ARRIS International has announced that AMC Networks – the entertainment company known for its brands AMC, BBC AMERICA, IFC, SundanceTV, and WE tv – has selected the ARRIS ME-7000 and DSR-7400 video compression and transcoding solutions. They will serve as the foundation for AMC Networks’ satellite distribution architecture of the future.
“As a leading creator of high-quality, award-winning content, we’re investing in a new satellite network to showcase our incredible library of content and deliver it to our millions of subscribers,” said Steve Pontillo, EVP & CTO, Technology and Operations, AMC Networks.
“We selected ARRIS to power our network of the future because they have deep technical expertise in this space and an intimate understanding of our operations. Together, we’re able to take advantage of the latest technology to make our existing network more efficient as we transition to delivering tomorrow’s video experiences.” “Our work with AMC Networks extends our global leadership in advanced video network system deployments,” said Dan Whalen, President, Network & Cloud, ARRIS. “This partnership leverages our expertise in integrating the latest bandwidth efficiencies and compression technologies to support AMC Networks’ vision of the future. And, our work together highlights the capabilities of our ME-7000 and DSR-7400 in bridging the gap between today’s networks and the next era of entertainment services.”