Rose Parade Broadcast on Univision in HD Thanks to Adtec Digital

On New Years Day, Flying Cow Satellite Services was able to broadcast the 121st Rose Parade live and in high definition on the Univision Network thanks to Adtec Digital’s mediaHUB-HD Pro encoder.

Flying Cow Satellite Services provided the transmission of the vividly colorful parade in 1080i HD using Adtec Digital’s mediaHUB-HD Pro high definition MPEG 2 encoder. This marked the first high definition remote transmission in Univision history.

The parade, which was themed “2010: A Cut Above the Rest,” featured a plethora of flowers, equestrians, and music and was seen by hundreds of thousands of viewers on Univision, the No.1 rated Spanish-language network in the U.S.

The mediaHUB-HD Pro is a real-time contribution-quality MPEG 2 HD encoder, which is designed to support contribution, ATSC, DVB and IPTV distribution, and Cable Labs compliant VOD and DPI studio encoding requirements. The auto-detect HD/SD SDI video input eliminates the need for user resolution and frame rate configuration. It boasts dual stream on-board audio encoding of Dolby Digital and MPEG 1 Layer 2 audio with Dolby E and Dolby 5.1 passthrough support.

Standard features include three ASI outputs as well as a GIGE output, AES3 Digital Audio, SDI and analog audio inputs and BISS 1/E encryption. User interfaces include a front panel interface and on-board web application server for configuration and monitoring.

Unique features include a built-in confidence decoder with HD/SD-SDI, HDMI, and D1 outputs as well as “Constant Capture” hard drive acquisition for studio, contribution, and distribution applications.