Eutelsat chooses Harmonic

Harmonic headend solution to power DVB, IP, multiscreen service.
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Harmonic has announced that Eutelsat KabelKiosk, the leading provider of ready-to-use TV products and services for network operators in Europe, has deployed an integrated headend solution from Harmonic to power its extended DVB and IP platform and multiscreen service distributed to multiple cable and telco operators throughout Germany. KabelKiosk is operated by Eutelsat Germany, a 100-percent subsidiary of Eutelsat S.A., one of the world's leading satellite operators. Utilizing Harmonic's ultra-dense headend solution, Eutelsat KabelKiosk can efficiently prepare 50 HD and 100 SD channels for IPTV and adaptive bitrate streaming to smartphones, PCs, set-top boxes, and connected TV devices, maximizing the operator's efficiency and cost savings.

"Eutelsat KabelKiosk is constantly increasing the size of its digital service offering to anticipate the needs of our customers," said Martina Rutenbeck, managing director of Eutelsat visAvision GmbH, which operates KabelKiosk. "For this project, it was important that we are able to support a wide range of applications, including live, on-demand services, and start-over TV, on both set-top boxes and multiscreen devices. Harmonic's end-to-end headend solution is extremely dense, making it easy to support a wide range of applications, services, and devices, while also ensuring superior video quality."

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