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VTC Selects TANDBERG Television for HD and SD Playout to DTT and Satellite


Vietnam Multimedia headend enables simultaneous encoding and multiplexing for hybrid network

Hong Kong - TANDBERG Television, part of the Ericsson group (NASDAQ:ERIC), announced today that Vietnam Multimedia Corporation (VTC) has selected TANDBERG Television to provide the encoding, multiplexing and modulation for ten high-definition and 32 standard-definition channels that are simultaneously played out over satellite and digital terrestrial networks. The Vietnamese broadcaster and platform operator combines MPEG-2 SD and MPEG-4 AVC HDTV channels in the same TANDBERG Television Multiplexer Transport Stream and the content is modulated using DVB-S2 for satellite and DVB-T for digital terrestrial television. VTC is the first pay TV operator in Vietnam that is providing MPEG-4 AVC HDTV.

“Because we play out many channels to DTH and DTT at the same time, we needed a flexible headend solution to ensure this is achieved in the most efficient way,” comments Le Anh Dung, Director of R&D Center at VTC. “TANDBERG Television has delivered this and provides the high picture quality at low bit rates needed for satellite and especially for digital terrestrial television.”

“VTC is a leading broadcaster and platform operator in Vietnam with an innovative hybrid network solution,” comments Dario Choi, Vice President and General Manager of TANDBERG Television Asia-Pacific. “We are delighted to work with them on this important project. Digital terrestrial television is now established in the market and audiences will appreciate the picture quality VTC can deliver.”

About TANDBERG Television
TANDBERG Television, part of the Ericsson Group, delivers the multimedia technology and expertise that is moving digital video forward. Whether it’s advanced compression systems, on-demand or content distribution, the company’s award-winning solutions are used by the world’s leading broadcasters, operators and programmers to deliver new viewer experiences and advertising opportunities. With a broad suite of open, standards-based products, TANDBERG Television offers the highest quality solutions for Digital TV, HDTV, VOD, and IPTV. For more information, please visit

About Ericsson
Ericsson is the world’s leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators. The market leader in 2G and 3G mobile technologies, Ericsson supplies communications services and manages networks that serve more than 250 million subscribers. The company’s portfolio comprises mobile and fixed network infrastructure, and broadband and multimedia solutions for operators, enterprises and developers. The Sony Ericsson joint venture provides consumers with feature-rich personal mobile devices.

Ericsson is advancing its vision of ’communication for all’ through innovation, technology, and sustainable business solutions. Working in 175 countries, more than 70,000 employees generated revenue of USD 27 billion (SEK 209 billion) in 2008. Founded in 1876 and headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Ericsson is listed on OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm and NASDAQ.

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