Harmonic Powers New Broadcast Center for Sky Brasil

Rendition of Sky Brasil's new broadcast center. Photo: Sky Brasil.

Rendition of Sky Brasil’s new broadcast center. Photo: Sky Brasil.

Harmonic announced that Direct-to-Home (DTH) satellite operator Sky Brasil has deployed a Harmonic software-based video processing solution, Electra X2, to deliver linear High Definition (HD) and Standard Definition (SD) channels in its new broadcast center.

Harmonic’s scalable headend solution supports encoding in SD and HD formats and MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC and High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) codecs as well as statistical multiplexing for flexibility, operational efficiency and pristine video delivery over satellite networks. Harmonic stated the focus of its solution is rock-solid reliability, to ensure system downtime is not an issue for Sky Brasil.

“Our video delivery needs are growing. When we moved into our new broadcast facility, we needed to partner with a technology provider that would not only simplify our workflow but also guarantee exceptional video quality,” said Luis Otavio Marchezetti, engineering vice president at Sky Brasil.

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