Telekom Austria chooses Harmonic for DTH service

Telekom Austria has chosen Harmonic to provide video processing and management for its new DTH white label platform, unveiled at IBC.

Telekom Austria Group has launched its new DTH platform on Harmonic’s ProStream 9100 with ACE stream processors and transcoders, SMD 9200 DVBS-S2 modulators, and its NMX Digital Service Manager.

Installation of the system was performed by system integrator Normann Engineering.

The DTH platform uplinks TV signals to the Eutelsat satellite on 16° East for broadcasting primarily to central and eastern Europe.

“The Telekom Austria Group has a long tradition as a provider of satellite services and we are active as a TV provider for both IPTV and cable services,” said Stefan Amon, head of wholesale at Telekom Austria Group. “By leveraging our existing infrastructure and expertise along with best-of-breed processing technology from Harmonic, we are bringing convergence to a new level. Working with proven and reliable equipment that meets our high standards, we assure a high level of signal quality for our own satellite-delivered services, as well as those we enable for other broadcasters, IPTV, cable TV, and network operators.”