TalkTalk expands IPTV with Harmonic

Harmonic, a specialist in video delivery infrastructure, has announced that TalkTalk, the UK telco, has chosen an integrated headend solution from Harmonic to help deliver its IPTV services. Utilising Harmonic’s Electra 9200 universal multiservice encoder and ProStream 9100 with ACE stream processor and transcoder, which feature a highly dense and scalable architecture, TalkTalk can cost-effectively deliver high-quality live and VoD content and an increased channel line-up to subscribers’ set-top boxes.

“YouView from TalkTalk is Britain’s fastest growing TV service. To deliver our growing range of content to more than a million subscribers, we needed an IPTV headend solution that would increase our encoding efficiency and support future growth,” said Naresh Raj, broadcast systems team leader at TalkTalk Group. “Harmonic’s integrated video processing solutions provide outstanding video quality while lowering our capital and operating expenses through density and scalability. Relying on a unified headend from Harmonic, we have the flexibility to support additional subscribers and add more channels as our market requirements change.”

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