Gansu deploys single system to manage 85 local sub-operators

Editor | 11-11-2013

Chinese regional operator Gansu Broadcast has made a key investment to be able to manage 85 local cable TV sub operators and 100 channels from a single management system.

Serving a region with approximately 26 million inhabitants, the Gansu broadcast and television network offers cultural programming and integrated information services to viewers. It recently completed an initiative to deploy an advanced digital television network infrastructure in compliance with the Next Generation Broadcasting (NGB) project of the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT).
Delivered by Shanghai OTEC Technology, Gansuís live digital TV video processing system comprises solutions from video and broadband technologies and service provider, Teleste, and for multiscreen content delivery solutions firm Elemental Technologies.
The deployed infrastructure provides video processing of 100 high definition and standard definition (SD) channels for provincial distribution.
The primary Gansu CATV headend features a Teleste Luminato digital platform for receiving HDTV satellite content integrated with the same supplierís Optimo transcoder powered by Elemental for converting HD content from MPEG-2 to the Advanced Video Coding (AVC/H.264) format. Transcoding is powered by Elemental video processing software to provide real-time video and audio encoding for linear pay-TV broadcast as well as live streaming to new media platforms.
"The Gansu Broadcast and Television Network is a superior example of the innovation and technology leadership fueling tremendous growth in the Chinese television market over the past few years," commented Keith Wymbs, VP of marketing for Elemental.