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ViewSat chooses Harmonic headend

UK satellite service provider ViewSat has installed a digital video headend from Harmonic to deliver DTH services to subscribers in Africa and the Middle East.

ViewSat is using Harmonic’s Electra MPEG-2 multichannel encoding and ProStream with ACE real-time stream processing and transcoding platforms.

“In deploying a new digital video headend, our goal was to find a solution that would optimise bandwidth while ensuring a high quality of experience for our customers,” said Awaes Jaswal, CEO, ViewSat. “Harmonic’s high-density and scalable video processing solutions will enable us to efficiently add new channels and services in the future to support our growing subscriber base, all while maintaining superior video quality.”