Harmonic powers Virgin’s Olympics coverage

Virgin Media has selected a complete range of Harmonic video processing solutions to power its HD channel delivery in the UK, including HD coverage of the 2012 London Olympics from the BBC. Utilising a combination of Harmonic’s advanced Electra 8000 universal encoders, ProStream 1000 Multiplexer, NMX Digital Service Manager, and Iris advanced video analytics software suite, Virgin Media will deliver 24 high-quality HD BBC Olympic Channels dedicated solely to Olympic Games coverage, providing viewers with unparalleled video quality during the world’s largest sporting event.

Neil Drennan, director of TV Engineering at Virgin Media said, “With a full range of live channels in HD from the BBC, Virgin Media customers will be spoiled with a superb viewer experience for the London Olympics. Harmonic is delivering a range of high-density video systems with outstanding video quality and, thanks to Harmonic’s high-performance yet bandwidth-saving encoding and management software solutions, our TV customers can now watch even more live sports coverage in breathtaking HD quality.”

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