Belgian telecom operator Alpha Networks has launched its Billi IPTV and OTT services, as well as hosted service offerings for international operators, based on a full complement of Harmonic video processing, server and storage systems.
Using an integrated, unified framework, Harmonic's video platforms allow Alpha Networks to deliver high-quality HD video services to multiple viewing devices, including connected TVs, PCs, tablets and smartphones.
Alpha Networks' headend relies on a combination of Harmonic's video processing systems to manage IPTV and OTT applications and deliver high-quality SD and HD, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) video with a reduced footprint.
For live IPTV encoding, ProStream 1000 with ACE high-density stream processors transcode up to 60 SD or 20 HD broadcast services per RU — while reducing Alpha Networks' energy costs with no more than 10W per channel. ProMedia Live carrier-grade transcoding and ProMedia Package adaptive streaming preparation systems transcode and package multiple H.264 video streams for adaptive bit rate delivery of live multiscreen OTT content.