ARRIS is making Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) functionality available in April in its VIPr video transcoding platform. DVB is the technical set of standards required for the delivery of digital television and data services to customers in over 100 countries, including Europe, Russia, most of the Middle East and Africa, India and Australia.

ARRIS VIPr dual-pass encoding solutions support high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) transcoding or recoding in both MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 formats, including SD and HD multiplexing, high density MPEG-2 intelligent recoding, MPEG-4 to MPEG-2 transcoding, Constant Bit Rate (CBR), for switched video applications, and Variable Bit Rate (VBR) Statistical Multiplexing. The VIPr’s advanced encoding algorithms utilize original MPEG compression parameters to deliver optimal quality during video transcoding or recoding.

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DirecTV, DISH Merger Still Possible

AT&T found a way to offload a stake in its US video business, but this likely isn’t the end of the road for DirecTV. A combo with DISH is still possible.

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