Tandberg Helps NBC Go HD
[10-30-07 – Satellite Today] Tandberg Television is providing a combination of compression products and managed services to NBC Universal for the launch of new high definition (HD) channels, Tandberg announced Oct. 29.
Tandberg is supplying its DVB-S2 8PSK modulators to distribute programming to service providers. The modulation standard is designed to increase the throughput of a satellite transponder or increase downlink margins for better reception. NBC Universal is also deploying a Tandberg system that includes MPEG-2 HD multiplexes and the Tandberg Director network management and receiver control system.
The deal will enable NBC Universal to expand its program offerings to cable, satellite and IPTV service providers throughout the United States.
Financial terms of the deal were not released.