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BT Utilizes Motorola Video Encoding Capability within its IPTV Solution for BT Vision Sports


Motorola, Inc (NYSE: MOT) today revealed that BT has utilized Motorola’s VODxchange encoding capability as part of its IPTV solution that helped deliver a successful launch of BT Vision Sport. With production and content processing technology delivered by BT’s Media and Broadcast division, BT Vision Sport provides a next-generation IPTV sports service to consumers across the UK.

“Delivering such a unique sports production across IPTV is a first in the UK,” said Ray Coppin, BT Media and Broadcast COO. “Motorola has provided us with the technology necessary to deploy a truly compelling on-demand sports service. The solution represents a critical element in our IPTV ecosystem and Motorola’s video industry experience has enabled a swift and robust deployment.”

Launched 11th August 2007, BT Vision Sports allows BT broadband subscribers to access on-demand coverage of the day’s premiership action. Available from 10pm on the day of the match, viewers can pause, fast forward and rewind near-live footage of full games.

BT Vision Sports’ deployment marks the first implementation of Motorola’s VODxchange solution in the UK. VODxchange was specifically designed to deliver best-in-class MPEG-4 encoding on demand, offering the best picture quality for the lowest bandwidth.

“Motorola and BT are committed to driving the development of IPTV in the UK and we are pleased to support BT in its launch of the BT Vision Sports service - a significant step in the market,” said Joe Cozzolino, corporate vice president and general manager, Motorola Home & Networks Mobility, EMEA. “With the deployment of our VODxchange solution, BT is armed with the technology to offer further enhanced on-demand services to a discerning and demanding viewing public.”


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