Scandinavian broadcaster Telenor Satellite Broadcasting used T-VIPS’ JPEG2000 solution for its contribution and distribution of the Euro 2008 soccer championships.

Oslo-based T-VIPS says the JPEG2000 solution, together with the company’s TVG415 and TVG430 video gateways, compressed and encoded the HD and SD video steams in Vienna prior to transmission over fibre to Telenor’s TV2 playout facility in Bergen as well as TV2 in Demnark (Odense) and TV4 Sweden (Stockholm).

At each of these centres the JPEG2000 encoded images were decoded by the TVG415/430’s ahead of being adapted by end-user distribution. Telenor said the company selected T-VIPS’ JPEG2000 solution following the successful use of the technology during the transmission of the English Premiership in HD between London and Sweden