Pelmorex

(IBC, Amsterdam - 4.A61g) Pelmorex Media Inc., the parent company of The Weather Network and MeteoMedia, TV networks in Canada, has selected Open Broadcast Encoder (OBE) for its HD localisation upgrade. This upgrade allows Pelmorex to deliver an HD feed with local weather graphics to viewers across Canada. 

Running entirely on off-the-shelf Intel hardware, OBE allows for significant cost savings and flexibility over traditional hardware encoders. At its end, the deployment will be one of the largest uses in North America of software-encoders for broadcast contribution.

The OBE C-100 platform is the first broadcast encoder/decoder to support Opus audio. But why are we doing this? This post explains some of the background behind implementing Opus for Broadcast Contribution.