Thomson Video Networks and MStar Semiconductor Plan Ultra HD OTT Delivery to Connected TVs Demonstration

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ViBE VS7000 Multiscreen and HEVC Video System. Photo: Thomson Video Networks

[Via Satellite 1-3-2014] Thomson Video Networks and MStar Semiconductor have arranged a demonstration of advanced delivery of over-the-top (OTT) content to connected TVs using the emerging High-Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard. The demonstration will highlight the interoperability of Thomson Video Networks’ ViBE VS7000 multi-screen encoding/transcoding platform with MStar’s 4K system-on-a-chip (SoC), which provides native HEVC decoding in next-generation connected television sets. The demonstration is to be held at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) during early January in Las Vegas.

“Like previous waves of encoding technologies such as MPEG2 and H264/AVC, HEVC is rapidly becoming the standard for customers to deliver the most advanced HD and Ultra HD video offerings to any type of device, including connected TVs and advanced set-top-boxes,” said Phillippe Notton, vice president, set-top-box business unit, MStar Semiconductor.

MStar’s latest SoC is designed for high-end connected TV sets, and is currently being embedded in the products of major consumer display manufacturers to enable decoding of HEVC content streams in resolutions up to Ultra HD.

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