Ericsson wins ABC digital TV deal

 

Satellite compression technology.

Networking vendor Ericsson won a five-year deal supplying satellite video compression technology to national broadcaster, the ABC.

The technology would allow the ABC to "expand the reach of its high-definition and standard-definition digital TV programming across the country", it said in a statement.

About 247,000 Australian households were located in digital TV blackspots - remote areas where free-to-air digital TV signals couldn't be received by TV antennas, according to the vendor.

"Managing bandwidth and maintaining high-quality pictures is critical in such a major digital TV rollout," it said.

The technology would be rolled out from December.

Copyright © iTnews.com.au . All rights reserved.


Ericsson wins ABC digital TV deal
Tags
 
 
 
Top Stories
Photos: Microsoft's new Surface 3 tablet
Microsoft has pared down the specs in favour of portability.
 
Is your lawyer smarter than IBM's Watson?
Sparke Helmore CIO Peter Campbell expects machine learning to take a chunk out of law firm profits. But he’s far from downcast.
 
Australia passes data retention into law
Mammoth last-ditch effort by Greens, indies knocked back.
 
 
Sign up to receive iTnews email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Latest Comments
Polls
Do you support the Government's data retention scheme?

   |   View results
Yes
  9%
 
No
  91%
TOTAL VOTES: 1432

Vote