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Harmonic: FIC installs turnkey playout solution

FOX International Channels (FIC) Philippines has installed a turnkey playout solution from Harmonic to enable streamlined and cost-effective media storage, channel branding, and origination of HD and SD channels. The complete solution features a Harmonic Spectrum MediaDeck integrated media server system, equipped with Spectrum ChannelPort integrated channel playout, Harmonic MediaGrid shared storage systems, ProView 7100 integrated receiver-decoders (IRD), Electra 9200 multiservice encoders, and ProStream 9100 high-density stream processors.

“With its rich portfolio of media storage and processing products, only Harmonic was able to provide a complete and readily scalable solution for playout of FOX International Channels here in the Philippines,” said Jude Turcuato, SVP and general manager of FOX International Channels Philippines. “Particularly valuable to our operations was the smooth integration of the ChannelPort system with our existing automation system, which made it easy for us to realize the functionality needed to deliver quality branded broadcasts to our customers.”

“The Harmonic video delivery solution deployed at FIC Philippines serves as a successful model for how similar broadcast facilities can quickly and affordably bring compelling branded channels to air,” said Eric Mok, regional sales manager at Harmonic. “Because expansion of the system is straightforward, users such as FIC Philippines can grow in accordance with business drivers and strategy.”