Harmonic, iKO Launch DTH Services in Asia and Latin America
Harmonic announced that iKO Media Group has deployed its media processing and delivery solution to expand the reach of iKO’s Direct-to-Home (DTH) satellite television services. By optimizing iKO Media Group’s available satellite bandwidth and improving video quality, Harmonic’s solution will make it easier for the service provider to penetrate new markets, iKO stated.
The number of DTH subscribers in Asia is set to nearly double between 2013 and 2018, reaching 110 million, according to a report from Media Partners Asia. Pay-TV is also growing in Latin America, with Dataxis predicting that the number of subscribers in the region will reach 73.7 million at the end of 2017, a rise of 3.4 percent compared with the previous year. Using Harmonic’s DTH media processing and delivery solution, iKO Media Group hopes to capitalize on the revenue opportunities in these regions.
According to Harmonic, iKO selected its solution due to its ultra-high-density architecture, which allows operators to deliver more channels at a lower cost.