Deborah D. McAdams /
08.28.2013 02:34 PM
Harmonic Powers OTT Multiscreen Service for Turkish DTH Provider D-Smart
Incorporate ProMedia and MediaGrid
SAN JOSE, CALIF. — Harmonic
announced that D-Smart, a Turkish DTH provider owned by Doğan TV Holding, has
selected an end-to-end video preparation solution from Harmonic to power its
new OTT multiscreen service offering. D-Smart chose Harmonic’s ProMedia
adaptive bit rate, file-based workflow and MediaGrid shared storage systems.
The integrated solution provides the scalability to deliver live,
VOD, and catch-up TV services to any subscriber device, including TVs, PCs,
set-top boxes, smartphones, and tablets.
The Harmonic multiscreen solution at D-Smart is part of an end-to-end workflow
that includes full integration with content management system and
middleware technologies from Kit Digital, digital rights management
technology from Discretix, and OTT content delivery network services from
The adaptive streaming services for D-Smart’s new service offering are
orchestrated by Harmonic’s ProMedia Live real-time transcoders, which
efficiently convert MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC H.264 content to multiple
high-quality ABR streams optimized for OTT delivery and multiscreen devices. By
splitting encoding across multiple machines, ProMedia Live improves the
processing workflow required for delivering streaming video. The platform also
handles a variety of metadata information — such as language,
captions, ad signaling/insertion—on input and output, further
streamlining operations. ProMedia Live is integrated with Harmonic’s ProMedia
Package to enable sophisticated transcoding, encapsulation, metadata management
and encryption, from a single platform.
D-Smart’s VOD services are powered by Harmonic’s ProMedia Carbon and ProMedia
Xpress file-based transcoders. ProMedia Carbon provides a range of critical
operations including SD/HD conversion, PAL/NTSC conversion, logo insertion,
color space conversion, color correction, and closed-captions extraction.
Employing Harmonic’s MicroGrid parallel-processing software
technology, ProMedia Xpress enables faster-than-real-time transcoding and
packaging of broadcast-quality SD and HD video for multiscreen VOD
applications. ProMedia Carbon and ProMedia Xpress are controlled by Harmonic’s
file-based WFS, which provides automated processing of high-volume transcoding
tasks, failover support, job distribution management, job prioritization, load
balancing, FTP transfer, status monitoring, and job notification.
Harmonic’s ProMedia Origin and MediaGrid scalable shared storage optimize the
delivery of D-Smart’s OTT multiscreen VOD and catch-up TV services leveraging a
range of protocols, including Apple HLS,
Adobe HDS, and Microsoft Smooth Streaming. Tight integration between
Origin and MediaGrid enable D-Smart to independently scale storage capacity,
bandwidth, and streaming capability.