Korean Telco adopts Harmonic for dual satellite and terrestrial distribution

December 21, 2009

KT, an integrated telecommunications company in Korea, has deployed Harmonic’s Ellipse 1000 contribution encoder, ProView 2900 integrated receiver/decoder (IRD) and network management solution for distribution of primary and backup broadcast channels to over 160 cable operators nationwide.

This deployment enables KT to provide cost-effective and secure satellite distribution with terrestrial IP backup services and deliver additional channels — thereby facilitating robust content contribution and maximizing bandwidth utilization.

The Ellipse 1000 encoder for fixed contribution allows KT to simulcast the same content to both satellite and terrestrial distribution paths, in variable bit-rate (VBR) for satellite distribution and constant bit-rate (CBR) for terrestrial distribution. The Ellipse 1000 also provides KT with full encryption capabilities to secure content for both distribution paths. Additionally, the Ellipse 1000’s advanced encoding technology and bandwidth efficiency gives KT the option to add more channels in the future.

Harmonic’s professional ProView 2900 IRD is a broadcast-quality decoder, decryptor and interface converter that provides MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) SD decoding, advanced transport stream processing, cutting-edge IP processing technologies and a variety of front-ends, including DVB-S2 and MPEG over IP.

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