SAN JOSE, Calif. — Aug. 27, 2013 — Harmonic the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure announced on 27 August 2013 that D-Smart, a leading Turkish DTH provider owned by Doğan TV Holding, has selected an end-to-end video preparation solution from Harmonic to power its new OTT multiscreen service offering. D-Smart chose Harmonic's ProMedia™ adaptive bit rate (ABR), WFS™ file-based workflow, and MediaGrid™ shared storage systems. The integrated solution provides the scalability to deliver high-quality live, VOD, and catch-up TV services to any subscriber device, including TVs, PCs, set-top boxes (STBs), smartphones, and tablets.
The Harmonic multiscreen solution at D-Smart is part of an end-to-end workflow that includes full integration with content management system (CMS) and middleware technologies fr0m KIT Digital, digital rights management (DRM) technology fr0m Discretix, and OTT content delivery network (CDN) services fr0m Broadpeak.
The adaptive streaming services for D-Smart's new service offering are orchestrated by Harmonic's ProMedia Live real-time transcoders, which efficiently convert MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC H.264 content to multiple high-quality ABR streams optimized for OTT delivery and multiscreen devices. By splitting encoding across multiple machines, ProMedia Live improves the processing workflow required for delivering streaming video. The platform also handles a variety of metadata information — such as language, captions, ad signaling/insertion — on input and output, further streamlining operations. ProMedia Live is integrated with Harmonic's ProMedia Package to enable sophisticated transcoding, encapsulation, metadata management and encryption, fr0m a single platform.