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Forthnet Deploys Zenterio OS on Legacy and Next-Generation Set-Top Boxes Posted: 12/09/2017
Zenterio, a leading television and multiscreen solutions provider, announced today that Forthnet, the largest entertainment and communications provider in Greece, has deployed Zenterio OS on set-top boxes (STBs) for its satellite pay-TV offering. Thanks to the flexible, modular design of Zenterio OS, Forthnet successfully added OTT services, VOD content, and a USB DVB-T dongle to its legacy STBs, while retaining the look and feel of the existing user interface. More than 650,000 already deployed STBs have now been upgraded to Zenterio OS, and the software has also been added to next-generation STBs delivered to new subscribers.
Tags: Forthnet | Zenterio OS | Zenterio | Next-Generation Set-Top Boxes | Harmonizes the User Experience | Saving Pay-TV Operators | CAPEX | OPEX | IBC2017 | IBC 2017 | IBC 2017
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Forthnet Improves Satellite Bandwidth Efficiency, Video Quality, and Reduces TCO With Integrated Harmonic Solution Posted: 04/03/2015
Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, today announced that Forthnet, the company that owns Nova, the largest pay-TV satellite platform in Greece, has chosen a high-end compression headend with video analytics from Harmonic to support its direct-to-home (DTH) SD/HD service. The integrated solution was installed by Harmonic's local channel partner and system integrator OmniWave. Using Harmonic's high-density, scalable video infrastructure solutions, Nova has successfully increased bandwidth efficiency, improved video quality, and lowered operating expenses. Relying on a mix of MPEG-2 and MPEG-4, as well as DVB-S2 technologies, the Harmonic solution gives Nova a competitive edge in the satellite DTH market and increases customer satisfaction.
Tags: Forthnet | Harmonic | Nova
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Nova Builds High-Volume HD Channel Playout on Harmonic Video Delivery Infrastructure Posted: 05/09/2013

Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, today announced that Nova, the largest 3play provider and pay-tv operator in Greece, has selected Harmonic storage and playout server systems to enable its transition to reliable, streamlined HD ingest and playout. Installed at Nova premises in Athens, the Harmonic equipment forms the heart of playout operations and supports 36 HD playout channels, the largest number of channels originated from any broadcast or media facility in Greece.

Tags: Harmonic | Nova | Forthnet | IBC 2013 | IBC 2013
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T-VIPS Equips Forthnets New HD Video Transmission Service Posted: 27/09/2011

T-VIPS, a global leader in professional video contribution and distribution solutions, today announced that its TVG450 JPEG2000 Gateway solution has been chosen by Forthnet, the largest private broadband and satellite service provider in Greece. The system delivers high quality IP transport solutions and will be used for the implementation of Forthnets new business service; TV Circuits On Demand. Forthnets new service will transfer video content from stadiums or any other fixed locations across the country over its FO network to the Nova media center in Athens. Nova is a Forthnet owned satellite and terrestrial broadcaster. Forthnet will also be using T-VIPS Connect to manage the contribution network. The solution was delivered in close cooperation with T-VIPS Greek Partner OmniWave Ltd and was chosen after extensive field trials.

Tags: T-VIPS | video transport | compression | JPEG2000 | football | Greek Football League | Forthnet | IP video
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