Advanced Television

SKY Italia deploys Harmonic solution

May 28, 2008

Harmonic has revealed that SKY Italia, a wholly owned subsidiary of News Corp, has deployed Harmonic's compression and IP-based statistical multiplexing solutions for its direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service. Serving 4.5 million subscribers, SKY Italia is Italy’s leading payTV operator and the fifth largest satellite provider worldwide. The new headend architecture encompasses Harmonic’s DiviCom Electra 1000 standard definition (SD) MPEG-2 encoders, the ProStream stream processing platform with DiviTrackIP distributed statistical multiplexing, and NMX Digital Service Manager.

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