Dubai-based digital media company Intigral has deployed a Harmonic headend solution to support its IPTV and OTT multiscreen services. Harmonic's integrated solution allows Intigral to cost-effectively prepare and deliver high-quality live and VoD content to regional telecommunications operators for viewing on TVs, PCs, smartphones, and tablets.
"Our telecommunications customers are committed to delivering a superior subscriber experience. To meet the demand for IPTV and OTT multiscreen services, we needed a flexible, integrated headend solution that could scale up to support additional channels and value-added services," said Tony Saab, general manager at Intigral. "Through broad format support and a high-density, scalable architecture, Harmonic's multiscreen solutions allow us to provide high-quality live and VoD content on any screen."
Intigral is using Harmonic's ProMedia Live realtime transcoders to convert baseband SD and HD MPEG-2/MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) content into multiple streams optimised for OTT multiscreen delivery.
VoD content for Intigral's OTT multiscreen services is powered by Harmonic's ProMedia Carbon file-based transcoders. ProMedia Carbon performs transcoding of high-quality SD and HD video content from a file-based architecture that can easily be scaled in the future. This Harmonic solution also supports a massive array of acquisition, editing, broadcast, web, and mobile formats to enable the distribution of high-quality HD content on any screen.
"Harmonic offers the most complete solution for IPTV and OTT multiscreen, making it easy for digital media companies like Intigral to deliver video content to an ever-increasing number of connected devices," said Jean-Pierre Mace, regional sales director and managing director, Dubai office, at Harmonic. "Harnessing the flexibility, scalability, and versatility of an integrated video infrastructure solution from Harmonic, Intigral can cost-effectively distribute live and VOD content with an amazing picture quality."
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