Al-Baghdadia HD with Harmonic

Harmonic, an expert in video delivery infrastructure, has announced that Al-Baghdadia, an independent Iraqi-owned Arabic-language satellite channel based in Cairo, has selected Harmonic equipment for its Egyptian Media Production City facilities to enable a smooth transition to HD. Supplied by Cairo systems integrator AV Solutions, Harmonic’s market-leading Spectrum media servers, together with the WFS file-based workflow engine and ProMedia Carbon file-based transcoders, give Al-Baghdadia a flexible, reliable, and cost-effective solution for delivering a higher-quality service.

“Al-Baghdadia needed a redundant, reliable, expandable, and future-proof server system that could meet its ingest and playout requirements both today and tomorrow, resulting in a lower total cost of ownership,” said Omar Hussein, broadcast IT manager at AV Solutions. “Only Harmonic’s proven technology fulfills all of these requirements, and as Al-Baghdadia moves into HD, expert service from Harmonic also will be valuable in ensuring a smooth migration.”

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