Valencia, Spain – March 31st, April 4th 2014, 108th MPEG Meeting

Valencia, Spain – March 31st, April 4th 2014, 108th MPEG Meeting

H2B2VS partners presented the first demonstration of hybrid content delivery by showing how to synchronize the 2 layers of a SHVC encoded video. With the parallel development of scalable extensions for HEVC (SHVC, MV-HEVC) and timeline and external media information carriage in MPEG-2 TS (TEMI), MPEG is creating the foundation of future services for the broadcast industry: flexibility and extensibility in media coding, carried over using heterogeneous networks, including broadcast and broadband networks. As part of the H2B2VS project, Telecom...

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San José, California – 17th-22nd Jan. 2014, 107th MPEG Meeting

San José, California – 17th-22nd Jan. 2014, 107th MPEG Meeting

Following the project’s contribution to the 107th MPEG Meeting in San José, California, WG11 has sent a liaison letter to DVB informing of the on-going work on timeline signaling in MPEG-2 TS, 13818-1:2013 DAM6. Some fruitful discussions happened in DVB CSS group, including some members of the H2B2VS project, and a liaison letter was sent back to MPEG (m31817). H2B2VS contributed to the MPEG input document addressing the technical questions in this liaison (m32287). H2B2VS has contributed as well to a submission to JCTVT requesting to...

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H2B2VS demonstrator at the “Loading the Future 2013” event in Rennes

H2B2VS demonstrator at the “Loading the Future 2013” event in Rennes

H2B2VS showcases the 1st version of its French Terrestrial demonstrator during the “Loading the Future 2013” event in Rennes on 14 November 2013.
The 1st integration step of the French H2B2VS demonstrator was successfully achieved in October 2013. Its purpose was to setup an end to end transmission chain of HEVC over DVB-T2. It relies on the ImaginLab DVB-T2 Platform which was enriched by HEVC encoding and decoding equipment. It allows the simultaneous transmission of a live-transcoded 1080p25 French HDTV channel and off-line-encoded 2160p25 Ultra HD file content

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Geneva, Switzerland, 28th Oct. – 1st Nov. 2013, 106th MPEG Meeting

Geneva, Switzerland, 28th Oct. – 1st Nov. 2013, 106th MPEG Meeting

H2B2Vs continues to work with the MPEG standardization body to enable signaling and synchronization of external enhancements of programs carried over MPEG-2 Transport Stream. In particular the project’s proposal can be used to locate and synchronize external content with an MPEG-2 TS program, regardless of the external content packaging or coding types.

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HISPASAT Chooses Thomson Video Networks to Drive Trial of Ultra HD Content Delivery via HEVC

HISPASAT Chooses Thomson Video Networks to Drive Trial of Ultra HD Content Delivery via HEVC

Thomson Video Networks today announced that HISPASAT has launched a trial demonstration of Ultra HD content delivery using the High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) compression capabilities of the ViBE™ VS7000 multi-screen encoding platform. HISPASAT, a leading satellite transmission operator with a strong presence in Europe and South America, is deploying the VS7000 to deliver HEVC-encoded Ultra HD content to air via its HISPASAT 1E satellite platform. At IBC2013, HISPASAT will demonstrate live Ultra HD video streams using the Thomson Video Networks technology.

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IBC2013: Teleste at the Forefront of Future Television

IBC2013: Teleste at the Forefront of Future Television

TURKU, FINLAND – 20/08/2013 – Teleste, an international technology group specialised in broadband video and data communication systems and services, has joined forces with major media technology companies from five European countries to participate in an industry-driven Celtic-Plus research project: H2B2VS – HEVC Hybrid Broadcast Broadband Video Services. The project investigates the hybrid distribution of TV programmes and services over broadcast and broadband networks, focusing on key factors that will significantly impact the delivery of multimedia contents in Europe. The project will be carried out during the period 2013-2015 and it is coordinated by Thomson Video Networks.

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Vienna, Austria, 29 July- 2 August 2013, 105th MPEG Meeting

Vienna, Austria, 29 July- 2 August 2013, 105th MPEG Meeting

In contribution m30300 presented at the 105th MPEG Meeting in Vienna, H2B2VS submitted a follow-up on hybrid MPEG-2 TS/broadband delivery scenarios with suggested modifications to the existing working draft. The proposal includes a new syntax based on descriptors for future extensibility, a more compact representations of URLs, signaling of splicing points. The timing information has also been extended to carry SMPTE time codes and NTP timestamps.

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Incheon, Korea, 22-26 April 2013, 104th MPEG Meeting

Incheon, Korea, 22-26 April 2013, 104th MPEG Meeting

The H2B2VS supported the initial technical proposal submitted by Telecom ParisTech and referenced “M29227 – Timeline Delivery for MPEG-2 TS enhancements”.
The project also contributed to this proposal by proposing Use Cases requiring such TS enhancements.

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Rennes, France, 13-14 February 2013 – H2B2VS Kickoff Meeting

Rennes, France, 13-14 February 2013 – H2B2VS Kickoff Meeting

The H2B2VS project is launched! For more details please read the Press Release issued by Thomson Video Networks who is coordinating the project. Download the PDF of the Press...

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