Anik G1 / MPEG-4 Information

Anik G1

The ANIK G1 satellite has 16 extended ku band national transponders utilizing MPEG4 compression technology and will support the equivalent of over one hundred additional HD channels.

MPEG-4

MPEG-4 is more efficient in its coding than MPEG-2 in that video can be compressed to a considerably lower bit rate, which allows for more channels per transponder.