Brazilian broadcasting company RMT has upgraded the video distribution networks of its two regional television networks using products from Scopus Video Networks. RMT deployed Scopus’ encoding, multiplexing, DVB S2 channel coding, and network management equipment, the vendor reported.

Luis Botello, RMT's engineering director, said “With the Scopus solutions and their support of the DVB S2 standard, we've been able to reduce our bandwidth Scopus Logocosts by 30 percent — in fact, we expect to see a complete return on our investment in 18 months."

The two RMT regional broadcasters are TV Centro America and TV Morena. TV Centro America broadcasts to 120 cities in Mato Grosso state and TV Morena broadcasts to 100 cities in Mato Grosso do Sul state. Both stations are regional affiliates of TV Globo, Brazil's largest television network.

Prior to installing the Scopus equipment, the stations' satellite distribution system was based on leased equipment that had become outdated. After evaluating multiple vendors, RMT chose a combination of equipment from Scopus, installing UE-9000 encoders, the IVG 7304 Intelligent Video Gateway, IRD-2900 integrated receiver decoders, and the NMS 4000 centralized network management system.

Content is delivered via IP from TV Globo to TV Centro America's operations center in Cuiabá and TV Morena's center in Campo Grande. The video feeds (four channels for TV Centro America and three for TV Moreno) are received and decoded by the IRD-2900 integrated receiver decoders and then multiplexed for insertion of local content by the IVG 7304. The UE-9000 provides local content encoding for distribution to viewers' homes.

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