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Europe’s IRT Broadcast Technology Institute to Use ViBE™ VS7000 OTT Platform From Thomson Video Networks For HbbTV Interoperability Tests


Thomson Video Networks today announced that it has reached an agreement with the Institut für Rundfunktechnik (IRT), the Munich-based research and development organization responsible for important broadcast technology standards such as DAB and DVB-T, and founding member and orchestrator of the Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) consortium. The IRT will use the award-winning ViBE VS7000 encoding/transcoding platform with MPEG-DASH support in its test laboratories open to the industry for HbbTV 1.5 test-stream generation (video OTT streams), and will also make the system available through its HbbTV interoperability test portal for clients ranging from broadcasters to CE manufacturers. IRT ordered the ViBE VS7000 system on the heels of an HbbTV interoperability workshop, where the system successfully provided the stream profiles defined by ARD’s general requirements that are part of the MPEG-DASH streaming formats specified in the new HbbTV v1.5 standard.


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