Canal+ Group Utilizes Envivio Muse™ Ultra HD for UEFA Championship
Market-leading encoding software enables Ultra HD satellite distribution trial to European football fans
Envivio (NASDAQ: ENVI), a leading provider of software-based video processing and delivery solutions, provided fans with an Ultra HD vision of the future of soccer telecasts when it supplied encoding support to Canal+ Group for its satellite and OTT distribution trial of the UEFA Championship League soccer final concluded on June 6, 2015.
The Champions League final is one of Europe’s most prestigious and highly viewed football tournaments. It features the top European football clubs and traditionally is viewed by more than 350 million European TV households. Canal+ Group leveraged different vendors for the transmission of this event and Envivio Muse™ Ultra HD was used for the final compression and satellite distribution in France.
“Envivio is glad to provide once again expertise and technical support for the enhanced delivery of this great soccer contest,” said Julien Signes, CEO, Envivio. “The month of June was packed with thrilling sport events and in the space of a few weeks, we have supported major sport broadcast transmissions in Ultra HD, testing the delivery of the world’s most desired events: from sailing to tennis and now soccer, the most popular sport in Europe. We are at the side of innovators such as Canal+ Group every step of the way and we are very proud of the praise received for the quality and flawless transmission of the UEFA Champion’s league final. ”
Envivio Muse Ultra HD is a high-quality video encoding/transcoding solution that offers a new TV experience for end-users desiring to watch ultra-high quality live programming on Ultra HD (UHD) compatible devices. Muse Ultra HD can encode up to 4K video resolution (4 times HD resolution) at 60 frames per second, and offers stunning image quality thanks to a larger color range with the new BT 2020 standard. Muse Ultra HD is integrated with the latest audio/video technologies and supports HEVC (H.265) compression in 10 bits, Dolby AC-4 encoding and pass-thru.
More than 300 content and service providers around the globe, including eight of the Top 10 global mobile providers, nine of the Top 10 broadband and seven of the Top eight U.S. cable providers use Envivio to power their multi-screen and Pay TV services. Visit www.envivio.com to learn more.