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Télébec Deploys Scopus Intelligent Video Gateway

Uses Scopus E-90 MPEG encoders to convert analog operations to digital distribution model (June 14, 2005)

Scopus Network Technologies and TVC Canada today announced that Télébec, Québec's leading regional telecommunications company, has deployed the Scopus Intelligent Video Gateway (IVG) solution and E-90 MPEG encoders to support all-digital playout of regional broadcasts for Cablevision, the company's cable subsidiary. The Scopus installation, launched in May, has allowed Télébec to move its analog channels to digital and thereby realize improved image quality and much greater capacity in terms of channel count.

"The IVG solution from Scopus provides a straightforward means for managing and moving video over IP, and we have been very impressed with both the technical performance of the new gear and the excellent picture quality it provides," said Bernard Gauthier, general manager at Cablevision. "By implementing the Scopus solutions, we have seen immediate improvement in the quality of service we offer our customers. We also have built a much firmer foundation for offering a broader range of channels and advanced services such as video on demand or even interactive services."

The E-90 professional MPEG-2 encoders are installed at three local TV stations that serve the Télébec service areas of Val d'Or and Rouyn-Noranda. Scopus' decades of experience in developing state-of-the-art video compression technologies allows the E-90 to provide high video quality at low bit rates.

A portion of Scopus system, the IVG-7400 Intelligent Broadband IP Streamer at the Télébec headend, aggregates all feeds from the stations, "grooms" them, and distributes them over IP to cable TV subscribers. The IVG-7400 is a full-featured system and is capable of supporting hundreds of TV services, transported at wire-speed over its Gigabit Ethernet output. Within the coming months, all local and community channels distributed by Télébec will be digitally encoded.

"Scopus is the only vendor to deliver an end-to-end digital solution with processing in the digital domain," added Gauthier. "With the company's experience and successful track record in high-profile installations, we can be confident in the future reliability of our Scopus systems and in the company's ability to respond to any future needs of our cable facilities."

Télébec worked with TVC Canada, the country's leading broadband solutions provider, to install encoders at each station and the remote headend, and within days the IVG and E-90 systems were up and running, supporting the company's digital channels. Learn more about the IVG and E-90 and Scopus' complete line of broadcasting and cable solutions at

About Télébec
Québec's leading regional telecommunications company, Télébec, its subsidiaries, and nearly 800 employees provide a complete range of integrated and innovative telecommunications services to more than half the province. Télébec's 160,000 customers are located in 300 municipalities across Québec. This vast territory of 750,000 square kilometers is bounded to the north by the James Bay territory, to the south by Venise-en-Québec, near the U.S. border, to the west by Saint-André-Avellin, in the Outaouais region, and to the east by the Îles-de-la-Madeleine.

Combining leadership and innovation to perfect an already well-established network, Télébec has continued to grow since its creation in 1969, through a series of acquisitions, mergers, and strategic integrations that have made it one of the largest telecommunications companies in Québec. A member of the BCE family, Télébec has, over the years, also become an important agent for the economic development of the communities it serves.

About TVC Canada
TVC Canada is the leading integrator/value-added reseller of premium-quality, brand-label products and services for the cable, wireless, and broadband industries. Through a partnership approach, TVC's team of industry specialists provides true value-added service to its customers by providing advanced communications products, access to industry leading manufacturers, and logistical services to integrators, contractors, and service providers.

For more information on TVC Canada, please visit

About Scopus Network Technologies
Scopus Network Technologies provides MPEG-2 and DVB video distribution architectures that enable broadcasters, cable TV providers, and telco operators to transmit their content digitally. Built on more than 20 years in digital compression system development, Scopus solutions provide superior flexibility with exceptional performance at cost-effective prices. The CODICO® product line of encoders, multiplexers, trans-raters and professional receivers supports comprehensive, end-to-end digital compression for video and data distribution networks. The company was the official supplier of the digital platform for the global broadcast of the 2004 summer Olympics games. Scopus clients include global satellite broadcasters and cable television and telco operators such as CBS Newspath, CCTV, Deutsche Telekom, Doordarshan, EBU, FOX News, France Telecom, GlobeCast, Korea Telecom, MultiChoice, NBC Olympics, SES GLOBAL, SKY Italia, and others.

Scopus has offices in Princeton (N.J.), Mexico City, Mumbai, Beijing, Moscow, Frankfurt, London, São Paulo, and Tel Aviv.

For more information please visit the Scopus Web site at


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