Satnews Daily
September 16th, 2017

Broadcast and OTT Services from Harmonic Present at IBC2017

Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) has announced that iKO Media Group, an end-to-end media service partner for broadcasters and content owners, has deployed a comprehensive media processing and delivery solution from Harmonic to expand the reach of its 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.


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. PayTV 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 can capitalize on the revenue opportunities in these regions.

At the heart of the solution is Harmonic's market-leading Electra™ X2 software-based media processor; ProStream® 9100 with ACE® high-density stream processor and transcoder; ProView™ 7100 integrated receiver-decoder; and NMX™ Digital Service Manager.

Harmonic will showcase a comprehensive range of innovative solutions for broadcast and OTT services at IBC in Amsterdam, Sept. 15-19, on stand 1.B20.

According to Yaniv Maman, the CTO at iKO Media Group, the company's goal has always been to meet the specific budgets and requirements of our customers without compromising on quality of service. For this purpose, it is vital for a boutique service provider such as iKO to work with only the best partners in the industry. Harmonic was the clear winner in terms of delivering bandwidth efficiency, exceptional video quality and deployment expertise.

Ian Graham, VP of sales, EMEA and LATAM, at Harmonic, added that Harmonic's software-based media processing solutions feature an ultra-high-density architecture that enables operators to deliver more channels with less equipment, making this an excellent CAPEX investment for iKO Media Group.