OSN chooses Harmonic for HD launch

Video equipment supplier Harmonic has announced that OSN, the new name for Middle Eastern pay-TV operator Orbit Showtime, has deployed its digital headend solutions.

OSN selected Harmonic’s Electra 8000 multi-channel universal encoder, to deliver a new HD service, as well as for an upgrade of its existing standard definition channel lineup from MPEG-2 to MPEG-4. As part of the network upgrade, OSN also implemented Harmonic’s ProStream 1000 stream processing platform for bulk scrambling and descrambling, and to monitor and control the entire video service.