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Foxtel Expands Ultra HD Services with Harmonic Posted: 12/03/2020
Foxtel Expands Ultra HD Services with Harmonic

Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced that Foxtel, a leading subscription-TV provider in Australia, has deployed Harmonic's software-based Electra® XOS live video processor to increase efficiencies in its Ultra HD service offering. Utilizing the AI-powered Electra XOS solution, Foxtel is able to deliver additional Ultra HD programming using the same fixed bandwidth capacity.

"Video delivery technologies have evolved tremendously over the past few years, enabling even greater efficiencies," said Darren Windus, distribution systems manager at Foxtel. "As a longstanding Harmonic customer, transitioning to the Electra XOS solution allows us to take advantage of advanced technologies, such as AI, and as a result deliver richer Ultra HD content with amazing quality at low bitrates."

Harmonic's Electra XOS solution, part of Harmonic's market-leading Electra family, brings together industry-leading expertise in video algorithms and the latest in AI innovation to deliver exceptional video quality when bandwidth is limited. The solution supports streaming and broadcast formats, HDR processing, uncompressed and compressed IP inputs, and integrated packaging to simplify live video workflows. The software-based Electra XOS platform allows for continual updates with the latest technology advancements, ensuring that Foxtel stays ahead of the curve.

"Today's viewers expect to watch Ultra HD channels, especially for live sports. But delivering higher resolution content can put a significant strain on the operators' network capacity," said Tony Berthaud, vice president of sales and video services, APAC, at Harmonic. "Foxtel trusted Harmonic's expertise in high-efficiency encoding to simplify the launch of its Ultra HD programming. This successful deployment at Foxtel is a clear demonstration of the world-class video quality, optimized bandwidth and system reliability that the Electra XOS solution provides."

 

 

 

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Foxtel Chooses Harmonic to Power First 4K UHD Service in Australia Posted: 09/10/2018
Foxtel Chooses Harmonic to Power First 4K UHD Service in Australia
Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced that Foxtel, an Australian pay-TV operator with cable, direct broadcast satellite and IPTV streaming services, has launched the first 4K UHD offering in the country using a Harmonic software-based UHD solution. Harmonic's solution maximizes workflow efficiencies and ensures exceptional video quality at low bitrates for Foxtel's next-generation television services.
Tags: Foxtel | Harmonic | First 4K UHD Service | Australia
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DTC Broadcast AEON 4K transmitter deployed for first live 4K test in Australia Posted: 11/09/2018
DTC Broadcast AEON 4K transmitter deployed for Australia and rsquo;s first live 4K test

NEP Australia, which provides outsourced technical production solutions to sports, entertainment, live shows and outside broadcast events, has purchased an additional four DTC AEON RF systems to expand its existing ultra high definition (UHD-4K) inventory.

Tags: DTC | Domo Tactical Communicationss | NEP Austrailia | IBC | technical production solutions | outside broadcast events | DTC AEON RF | Ultra High Definition | UHD-4K | FOXTEL | FOX SPORT | mobile production | Transmitter | AV Group Technologies | AEON-CC | IBC 2018 | IBC 2018
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Foxtel Upgrades Pay-TV Video Platform Based on Thomson Video Networks Industry-Leading ViBE EM4000 HD SD Encoder Posted: 02/10/2014
Foxtel Upgrades Pay-TV Video Platform Based on Thomson Video Networks Industry-Leading ViBE EM4000 HD SD Encoder
Thomson Video Networks today announced that leading Australian pay-TV provider Foxtel is upgrading its direct-to-home (DTH) video platform with the latest generation of the ViBE(TM) EM4000 premium HD/SD encoder. In addition, Foxtel has installed updates of Thomson Video Networks' NetProcessor 9040 multiplexer and video processor, Amethyst redundancy switch, and XMS network management system. 
Tags: Thomson Video Networks | Foxtel | ViBE | EM4000 | Encoder
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Australias Leading Pay TV Provider Expands Pilat Media Installation With IBMS Rights Posted: 24/05/2012
Australias Leading Pay TV Provider Expands Pilat Media Installation With IBMS Rights
Pilat Media Global plc (AIM: PGB), a leading supplier of business management software to the media industry, today announced that Australian pay television provider FOXTEL is expanding its deployment of Pilat Media's Integrated Broadcast Management System (IBMS) with the addition of IBMS Rights. IBMS Rights will provide FOXTEL with a centralized tool for managing the rights for each piece of content to be delivered to multiple platforms and devices.
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