Harmonic, the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, today announced that Virgin Media, the United Kingdom's leading provider of cable television, broadband, phone, and mobile services, has deployed Harmonic's ProMedia(TM) family of integrated software solutions to power an innovative new multiscreen service called Virgin TV Anywhere. Harmonic's real-time multiscreen video processing and encoding technology enables Virgin TV Anywhere customers to watch up to 45 live TV channels on a wide range of devices, including TVs, PCs, smartphones, and tablets. Leveraging Virgin Media's powerful new infrastructure, customers can also manage recorded programs and control TiVo® set-top boxes through a state-of-the-art Virgin TV Anywhere app.
Neil Drennan, director of TV engineering at Virgin Media said, "The world of digital entertainment is moving fast and consumers are always looking for compelling ways to take advantage of the connectivity built into today's gadgets. Harmonic's ProMedia software solution optimizes our multiscreen operational workflow, helping us put fantastic entertainment at our customers' fingertips."
"Harmonic has been Virgin Media's go-to technology partner for a variety of high-profile television events and services over the years. With this latest installation, we're excited to bring cutting-edge multiscreen services to subscribers in the U.K.," said Ian Graham, vice president of sales, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, Harmonic. "Based on its integration, flexibility, and scalability, Harmonic's award-winning ProMedia Suite is the industry's trusted solution for high-quality multiscreen production and delivery."
Virgin Media's operations center also features existing Harmonic infrastructure solutions that seamlessly work alongside the new ProMedia Suite and NMX systems, including Electra(TM) 8000 encoders, ProStream® 1000 multiplexers, and NSG(TM) 9000 edgeQAMs for increased efficiency, reliability, and scalability.