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CyBC chooses Harmonic for Cypriot DTT

Video equipment supplier Harmonic has announced that Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (CyBC), the public broadcaster of the Republic of Cyprus, has selected its IP-based digital terrestrial transmission technologies and related services to support its rollout of DTT.

CyBC’s new DVB-T headend is located in Nicosia, and the digital service—featuring four DTT TV and radio channels—will be carried over a microwave transmission network to mountain top sites and then broadcast via DVB-T signals to viewers. The broadcaster has deployed a range of Harmonic video processing solutions, including Electra 5400 SD and 7000 HD AVC encoders, ProStream 1000 stream processors with DiviTrack IP distributed statistical multiplexing, ProView 7000 integrated receiver/decoders and NMX Digital Service Manager.

Separately, Harmonic’s Electra 8000 multi-channel HD/SD universal encoder and ProStream 4000 real-time multi-screen transcoder have completed compliance testing for the Microsoft Mediaroom IPTV platform. Microsoft administered the test for both systems as part of the Microsoft Mediaroom Interoperability and Qualification Lab program, which is intended to enable the ongoing interoperability and compliance of headend equipment used in deployments of Microsoft Mediaroom.