TITLE

WHY MPEG-4 CONVERSION IS COSTLY

AUTHOR(S)
Ellis, Leslie
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
Multichannel News;6/9/2008, Vol. 29 Issue 23, p25
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article provides answers to questions related to Motion Picture Experts Group (MPEG)-4 in the U.S. It is stated that most of the 60-plus million set-tops in circulation do not know MPEG-4. Meanwhile, the conversion to MPEG-4 is economically tricky for non-premium cable networks. Moreover, it is possible that headend transcoder costs twist into the negotiations for smaller and newer networks who are still seeking carriage.
ACCESSION #
32616384

 

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