VITEC makes 4K content ‘more affordable’ to stream

VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, announced it is making 4k content more affordable to stream and distribute.

The MGW Vision real-time encoder produces HEVC bandwidth-efficient 4K IPTV streams for use in broadcast centres, in-house IPTV applications, sports, and live events.

Philippe Wetzel, president and CEO at VITEC, said: “As 4K/UHD gains more traction, the expenses associated with encoding and streaming 4K/UHD content are still cost-prohibitive for many organisations due to the high premiums charged by encoding companies for their 4K solutions.

“With the extremely low price point of the MGW Vision, we’re broadening the access to VITEC’s 4K solutions and making it more accessible for organisations to launch broadcast-grade 4K services than ever before.”

VITEC’s MGW Vision is a compact 1-RU appliance featuring 100% hardware HEVC/H.265 encoding in both 4:2:0 and 4:2:2 modes, generating pristine 4K quality.

The encoder supports streaming a single UHD or four HD HEVC channels ingested from four 3G-SDI inputs and can also store encoded content while streaming onto the network.

Written from press release by Leah Alger