SES Americom has unleashed IP-Prime HD-4, an HDTV service for operators already delivering MPEG-2 technology.
HD-4 gives MPEG-2 video systems a route to provide subscribers with HDTV over their existing networks. The single rack solution can deliver 32 HD channels within 60 days and can be scaled to add more HD programming.
SES Americom offers telecom companies a complete MPEG-4 IPTV service, but the IP-Prime HD-4 solution allows operators to deliver HDTV without upgrading their entire infrastructure.
HD-4 is a service of IP-Prime, SES Americom’s turnkey IPTV solution that became commercially available in June. IP-Prime minimizes the risk of a complex technical integration, simplifies difficult program acquisition challenges and lowers financial risks for launching a television service, the company said.