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Türksat taps Teleste for headend

Turkish pay TV operator Türksat has tapped Finnish broadband technology specialist Teleste to provide its Luminato digital headend in partnership with the Finnish company’s local reseller.

Telest will provide Türskast with a platform for the delivery of services over cable, OTT TV and IPTV with live content processing.

According to Teleste, one single RU Luminato chassis can host up to 144 QAM channels.

“We look forward to continue our cooperation with Teleste to provide Türksat with the latest headend technology on the market. We are confident that the flexible and compact Luminato platform meets their requirements of rich and reliable content delivery for years to come”, notes Ender Kümüştekin, sales director.

“With the amount of IP traffic increasing by the day, many cable operators are expanding their business by scaling up their networks and DOCSIS-based IP capacity. However, as networks grow, headend sites and hubs – which are usually set in buildings with limited available space –cannot be easily extended or relocated to take care of the increase in installations. This means that operators need to find solutions that can utilize the existing headend space to the maximum. As a digital TV headend with one of the highest densities in the market, Teleste Luminato provides an excellent option for saving space while meeting diverse consumer needs,” said Julius Tikkanen, vice president of video service platforms for Teleste.