Tandberg Provides Head-End For New Zealand DTT Service
[12-04-07 – Satellite Today] KordiaT and TVWorks have chosen Tandberg Television’s digital terrestrial television (DTT) head-end system for the delivery of the Freeview New Zealand DTT service, Tandberg announced Dec. 4.
The Freeview network will deploy the latest MPEG-4 AVC solutions to provide about 75 percent of New Zealanders with a new HDTV service as well as standard-definition (SD) programming. Trials are set to begin in early December, with a launch date set for early next year. Freeview New Zealand is a free-to-air digital TV service transmitting SD programming in MPEG-2 via a satellite direct-to-home platform.
The DTT system will use a range of Tandberg’s solutions, including the Isis 8000 IP head-end and MPEG-4 AVC encoders.