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Joint Video Team to Receive Emmy

13 Aug, 2008 By: Chris Tribbey

The Joint Video Team (JVT) Standards Committee, which oversaw the development of the “high profile” H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding compression standard used for Blu-ray Disc and satellite and cable TV high-def video, will be honored for its work with an engineering Emmy Aug. 23.

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences 2008 Primetime Emmy Engineering Award is given to individuals or organizations that fundamentally improve the transmission, recording or reception of TV.

“Panasonic applauds the Joint Video Team Standards Committee for its dedication to the development of technologies that are driving high-definition products and content into the mainstream consumer entertainment marketplace,” said Eisuke Tsuyuzaki, managing director of Panasonic Hollywood Labs. “As a proud member of the JVT, Panasonic is helping to lead the charge into the high-definition era with Blu-ray Disc products and technologies like the high profile and H.264 video coding, which enables consumers to access and enjoy HD content.

“For the JVT to receive this high honor from the Academy of Arts and Sciences reaffirms the value of its efforts and its leadership in high-definition technology.”

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