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Hong Kong Science Park based Dao Laboratory join force with leading Television and Digital Media Company, TVB.COM, to bring the first large scale next generation HEVC video technology to Hong Kong (只提供英文版)
2016年05月27日
(Hong Kong, 27 May 2016) Hong Kong Science Park based company, Dao Laboratory together with TVB.COM, introduces the latest cutting edge video technology to Hong Kong. In a highly publicized launch event at the 17th April 2016, TVB.COM announces the OTT service, myTV SUPER, to the general public in Hong Kong. 

Powered by a TVB branded Set-top box and mobile app, together with a wide range of local and overseas TV contents, this service raises the bar of OTT. Being the first of its kind in Hong Kong to deliver video with the next generation HEVC video coding standard, TVB.COM has chosen Dao Lab’s Volo encoding technology to fulfill such ambitious goal. 

As the Head of Technical Engineering of TVB.COM, Rex Ching accepts no compromise; “As a leader in the new media space and being the the top content provider and television broadcast company in the region, we demand the highest quality in all aspect of our content delivery, video compression and transcoding time. Our collaboration with Dao Lab is a result of our long quest to look for the best technology that can fulfill our requirements and we are very satisfied with the results. A multi-bitrate transcoding of a 60-min video with HEVC Full HD profile can be completed within 30 minutes”.

Kit Tsin, head of R&D of Dao Lab, added “As the latest video standard HEVC brings a lot of promises but to truly deliver those promises require a lot of engineering optimization, speed is an achilles heel of HEVC and Dao Lab has successfully developed a parallel encoding technology to bring the highest quality HEVC compression in the shortest possible time, something that is crucial to the success of any HEVC deployment”.

The myTV SUPER OTT service has been officially launched on 18th April, 2016 and is available now.

About Dao Laboratory
Dao Laboratory is a Hong Kong Science Park based company founded by Kit Tsin in 2007. Kit left Cambridge University in the UK to start his first business in 1998 and since that has been successfully created three technology business. Dao Lab focus on the R&D of video compression technology and their Volo family of encoders has been well received among leading Hong Kong and overseas media companies including TVB.COM, PCCW Global, Viu and was elected the best Video Encoder in Latin America.

About TVB.COM
TVB.COM is a digital media business unit of Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB).  In addition to the official website (www.tvb.com), TVB.COM launched many popular mobile applications including myTV, GOTV, TVB News, TVB Finance, TVB Zone and eNews to capture the high penetration of Internet-connected devices and facilitate audience enjoying TVB contents anywhere and anytime.

The flagship service myTV maintains its strong position and takes lead in the Hong Kong video market.  TVB live channels and catch-up services are available and supported by advertising model.

A new service, myTV SUPER, was launched on 18th April, 2016.  This service delivered via a TVB branded set-top-box and mobile app promises unrivalled picture quality, seamless catch-up and a rich content offering consisting of TVB’s terrestrial and thematic channels, as well as other international brand channels, together with 11,000 hours VOD offering.  This service enables TVB to lead the television market in Hong Kong in the future, in the face of all technological changes.
 
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Media Contact

Dao Laboratory
Christine Tong 
Tel.: +852 2607 4387              
Email: christine.tong@dao-lab.com

TVB.COM
Winnie Tsui
Tel.: +852 3123 1921
Email: winnie.tsui@tvb.com

Benny Tang 
Tel.: +852 3123 1953
Email: benny.tang@tvb.com 
 
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