Belgian win for Harmonic

ANGA exhibitor Harmonic (Stand S10) is supplying equipment to support Belgian telecom operator Alpha Networks’s Billi IPTV and OTT services.

Alpha is using Harmonic’s video processing, server, and storage solutions to support the services as well as hosted offerings for international operators. The company is delivering services to multiple viewing devices, including connected TVs, PCs, tablets, and smartphones.

For live IPTV encoding, Alpha is using Harmonic’s ProStream 1000 with ACE high-density stream processers to transcode up to 60 SD or 20 HD broadcast services per RU. ProMedia Live carrier-grade transcoding and ProMedia Package adaptive streaming preparation systems transcode and package multiple H.264 video streams for adaptive bitrate delivery of live multiscreen OTT content. VOD content is delivered using Harmonic’s ProMedia Carbon file-based transcoding solution, an Omneon MediaGrid shared storage system and a ProMedia Origin HTTP streaming video server.

“The key to launching competitive multiscreen services was figuring out an efficient way to deliver live IPTV services to set-top boxes, as well as live and video-on-demand services to tablets, smartphones, and PCs, using OTT technologies,” said Guillaume Devezeaux, chief operating officer, Alpha Networks. “Through a single, integrated architecture, Harmonic’s range of solutions delivers a richer multimedia experience to subscribers, while lowering our operating and capital expenses.”