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Vitec acquires H.264 encoding provider Telairity

Vitec, a provider of video encoding and streaming solutions, has acquired Telairity, a provider of H.264 encoding workflow solutions to broadcasters worldwide.

Commenting on the acquisition, Mark D’Addio, Vitec’s senior Vice President, sales and marketing, said: “The strategic acquisition of Telairity further strengthens Vitec’s position in the broadcast market. Vitec’s HEVC technology and streaming expertise address a growing need for broadcasters to reduce bandwidth requirements while maximising video quality.”

Matt McKee, formerly at Telairity, has joined Vitec as director of broadcast sales. He added: “Telairity customers have been asking for a compelling reason to upgrade their broadcast links. Vitec HEVC solutions offer the highest levels of network efficiency, video quality, and reliability especially for Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG) and contribution applications.”