CANALSAT expands ADSL video lineup with Harmonic encoders

CANALSAT, part of the Canal+ Group and a fully owned subsidiary of Vivendi, has expanded its ADSL video service with MPEG-4 AVC (H.264)-based digital video solutions from Harmonic.

The DiviCom Electra 7000 HD and Electra 5400 SD high-density encoders enable CANALSAT to provide viewers with quality video at ultra-low bit rates. Using the Harmonic solution, CANALSAT can enhance its service portfolio to meet increasing demand for HD programming, expand its SD channel lineup and increase the number of households that have access to its ADSL video service.

The CANAL+ Group distributes more than 300 TV channels to viewers in France via multiple platforms, including digital terrestrial television, direct-to-home satellite, ADSL and mobile phone subscription services.

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