Harmonic powers new broadcast center for SKY Brasil

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017
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Harmonic Powers New Broadcast Center for SKY Brasil, Delivering the Best Video Experience to Subscribers

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery technology and services, today announced that DTH satellite operator SKY Brasil has deployed a Harmonic software-based video processing solution to deliver linear HD and SD channels in its new broadcast center. Through world-class video encoding technology, Harmonic’s Electra™ X2 solution delivers crystal-clear video quality to SKY Brasil subscribers at the lowest possible bitrates.

“Our video delivery needs are growing. When we moved into our new broadcast facility, we needed to partner with a technology provider that would not only simplify our workflow but also guarantee exceptional video quality,” said Luis Otavio Marchezetti, engineering vice president at SKY Brasil. “Beyond meeting those requirements, Harmonic provides unparalleled local support. Ultimately, this helps us deliver the very best television experience to customers.”

Digital TV Research predicts that satellite TV revenues in Latin America will continue to grow in the coming years. Harmonic’s solution enables SKY Brasil to be a major stakeholder in the market and capitalize on revenue opportunities by differentiating itself through better video quality. Harmonic’s scalable headend solution supports encoding in SD and HD formats and MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC and HEVC video codecs as well as statistical multiplexing for the ultimate flexibility, operational efficiency and pristine video delivery over satellite networks. Built with rock-solid reliability in mind, Harmonic’s solution ensures that system downtime is not an issue for SKY Brasil.

“SKY Brasil is a strong force in the DTH satellite market and an innovative operator in terms of system design and architecture, with demanding video quality expectations,” said Alvaro Martin, vice president of sales, LATAM, at Harmonic. “Whether its broadcast, cable, satellite, OTT or IPTV delivery, Harmonic offers the most bandwidth-efficient and pure video quality solutions on the market, helping operators like SKY Brasil increase subscriber satisfaction with their service offering.”

Harmonic will showcase its market-leading family of media processing solutions and the latest video innovations at IBC2017, stand 1.B20, Sept. 15-19 in Amsterdam.