In an effort to increase HD channels and allow greater enjoyment of television and satellite capabilities in the Middle East and North Africa region, Middle East-based technology and content provider Selevision announced the unveiling of what it has called “a revolutionary new video codec” to enhance service.
According to the Saudi-based Khusheim Holdings, the “Nukodec” will deliver full HD channels at only 1 Mbps. Selevision is a subsidiary of Khusheim and believes that the Nukodec is “designed to replace both H.264 and HEVC/H.265 and that it will “make the technology available to industry players across the globe.”
“The codec is compatible with any HEVC-compatible player,” the company said. “The Nukodec algorithm enables access to Full HD quality content at a lower bandwidth,” the company added, which should be exciting for the MENA region, where a majority of users often get content via Internet and the boosting of the codec should enable better picture and sound quality.
“The benefits of switching to the new code include faster content delivery, cost savings and increasing storage capacity,” said Raed Khusheim, Selevision’s CEO.