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Brazilian SBTVD Forum Selects MPEG-5 LCEVC for the video enhancement codec layer of its Next Generation Television Broadcast System, TV 3.0

Thu 27, 01 2022

  • MPEG-5 LCEVC selected for video enhancement codec layer of Brazil’s next generation broadcast system
  • MPEG-5 LCEVC’s inclusion in the system demonstrates its maturity and fit for next generation broadcast needs
  • MPEG-5 LCEVC will become the multilayer video enhancement technology for implementation within SBTVD TV 3.0 after its launch expected in 2024

London, UK – 25 January 2022 – V-Nova, a leading provider of video compression technology, today announces that MPEG-5 LCEVC (LCEVC) codec enhancement (ISO/IEC 23094-2) has been selected by the Brazilian SBTVD Forum for adoption in its next generation broadcast television system.

The news comes as the Brazilian Digital Terrestrial Television System Forum (SBTVD) finalized its technical evaluation phase of the TV 3.0 project to define the next-generation television system in Brazil. An initial Call for Proposals (CfP) was issued in July 2020, and LCEVC was proposed jointly by V-Nova (www.v-nova.com) and Phase (www.phase.com.br), along with Harmonic Dynamic Resolution Encoding (DRE) (https://www.harmonicinc.com). Following detailed technical evaluation, the combination of LCEVC with Dynamic Resolution Encoding was the only video enhancement solution selected to be used to improve VVC encoding for broadcast and broadband delivery or H.264/AVC and H.265/HEVC encoding for the internet options.

An independent test lab, appointed by the SBTVD Forum and funded by the Brazilian Ministry of Communications, conducted the technical evaluation phase to evaluate the technologies that could meet the challenging targets for delivery of next generation services in Brazil. In addition to the technical evaluation, market and intellectual property aspects were also considered for the selection. LCEVC successfully complied with all the requirements of the TV 3.0 CfP.

“The SBTVD Forum’s selection of MPEG-5 LCEVC is testament to the capabilities of the standard, and we are extremely proud that the SBTVD Forum has recognized the value it will add to their system. This is an exciting project, showcasing leadership in solving very relevant physical constraints to bring the best possible services to end consumers. We are looking forward to replicating this model elsewhere as well,” said Guido Meardi, CEO and Cofounder, V-Nova.

“The SBTVD project has selected some of the most innovative and promising technologies available today anywhere in the world, like MPEG-5 LCEVC. The selection and combination of these technologies makes the upcoming TV 3.0 not only a breakthrough project for Brazil, but for anywhere else contemplating similar tech leaps. I am very proud of what we have achieved so far and looking forward to its launch expected in 2024,” said Luiz Fausto, Chair of the Technical Module of SBTVD Forum and Technology & Regulatory Specialist at Globo.

About V-Nova V-Nova, a London based IP and software company, is dedicated to improving data compression by building a vast portfolio of innovative technologies based on the game[1]changing use of AI and parallel processing for data, video, imaging, point cloud compression, with applications across several verticals. This is achieved through deep-science R&D (300+ international patents) and the development of products that test, prove, and continuously enhance the technology portfolio. V-Nova LCEVC is the industry’s first highly optimized library for encoding and decoding enhanced video streams with MPEG-5 Part 2, Low-Complexity Enhancement Video Coding (LCEVC). V-Nova VC-6 is a high-performance AI-powered software library for SMPTE VC-6 (ST[1]2117) which is used primarily for professional production workflows and imaging applications. V-Nova has developed multiple award-winning software products to kickstart the ecosystems for its technologies and allow their immediate deployment, addressing use cases in TV, media, entertainment, social networks, eCommerce, ad-tech, security, aerospace, defence, automotive and gaming. V-Nova’s business model is to monetize its technologies through software licensing, IP royalties and product sales.

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