Advanced Television

Harmonic solutions power Zon OTT

May 9, 2012

Harmonic has revealed that Zon, the Portuguese cable and satellite provider, has chosen Harmonic’s portfolio of transcoding solutions as the enabling technology for a range of new multiscreen services being offered on Zon Online. Harmonic ProMedia Carbon file-based transcoders — managed by the Harmonic WFS file-based workflow system — and high-density ProStream 4000 real-time transcoders are now providing ZON subscribers with access to live streaming television, and VoD services on TVs, PCs, tablets, and other IP-connected devices.

“Zon wanted to extend its television experience through an over-the-top media portal, and Harmonic’s transcoding systems provided us with an efficient way to achieve that, without compromising quality,” said Nuno Sanches, product development director, Zon. “Our users can now watch live programming and video on demand on a wide range of devices, having both our award-winning user interface and the same image quality over the Internet and in the traditional cable service.”

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