ABS Network, one of the largest broadcast services companies in the Middle East and North Africa, has signed an agreement with Telairity to deploy a variety of Telairity’s H.264/AVC encoders throughout its multi-country broadcast infrastructure.
ABS Network has agreements with broadcasters and cablecasters in Jordan, Bahrain, Iraq, UAE, and Lebanon. The company will soon have installations in Palestine, Turkey and Washington DC.
By using Telarity's SD and HD broadcast encoders, ABS Network's customers will be able to transmit the highest quality video to their viewers.
The announcement was made jointly on Monday by ABS President Mohammed al Ajlouni in Dubai, and Telairity CEO Jim Meadlock in California.
The agreement calls for Telairity to supply encoders for system upgrades and new installations. Multiple Telairity BE 8500s systems have already been deployed. This product is a video encoder able to autosense HD or SD input video formats, and automatically select a corresponding HD, SD, or mobile encoding mode.
The partnership also enables ABS to market Telairity equipment through its broadcast services division and act as Telairity’s technology support system in the region. This will strengthen the regional technical and sales capabilities of Telairity, which has a regional office in Amman, Jordan.
ABS works closely with medium to large broadcasters as well as smaller clients, delivering a comprehensive set of content production and delivery services equipment. Its equipment is used by regional broadcasters for live ENG/DSNG news gathering and taped broadcasts.
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Al Ajlouni said: “Our clients rely on us to provide them with reliable, upgradeable equipment, rugged enough to withstand the challenges of field usage across varied environments, and backed by a support team that understands how to replace systems on a 24-hour notice wherever in the world a problem occurs. Telairity fulfills those conditions, and we are pleased for them to be our ongoing supplier of encoder equipment.”
Jim Meadlock, CEO, Telairity, added: “We’re gratified that ABS Network, one of the premier broadcast services companies in the greater MENA region, has chosen Telairity as its global encoder supplier.”
Khalid Daoud, regional director for Telairity’s Middle East headquarters said that the Middle East is among the most active markets globally for expanding broadcast and video services.
In addition to the Middle East, Telairity is continuing its global expansion in other fast-growing video/IP markets including Asia, Africa, and South America.