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Kartina TV taps Harmonic for OTT delivery

Kartina TVKartina TV, a German-based service provider targeting Russian-speakers around the world, has partnered with Harmonic for over-the-top (OTT) content delivery.

Kartina TV has deployed Harmonic’s Electra XVM virtualized media processor for OTT multiscreen delivery. Using this media processing platform, for real-time HEVC encoding, Kartina TV can deliver 150 SD and 30 HD channels to subscribers on a variety of devices.

“Currently, Kartina TV offers over 150 channels from countries located around the former Soviet Union, more than 2,000 on-demand movies and a large selection of HD channels,” said Dimitri Dietrich, chief technology officer, Kartina TV.

“As we expand our OTT multiscreen offering, bandwidth efficiency, video quality and flexibility are key. When tested against a variety of other solutions on the market, Harmonic’s Electra XVM virtualised media processor provided superior video quality, higher density and less power consumption.”