It's an HDTV world--or at least it is becoming one; we just live in it. And, that means new TV offerings need to be MPEG-4 capable. Most telcos have gotten the message, and though it took some time for MPEG-4 video processing to make its way to market, several telcos are now using it as part of their competitive differentiation from traditional MPEG-2 cable TV offerings. Still MPEG-2 is the dominant standard and the format for most of the TV programming currently available, and will continue to be the standard for the 2009 digital TV mandate.
This dual-format environment puts a premium on conversion platforms, and this week at TelcoTV, Tandberg Television announced a new transcoder solution, while Scientific-Atlanta demonstrated its own.
- New firm Building B launched at TelcoTV