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This paper presents a generic multiprocessor architecture for video processing, featuring an array of programmable application-specific coprocessors and a programmable switch-bar communication network. Key advantages of the platform are that the order of functions can be changed and that video tasks can be programmed at system and functional levels using tasks of any length, by applying dynamic data-flow. This modular concept is cost-effective and suitable for a large range of applications and features in the video domain. The system can be well applied in combination with microcontrollers or media processors and it is used for implementing an experimental TV platform.