The EBU and Mobile Viewpoint have signed an agreement to deliver news and other content quickly and cost effectively to EBU Members and clients using IP technology.
Dedicated IP encoding and decoding appliances, using Mobile Viewpoint’s award-winning technology, will be gradually rolled out in 2016 with the launch of the Eurovision Open Smart Virtual IP Network and its online portal. This cooperation enables both companies to complement their respective competitive strengths, and push for innovation and cross-compatibility of IP broadcast technologies.
IP technology enables broadcasters to go live from almost every corner of the world within seconds. The deployment of IP transmission solutions by major broadcasters has already shown that this technology is now widely accepted as the major tool for cost-effective and fast news gathering.
EBU Network Director Graham Warren stated, “This alliance enables the EBU to continue developing our open IP hybrid network for our clients. It will empower media professionals to manage their transmissions wherever and whenever thanks to the latest IP digital technology and our enhanced online portal.”
Mobile Viewpoint Managing Director Michel Bais said, “The cooperation with the EBU opens up a whole new market and group of customers who like to use IP as a cost-effective alternative to traditional satellite and fibre with outstanding quality of service. EBU’s global network reliability and reach make it possible to deliver these services in combination with our adaptive encoding devices.”
From left to right: Schalk Stalman and Michel Bais from Mobile Viewpoint with Ingrid Deltenre, Director General of EBU.
About the EBU
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is the world’s foremost alliance of public service media (PSM). Our mission is to make PSM indispensable. We have 73 Active Members in 56 countries in Europe, and an additional 21 Associate Members in Asia, Africa and the Americas.
Our Members operate over 1,800 television and radio channels, broadcasting in more than 120 different languages. They reach audiences of more than one billion people around the world.
Our television and radio services operate under the trademarks of Eurovision and Euroradio.
Eurovision is the media industry’s premier distributor and producer of top-quality live news, sport, entertainment, culture and music content.
Euroradio enhances public service radio with music and news exchanges, professional networking, and by promoting digital and hybrid radio.
About Mobile Viewpoint
Mobile Viewpoint is a global player, focusing on the development and implementation of IP transmission solutions for both the broadcast and security industries. Their H.264 and now H.265 HEVC codec implementations, combined with patented technology, allow for HD video to be transmitted over bonded IP connections. Customers include major broadcasters, such as BBC, Al-Arabiya, Sky Sports News , NBC Sports.