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Tandberg Lands Latin American IPTV Deployment

IPTV Americas is launching a new MPEG-4 IPTV system offering Latin American telcos a way to add TV services.

The service, set to launch later this quarter, will be based in a central digital headend located in Miami. The MPEG-4 encoders will be provided by Tandberg Television.

IPTV Americas will deliver the resulting IPTV-video streams over regional fiber-optic networks, and it also will supply the set-top boxes, middleware solutions and conditional-access services to deliver the video to Latin American customers.

The service will offer 60 basic- and premium-video channels initially, along with on-demand and pay-per-view video.

"The availability of high-quality MPEG-4 AVC compression technology in Latin America underscores our global commitment to the telecom industry to provide technologies that are enabling the IPTV market," said Al Nuñez, Tandberg’s senior vice president of sales. "As one of the leading providers of MPEG-4 AVC encoders, we are pleased that our compression technology is enabling the first MPEG-4 AVC offering in Latin America."