AVG Television selects Open Broadcast Encoder for Vietnamese DTH and DTT. Featured

IBC 2013 (4.A61g) – Audio Visual Global J.S.C (AVG) which owns An Vien Television has selected Open Broadcast Encoder (OBE) to upgrade their DTH and DTT services. AVG uses OBE to encode its MPEG-4/AVC Direct to Home (DTH) satellite and Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) services as well as for head-end contribution encoding.

AVG Television’s deployment of OBE is one of the largest deployments of software DVB encoders for DTH and DTT encoding. OBE gives AVG a cost-effective platform with unrivalled flexibility and stability whilst at the same time future-proof. AVG were also able to customise OBE to meet market-specific needs, something not possible with proprietary competitors. OBE allowed AVG to increase its channel portfolio, allowing greater choice for customers.

 “As a private television broadcaster in Vietnam, we always set our goal as the highest quality of service for the customers, however, with suitable expenditure. After carefully researching the OBE solution, we launched some trial services for several months and got many improvements in quality. As the result, we successfully deployed OBE as the main encoder in all of our services, both DTH and DTT. Many customers benefited from that improvement and gave us positive feedback of better quality of services. OBE solution helps us increase the number of services in whilst increasing picture quality in comparison with many encoders in the market. Although OBE is new to the market, we believe that OBE would be the wise choice for any digital broadcasting system in the world in the near future”, said Mr. Tran Cong So, Technical Director of AVG - An Vien Television.

“AVG’s deployment of OBE is our most ambitious deployment to date. We are pleased that OBE has allowed AVG to improve their channel offering and look forward to working with them in the future on further improvements to their service. They have proven that software DVB encoding can be used on a large scale”, said Kieran Kunhya, Managing Director of Open Broadcast Systems Ltd. Open Broadcast Systems provided consultancy and systems integration support to AVG.

About AVG
Audio Visual Global Joint Stock Company (AVG) is part of An Vien Group, one of the leading private business groups in Vietnam, having large investment projects in mineral resources exploration and refinery, wind energy, real estate and media. AVG has been approved by the Government of Vietnam to develop and operate a nation-wide digital terrestrial broadcasting network in combination with digital satellite transmissions and to provide multi-channel DTT and DTH services in Vietnam.

AVG Network Control Centre with OBE channels in background

About Open Broadcast Systems

Open Broadcast Systems manages development and deployment of the Open Broadcast Encoder (OBE), a professional broadcast encoder usable on commodity hardware and open source. Open Broadcast Systems also provides management tools and consulting services so broadcasters and operators can maximise the benefits of OBE in their broadcast infrastructure. At IBC Open Broadcast Systems will be demonstrating its new D-100 management platform that allows broadcasters and operators to more easily integrate OBE into their infrastructure. 


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