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T-VIPS’ JPEG2000 Video Gateway Ensures La Liga’s On-Screen Video Quality Matches ‘Best in World’ Quality of Players on the Pitch

Oslo, Norway – March 19, 2012

T-VIPS, a global leader in professional video contribution and distribution solutions, today announced that Mediapro, the Spanish media, communications and service provider group, selected T-VIPS’ TVG450 JPEG2000 Gateway for live HD contribution.

The TVG450s will be used to link three locations across Spain: GloboMedia, a production facility in Madrid; Mediapro in Barcelona; and Mediapro in Madrid. The project marks the continuation of a partnership between T-VIPS and Mediapro that will enable La Sexta, the Spanish TV channel, to broadcast La Liga football and other HD productions – live.

Mediapro provides video transport services to a wide range of customers and has been using T-VIPS’ Video Gateways for the contribution of high quality video between the FC Barcelona football stadium and Mediapro’s Master Control Room (MCR) for the last two years. This new project will be implemented in cooperation with T-VIPS’ Spanish business partner, Mome.

“T-VIPS’ solution is robust, reliable and easy-to-use – three key requirements for us,” said Mr. Emili Planas, Operations Director, Mediapro. “Not only is the TVG450 cost-efficient it is also future-proofed, providing an easy upgrade route to additional functionality. It is absolutely crucial that La Sexta is able to provide un-interrupted video to millions of football viewers. When you have some of the best footballers in the world in action it’s only fitting that the video is the best possible quality too – with the T-VIPS solution that’s exactly what we deliver. The equipment fits perfectly into our extensive IP Network.”

The TVG450 JPEG2000 Gateway enables the transport of HD video over IP networks. Utilizing JPEG2000 compression technology, the solution can transport compressed 3G, 3D, SD and HD video over Gigabit Ethernet or DVB ASI links. The TVG450 is designed for the real-time contribution and distribution of high-quality video over IP networks. It offers flawless operation from end to end with built-in Quality of Service functionality through advanced Forward Error Correction and error concealment, making it an ideal solution for ensuring the quality delivery of La Liga’s live football.

“We have considerable experience in delivering solutions to live sport broadcasters across the globe and we are delighted to be able to provide this expertise for Mediapro’s football coverage,” said Johnny Dolvik, CEO, T-VIPS. “As pioneers in JPEG2000, we offer tried and tested products that have demonstrated the unrivaled quality of this compression scheme. Our market leading solutions are increasingly popular with sportscasters due to both their reliability and the quality of video we provide. We plan to continue to offer broadcasters and service providers the best solutions for transporting the world’s most valuable sports video assets.”

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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