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Korean service providers pick TandbergTV for IPTV deployments

Fri, 12/05/2008 - 7:05am
Mike Robuck

Tandberg Television today announced two customer wins in South Korea for its IPTV headend.

SK Broadband, South Korea’s second-largest broadband provider, and Korea Telecom (KT) are both deploying Tandberg’s IPTV headend technology to support their respective IPTV services.

SK Broadband will use Tandberg’s IPTV headend platform, which includes HD and SD MPEG-4 encoding, to launch a linear broadcast television service next year, following the recent granting of regulatory approval for Korean IPTV providers to add broadcast services to their existing VOD content.

SK Broadband, which was formerly Hanaro Telecom, plans to initially rollout 30 SD and 10 HD channels.

KT, an integrated wireless and wired service provider, will use the IPTV headend to support the growth of its Mega TV service.

Mega TV has more than 700,000 subscribers and provides interactive and pay-per-view services, including movies on-demand. KT will use Tandberg’s EN8090 HD MPEG-4 AVC and EN8030 SD MPEG-4 AVC encoders to expand its linear broadcast TV services.

KT currently uses a range of Tandberg headend and content and distribution equipment in its Mega TV service.

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