Live Events and More in HD for Slovenian Viewers

Consumers experience greater picture and audio quality than ever before

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has supplied Radiotelevizija Slovenija (RTV Slovenia), the national public broadcaster of Slovenia, with a solution for the transmission of high definition programming and events from around the country to its central studio in Ljubljana. RTV Slovenia’s TV services, which were launched in 1958, are available across the country on terrestrial, cable, satellite and IPTV networks. RTV Slovenia’s began HD broadcasts in February 2010 with coverage of the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.

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Viewer taken closer to the action with HD live events

"As the public service broadcaster for Slovenia, we have a duty to provide the highest quality programming and content to the viewing public as possible, and our commitment to high definition TV services is central to that," said Matjaž Fajdiga, Head of TV engineering, RTV Slovenia. "This project has enabled us to benefit from the experience and expertise of the Ericsson team in order to bring TV services in Slovenia in line with the quality of many others around the world."

The deployment brings more HD content to Slovenian viewers from across the country, meaning that national interest events and programming can be enjoyed at a greater picture and audio quality than ever before. RTV Slovenia’s services consist of three channels – TV Slovenija 1-3 – as well as TV Slovenija HD. Ericsson has supplied RTV Slovenia with a solution for transmitting and receiving the content, enabling a wider roll-out of HD services that provide viewers with an enhanced television experience.

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Increased access to HD for Slovenian TV households

"Given the bandwidth challenges faced by broadcasters when deploying HD services, efficiency is a more important consideration than ever before," said Parvaiz Ahsan, Head of EMEIA, Solution Area TV, Ericsson. "This is an exciting development for Slovenian TV viewers. We’re pleased to supply RTV Slovenia with the high quality, reliable solutions it needs to give consumers the content they want to watch, at levels of audio and visual excellence like never before."

About Ericsson

Ericsson is a world leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators. Ericsson is the leader in 2G, 3G and 4G mobile technologies, and provides support for networks with over 2 billion subscribers and has the leading position in managed services. The company’s portfolio comprises mobile and fixed network infrastructure, telecom services, software, broadband and multimedia solutions for operators, enterprises and the media industry. The Sony Ericsson and ST-Ericsson joint ventures provide consumers with feature-rich personal mobile devices.

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