Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Korea MBC Buys NTT MPEG-2

March 21

Seoul -- NTT Electronics (NEL)says it has begun the commissioning process of its High Definition MPEG-2 Encoder/Decoder system at Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC).

The installation comprises an HD encoder disseminating raw program data from the MBC central broadcast center in Seoul to be all 19 MBC regional broadcast centers that form MBC's comprehensive high definition digital broadcasting network where the data streams are decoded.

The regional centers are in the cities of Pusan, Daegu, Gwangju, Daejeon, Jeongju, Masan, Chuncheon, Cheongju, Jeju, Ulsan, Gangreung, Chinju, Mogpo, Yosu, Andong, Wonju, Chungju, Samcheok and Pohang.

Chan-Gyu Yi, TV Network & Master Control Division/Director at MBC noted the exceptional video quality, and Lip Synch functionality, meaning that there is absolutely no space between the video and audio streams in the NTT products.

[Interestingly, NTT Electronics - uncharacteristically of Japanese companies, says it will aggressively promote its world-class high definition digital encoder/decoder to broadcasters throughout the world in their move to becoming high definition digital broadcasting networks.]

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