Turner Turns to Radyne for HDTV


Turner Entertainment Networks will use Radyne ComStream Inc.’s HDTV-encoder technology for its National Basketball Association telecasts on Turner Network Television and TBS.

The vendor said the programmer ordered its “HE4000” video encoder with a built-in satellite modulator to provide simultaneous HD and standard-definition video-compression and transmission capability for its digital sports broadcasts.

“[Turner’s] selection of the HE4000 as the basis of expanding their live HDTV coverage reflects Radyne's commitment to create advanced solutions as the market continues to grow," Radyne chief operating officer Brian Duggan said in a prepared statement.