News | September 10, 2008

TANDBERG Television MPEG-4 AVC Compression For Telenor IPTV

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SOUTHAMPTON, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TANDBERG Television, part of the Ericsson Group (NASDAQ:ERIC), today announced that its MPEG-4 AVC compression and IP multiplexing solutions are being used by Telenor Satellite Broadcasting to provide IP video contribution and direct-to-consumer IPTV services in Scandinavia. TANDBERG Television is providing encoding and multiplexing from six locations across northern Europe and Scandinavia, with all video distributed across an IP transport network for IPTV consumer services in Sweden, Norway and Denmark.

"This is an important project for Telenor Satellite Broadcasting and provides Telenor with a way to encode video at source for delivery over an all-IP transport network that forms the backbone for IPTV services," says Torkel Thoresen, Chief Technologist at Telenor Satellite Broadcasting. "TANDBERG Television's MPEG-4 AVC IP solutions enable us to contribute and distribute these IPTV services in a cost-effective and reliable way."

As part of each all-IP head-end, Telenor Satellite Broadcasting is deploying TANDBERG Television's ISIS 8000 IP system, which incorporates EN8030 MPEG-4 AVC encoders and MX8400 IP multiplexers. The equipment is controlled and monitored via TANDBERG Television's nCompass Control.

"We are honored that Telenor Satellite Broadcasting has chosen our market leading MPEG-4 AVC compression for this significant IP video solution," comments Eric Baron, President of EMEA at TANDBERG Television. "This deployment once again demonstrates our ability to deliver the highest-quality video for IP networks, whether for contribution, distribution or direct-to-consumer applications."

About Telenor Satellite Broadcasting

Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc) provides extensive television broadcasting services for distribution, contribution and occasional applications to broadcasters throughout Europe, utilising its hybrid network, comprised of it's satellite fleet, terrestrial circuits and earth stations. TSBc operates from the prime orbital location, 1 degree West, the leading position in the Nordic region and a hotspot position in Central and Eastern Europe. Additionally, TSBc deliver end user connectivity and application services via satellite in Europe and the Middle East.

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About TANDBERG Television

TANDBERG Television, part of the Ericsson Group, delivers the multimedia technology and expertise that is moving digital video forward. Whether it's advanced compression systems, on-demand or content distribution, the company's award-winning solutions are used by the world's leading broadcasters, operators and programmers to deliver new viewer experiences and advertising opportunities. With a broad suite of open, standards-based products, TANDBERG Television offers the highest quality solutions for Digital TV, HDTV, VOD, and IPTV. For more information, please visit

About Ericsson

Ericsson is the world's leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators. The market leader in 2G and 3G mobile technologies, Ericsson supplies communications services and manages networks that serve more than 195 million subscribers. The company's portfolio comprises mobile and fixed network infrastructure, and broadband and multimedia solutions for operators, enterprises and developers. The Sony Ericsson joint venture provides consumers with feature-rich personal mobile devices.

Ericsson is advancing its vision of ‘communication for all' through innovation, technology, and sustainable business solutions. Working in 175 countries, more than 70,000 employees generated revenue of USD 27.9 billion (SEK 188 billion) in 2007. Founded in 1876 and headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Ericsson is listed on OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm and NASDAQ.

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