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Nevion supports Colt in delivering HD broadcast service between Paris and Madrid for leading Spanish digital TV platform
Posted on Friday, September 10, 2010

September 10, 2010 – Nevion, formerly Network/VPG, a leading video transport solution provider for broadcasters, service providers and government entities worldwide, has supported Colt in providing its latest HD broadcast service between France and Spain, in response to growing demand for HD services across Europe. The service, for a leading European digital TV service provider based in Madrid, will enable high quality, direct-to-home transport of video content across Spain from a TV broadcaster based in Paris.

Alongside its fully owned and managed Ethernet service, Colt needed a solution that could provide JPEG 2000 compression with scalable quality for HD video signals. They chose Nevion’s Ventura VS901 solution because of its negligible delay, visually lossless quality, optimum bandwidth usage and both SDTI and ASI presentation.

Stéphane Vignon, media sector expert at Colt said: “We’ve already worked with Nevion on a number of projects, so we knew their solutions would offer the best ratio between video quality and cost. With the combination of Nevion’s Ventura encoders/decoders over our award-winning Ethernet services, we’ve been able to provide a very high quality HD solution for our client. We expect to see increasing demand for this type of solution as HD TV becomes more widespread.”

Both providers worked to offer a seamless and smooth installation in record time, resulting in a high-quality HD broadcast service linking Paris with Madrid. The end-to-end solution will be fully managed by Colt’s H24 supervision center.

“We had a lead time of just seven weeks from the start of the project to full installation, so delivering on time was a big challenge for both teams,” added Nick Pywell, managing director of UK operations at Nevion. “We worked closely with Colt on the design, planning and service integration to make sure the final solution met the customers’ requirements. They’ve been delighted with the video quality and cost-effectiveness of the service, and of course, the speed with which we were able to deliver it.”