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Apr 17

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Sunnyvale, Calif. — April 17, 2009 — Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ: HLIT) today introduced the ProView™ 7000 integrated receiver and stream processing platform — the world's first solution to combine a scalable video receiver, DVB descrambler, multiformat decoder and MPEG stream processor in a single rack unit. The versatile and modular ProView 7000 paves the way for content providers, broadcasters, cable MSOs and telco operators to cost-effectively deploy today's most advanced distribution and contribution applications.

"We are seeing positive results from the addition of Scopus Video Networks' technologies to Harmonic's family of solutions, as evidenced by the introduction of the ProView 7000," said Nimrod Ben-Natan, vice president of product marketing, solutions and strategy for Harmonic Inc. "With its flexibility and multi-functional capabilities, this platform fits right in with Harmonic's philosophy of helping operators maximize their return on investment with IP-based solutions from satellite reception all the way to end-user delivery."

Based on industry-leading Scopus integrated receiver/decoder (IRD) technology, the ProView 7000 is an outstanding solution for a large spectrum of content reception applications, including:

• Contribution and distribution applications: The ProView 7000 integrates seamlessly with Harmonic's contribution encoders to provide a low-delay link that is ideal for newsgathering applications.

• Re-encoding applications: The ProView 7000 decodes all formats and standards including MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) in both standard and high definition, giving operators of DBS and IPTV networks maximum flexibility in their choice of content compression formats.

• Digital turnaround: Cable operators can significantly reduce operating expenses by descrambling multiple programs within a single compact unit.

• All-IP headends: The ProView 7000 can act as a receiver to descramble and transmit DVB-S2 satellite signals to Harmonic's FLEX™ decoder blade for seamless encoding and enables the deployment of or migration to all-IP headend solutions. The entire video delivery infrastructure is easily managed and controlled using Harmonic's NMX Digital Service Manager™.

"By integrating transport stream descrambling, re-multiplexing and the ability to decode all formats and standards, the ProView 7000 helps service providers implement a scalable infrastructure that simplifies their operations and cuts capital and operating costs," said Yaniv Sibony, product marketing manager for Harmonic.

The new ProView 7000 platform will make its debut at the 2009 NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 20-23, in Harmonic's booth, #SU7209.

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About Harmonic Inc.

Harmonic Inc. is a leading provider of versatile and high performance video solutions that enable service providers to efficiently deliver the next generation of broadcast and on-demand services including high definition, video-on-demand, network personal video recording and time-shifted TV. Cable, satellite, broadcast and telecom service providers can increase revenues and lower operational expenditures by using Harmonic's digital video, broadband optical access and software solutions to offer consumers the compelling and personalized viewing experience that is driving the business models of the future.

Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California with R&D, sales and system integration centers worldwide. The Company's customers, including many of the world's largest communications providers, deliver services in virtually every country. Visit www.harmonicinc.com for more information.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27(A) of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21(E) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including statements related to: paving the way for content providers, broadcasters, cable MSOs and telco operators to cost-effectively deploy today's most advanced distribution and contribution applications, and helping service providers implement a scalable infrastructure that simplifies their operations and cuts capital and operating costs.

Our expectations and beliefs regarding these matters and the benefits expected from the ProView 7000 integrated receiver and stream processing platform may not materialize, and actual results could differ materially from those projected. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are also subject to other risks and uncertainties, including those more fully described in Harmonic's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its recent Reports filed on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q. Harmonic does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements.

EDITOR'S NOTE – Product and company names used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

ENDS

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