EBU Uses Tandberg TV

EBU selects Tandberg Television content distribution systems for a summer of sport

June 10, 2008

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SOUTHAMPTON, U.K. -- TANDBERG Television, part of the Ericsson Group (NASDAQ:ERIC), today announced that it is providing a range of MPEG-2 video compression technologies to the European Broadcast Union (EBU), the worlds largest contribution network, for coverage of a strong line-up of high profile sporting events this summer. TANDBERG Television’s digital TV systems have already been and will continue to play a key role in the delivery of footage of both standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD) sports action from the 2008 Olympic Games from Beijing and the Tour de France, Roland Garros and Wimbledon, as well as all the most prominent football events of the season to more than 650 million viewers in 56 countries in and around Europe.

This premium sports content will be distributed to all EBU members over both satellite and fiber networks using a range of TANDBERG Television encoders and professional receivers. The system is enabled to support the latest DVB-S2 standard and to efficiently manage bandwidth for the most cost-effective delivery of the content. The deal builds on TANDBERG Television’s long-standing association with the EBU which has seen a close collaboration between the two organizations for almost 10 years.

“We have a strong relationship with TANDBERG Television and have continually combined the company’s industry leading technology with our own engineering excellence to make the EBU network one of the most advanced and efficient in the world,” says Paolo Pusterla, Head of Strategy and Business Development for the EBU. “With plenty of action, fast camera panning and detailed zooming, TV coverage of many sporting events is the most demanding content to capture. With millions of viewers throughout the globe watching these events it is essential that the equipment we use will deliver the best quality results faultlessly. Based on our 10 year history with TANDBERG Television we can be sure their technology will deliver from the winning sprint to the final whistle.”

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