Media Links Supplies HD 270Mbps Codec to SRG SSR

SRG SSR idée suisse, Swiss public broadcaster, has selected groundbreaking compression technology from Media Links in order to facilitate the distribution of lightly compressed HD signals over existing SD infrastructure.

SRG SSR idée suisse holds exclusive television rights to UEFA EURO 2008 and will be broadcasting all 31 matches played in Switzerland and Austria on its Schweizer Fernsehen (SF), Télévision Suisse Romande (TSR) and Televisione svizzera di lingua italiana (TSI) television stations. Football games will be shown in high definition format for the first time on the HD suisse channel.

The HD270 Coax allows the compression and transport of HD-SDI signals over 270 Mbit/s circuits with outstanding video quality at incredibly low latency. By utilising field-by-field encoding, the entire codec process adds less than 10 milliseconds of end-to-end delay. The encoder design generates a standard-compliant transport stream operating at 270 Mbit/s, enabling broadcasters to utilise existing SD video transport infrastructures for HD signals. Advanced video compression produces extremely high video quality. The dual-encoder can be set to three modes of quality versus delay, offering tremendous flexibility to suit various applications.

Source: BroadcastBuyer