ASPEN Community grows again with the addition of TV2

The ASPEN Community has confirmed details of its newest member, TV2, the largest commercial television station in Norway. The ASPEN Community is a growing coalition of more than 30 industry leading manufacturers and end-users who are adopting the ASPEN framework for building state-of-the-art IP facilities. TV2 supports all work for open standards in the industry.

ASPEN (Adaptive Sample Picture Encapsulation) is a standards-based, open format that moves uncompressed Ultra HD, 3G, HD, and SD signals over MPEG-2 transport streams (ISO/IEC 13818-1). ASPEN provides a framework for transporting separated video, audio, and metadata as independent IP multicast streams. The ASPEN Community was founded at IBC 2015 to realize and promote the benefits of deploying the ASPEN format within IP-based broadcast and media facilities through the integration and interoperability of the open format.

“We are excited to welcome TV 2 (Norway) to the ASPEN Community. As the leading broadcaster in Norway, TV 2 brings over three decades of broadcast experience and knowledge to the Community. TV 2 has recently deployed ASPEN to become the first international playout facility using 10GbE. This accomplishment highlights the readiness of ASPEN for facilities today,” says Mo Goyal, co-chairperson of the ASPEN Community.

Current members of the ASPEN Community include: Abekas, AJA Video Systems, Broadcast Pix, ChryonHego, Cinegy, Coherent Video Systems LLC, CSP, Inc., Deltacast, Diversified Systems, Discovery Communications, Dome Productions, Edit Share, Embrionix, Evertz, FOR-A, Game Creek Video, Hitachi Kokusai Electric Limited Inc., I-MOVIX, LEADER Electronics Corp., Macnica America Inc., Matrox Electronic Systems Ltd., Myricom, NBC Sports Group, NEP Group Inc., Neutrik, PacketStorm, PHABRIX, Pixel Power, Providius Corp, Ross Video, Sony, Tektronix, Time Warner Cable SportsNet, The Weather Channel, TV2 and Vizrt.

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