ARG ElectroDesign, developer of signal distribution products for the broadcast and telecommunications industries, has announced that MTV Networks UK & Ireland (MTV), part of MTV Networks International, has purchased ARG Media Combiner MPEG network adapters to provide MTV with a reliable, cost-effective method of transporting multi-programme MPEG HD data streams from Warsaw to London.
MTV is using the new solution to take two HD channels from its playout provider in Warsaw to SKY Television and its office in central London using fibre circuits provided by Colt Telecom. From here, they are transported via uplink – one going onwards within Europe and the other going to Latin America. The ARG Media Combiner MPEG network adapters enable MTV to save money by using the same circuit to carry both HD channels at no extra cost.
The decision to choose the Media Combiners was a logical one for MTV as they more