WBMA-TV Powers HD Channel With TelVue HD/SD Simulcast System
December 03, 2012 --
MOUNT LAUREL, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 12/03/12 -- TelVue® Corporation (OTCQB: TEVE), the innovation leader in Television and Internet Broadcasting for communities, cable operators, and media companies has launched the latest HD/SD Simulcast System in conjunction with WBMA-TV, the government access TV station for the town of Bloomfield, NJ.
WBMA-TV becomes a pioneer in the world of Public, Educational, and Government (PEG) broadcasting by making its channel available 24x7 to viewers in full HD quality video on the Internet while maintaining its standard definition (SD) simulcast channel for cable distribution. By implementing TelVue's HD/SD Simulcast, WBMA-TV can now be viewed in HD on any device that can access an Internet stream.
"So many PEG stations are already shooting and editing in HD and it's been a point of frustration for the stations and their viewers that these channels are not available in HD. TelVue's HD/SD Simulcast System finally gives PEG stations a cost-effective way to show off their channels in High-Definition," explains Jesse Lerman, President and CEO of TelVue Corporation. "Broadband Internet adoption has reached the point where every community TV station can launch a 24x7 HD channel using the Internet, adding even more value to the service they provide."
Bob Duthaler, Executive Director of WBMA-TV, says, "A lot of people are impressed with the upgrade and love the HD viewing. We already shoot all of our programming in HD. It's nice to see the product out there in the format it was meant to be viewed in."
The HD/SD Simulcast System makes WBMA-TV's live, linear, and VOD signals available in HD on all devices, ranging from the large-screen TV to PCs, tablets, and smartphones. The system combines the best features of both IP and SDI workflows, and supports standard MPEG-2 and modern H.264 codecs. Broadcast to multiple devices is made possible through the use of TelVue CloudCast, a cloud-hosted broadcast service for Internet video.
WBMA-TV programming covers all aspects of community life: from government, to sports, cultural events, and news.
About TelVue Corporation
TelVue® Corporation is a broadcast technology innovator and leader that helps video broadcasters automate their channels, expand their audiences across multiple screens, and broaden their ability to monetize their content. TelVue's professional quality broadcast equipment and cloud video services include all-in-one digital broadcast servers, live Internet streaming, IP video on demand (VOD), multi-user contribution and transcoding, and web-based digital signage. TelVue® serves the local origination and leased access needs for 8 of the top 10 Cable and Telco MSOs, powers over 1,250 hyperlocal and PEG channels, and delivers local programming to over 30 million households. For more information about TelVue®, please visit http://www.TelVue.com
TelVue Corporation. 16000 Horizon Way, Suite 500, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054. 1-800-885-8886.
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