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MPEG-4 reaches Atlantic Canada

Briefs | 04/14/2008 7:15 pm EDT

Aliant announced late last week it is using MPEG-4 compression technology to deliver industry-leading digital picture clarity over its Aliant TV service. The new compression technology also allows Aliant TV customers to view their service on up to three television sets in a home at once. "Our customers’ favourite shows will be sharper and clearer as a result of our investment in MPEG-4 technology," says Claudine Langan, Aliant’s director of consumer marketing. "Our customers can now enjoy our value-packed television service on up to three televisions – large or small – delivering a high-quality digital viewing experience." While Aliant is the first telco in Atlantic Canada to use MPEG-4, Canadian Communications Reports reported in January that rural Ontario teleco Bruce Telecom was the first Canadian distributor to use the technology. To read that full article, click here.

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