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August 26th, 2017

SKY Brasil Deploys Harmonic's Electra X2 Solution

DTH satellite operator SKY Brasil has deployed a Harmonic software-based video processing solution to deliver linear HD and SD channels in its new broadcast center.

Through video encoding technology, Harmonic's Electra X2 solution delivers clear video quality to SKY Brasil subscribers at the lowest possible bitrates.

Digital TV Research predicts that satellite TV revenues in Latin America will continue to grow in the coming years. Harmonic's solution enables SKY Brasil to be a major stakeholder in the market and capitalize on revenue opportunities by differentiating itself through better video quality. Harmonic's scalable headend solution supports encoding in SD and HD formats and MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC and HEVC video codecs as well as statistical multiplexing for the flexibility, operational efficiency and pristine video delivery over satellite networks. Built with reliability in mind, Harmonic's solution ensures that system downtime is not an issue for SKY Brasil.

Alvaro Martin, VP of Sales, LATAM, at Harmonic, stated that SKY Brasil is a strong force in the DTH satellite market and an innovative operator in terms of system design and architecture, with demanding video quality expectations. Whether its broadcast, satellite, cable, OTT or IPTV delivery, Harmonic offers the most bandwidth-efficient and pure video quality solutions on the market, helping operators like SKY Brasil increase subscriber satisfaction with their service offering."

Harmonic will showcase its market-leading family of media processing solutions and the latest video innovations at IBC2017.