NAB 2015: Thomson to power Televisa file transfer network

DetailsJuan Fernandez Gonzalez | 14 April 2015

Mexico's Televisa, one of Latin America's largest media enterprises, has chosen Thomson Video Networks' playout solution to drive, via satellite, a server-to-server file transfer of video contribution feeds from Televisa Internacional (SSTI).

Thomson Video Networks' MPEG stream server works in concert with FTP-over-satellite equipment from KenCast to extend the reach of the MPEG video file delivery system to remote stations.

"Thomson Video Networks is a highly valued partner, and we chose their technology for a satellite-based server-to-server file transfer solution for TV stations," said William Aguirre Ballesteros, general director of satellite operations at Televisa. "With the latest version, we're leveraging the versatility and reliability of Thomson Video Networks' MPEG video server and the performance of the KenCast file delivery solution to provide contribution feeds to the stations."

Thomson Video Networks' MPEG stream server is a channel-in-a-box solution that provides all the functions needed to ingest, process, brand, and play out digital SD and HDTV channels over satellite or IP networks.

"When it was first launched in 2003, SSTI was a bold and groundbreaking approach to file distribution and play-out and Televisa has continued to improve the system's efficiency and capacity over the past decade," added Mark Renfroe, vice president and managing director for the Americas at Thomson Video Networks.