Maharishi Channel Uses Streambox IP Solution

July 27, 2007
Maharishi Open University is using Streambox SBT3-5100 video transport systems to deliver the Maharishi Channel worldwide using T1/E1 backhaul lines. The solution provides a platform for delivery of both live and recorded programming created by founder Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

"Our goal, reflected through the continuous programming on the Maharishi Channel, is to share the benefits of The Transcendental Meditation program," said Steve Glickman, MOU's director of engineering. "The Streambox video transport system has enabled us to replace all of our expensive satellite backhauls with transport over more affordable T1/E1 circuits. The quality of the pictures delivered by the ACT-L3 codec is impressive."

Streambox compression enables MOU to use just one T1 line to deliver programming and features, such as advanced forward error correction and burst error protection to ensure error free signal delivery to satellite uplink sites.

MOU installed its first SBT3-5100 system at the beginning of 2007 and brought a second system online in April. The 1.5 Mbps backhaul line facilitates video delivery to U.S. viewers by the Galaxy 25 satellite and to viewers in Europe on Hotbird via GlobeCast. A third link on an E1 line is being established.

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