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HIGH-DENSITY TRANSCODING & MULTI-SCREEN DELIVERY FOR CABLE OPERATORS

Small-to-medium cable operators are used to repackaging digital TV offerings and have often done so with a minimum of investment, as it involves simply receiving a bouquet from satellite and changing modulation to cable.The situation nowadays is more challenging, however. There is fierce competition among operators, H264 calls for more complex repackaging, and multiscreen is becoming important for small cable operators too… But operator investment costs should remain at a reasonable level. After years of successful cooperation, Astro and Thomson Video Networks are strengthening their partnership to offer a highdensity and compact headend boasting efficient transcoding capability.

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