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D-Smart chooses Harmonic for OTT service

Turkish pay TV provider D-Smart has chosen Harmonic to provide technology to support its OTT multiscreen offering.

Doğan TV Holding-owned D-Smart chose Harmonic’s ProMedia adaptive bit-rate WFS file-based workflow and MediaGrid shared storage systems.

The technology provided by Harmonic enables D-Smart to deliver live, on-demand and catch-up content to devices including TVs, PCs, set-top boxes, smartphones and tablets.

Other technology partners for the service include KIT Digital, which is providing the content management system, Discretix, which provides DRM, and Broadpeak, which has supplied CDN infrastructure.

“Prior to this deployment, our customers were able to watch linear TV from set-top boxes. In order to expand upon our service offering, we needed an integrated comprehensive video preparation solution,” said Erdoğan Şimşek, DTH platform director at D-Smart. “Harmonic provided us with a complete package for encoding, packaging, recording, and playout, making it possible to stream live, VOD, and catch-up TV content to a wide range of devices, efficiently and cost-effectively. Thanks to the intensity and exceptional level of customer support that Harmonic brought to the project, this OTT deployment was a complete success from start to finish.”