News Archive
07.July 2008
T-VIPS JPEG2000 Kept Scandinavian Broadcasters On The Ball at Euro 2008

T-VIPS AS, a global leader in professional video management and distribution, with advanced
solutions for the contribution & distribution of broadcast quality video signals, today announced that its
award-winning and first to market JPEG2000-based solutions were chosen by Telenor for the
contribution and primary distribution of Euro 2008 soccer championship SD and HD video for TV 2
Norway, TV 2 Denmark and TV4 Sweden. As the final whistle blew on Sunday 29th June, Telenor
Satellite Broadcasting’s successful coverage of the world’s third largest sporting event concluded with
Nordic viewers enjoying video quality that was as colourful and vibrant as Spain’s attacking football.
T-VIPS’ JPEG2000-based solutions, the TVG415 and TVG430 Video Gateways, compressed and
encoded the HD and SD video streams in Vienna prior to being transmitted over fibre to the TV 2
Norway playout centre in Bergen, TV 2 Denmark playout in Odense and the TV4 playout in
Stockholm. At these playout centres, the JPEG2000 video streams were decoded by TVG415/430s
prior to being produced and adapted for end-user distribution. Telenor Satellite Broadcasting selected
T-VIPS’ JPEG2000-based solution for the European Championships following the successful use of TVIPS
JPEG2000-based equipment for the transport of HD UK Premier League football from London to
Sweden.