offers a comprehensive portfolio of powerful, efficient and intelligent solutions for processing and transporting high-quality video. T-VIPS’ close involvement in video standards bodies, leadership in JPEG2000, expertise in IP and transport stream multiplexing, processing and monitoring results in state-of-the-art technology that makes complex TV network operations simpler and preserves the integrity of high-end video streams.
T-VIPS solutions are utilized in many demanding applications, including 1080/60p, 3DTV, alternative content for digital cinema, live HD sports and news back-haul, and the transport of HDTV programming over IP networks. T-VIPS is leading the IP-based video network revolution by empowering high-profile network operators, broadcasters and post-production customers in over 50 countries with innovative solutions that deliver significant operational and financial benefits. The privately-held company is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with Americas’ headquarters in New Jersey. For further information, visit: www.t-vips.com

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