ALBtelecom has chosen Thomson Video Networks’ ViBE XT transcoder to expand its IPTV/OTT platform ALBtv to 240 live channels.

Commenting on the development, Sokol Demiri, director of procurement and logistics division, ALBtelecom, said: “Thomson Video Networks has an international reputation for technical expertise in the IPTV and OTT arenas, and its transcoding technologies are driving many of today’s most advanced IPTV video services.

“With its ability to deliver outstanding picture quality and extremely high performance density in a single chassis, the ViBE XT1000 was the ideal choice for the expansion of ALBtv. We were also impressed with Thomson Video Networks’ flexibility and responsiveness, which enabled us to deliver this solution in only a month.”

Eric Louvet, VP of sales and field services worldwide, Thomson Video Networks, added: “As a rapidly growing service provider in Albania, ALBtelecom needed a future-proof, state-of-the-art transcoding platform with which to grow its IPTV services, support mobile users, and plan for future delivery of UHD channels.

“It’s the perfect application for our ViBE XT1000, designed to offer the market’s best channel density and features, such as support for HEVC, that today’s most progressive telcos, OTT, and cable providers need to drive their business into the future.”