The cabler, operating under the brand name Alma TV, is using Harmonic’s software-based Electra X advanced media processing platform to deliver SD, HD and UHD channels across Kazakhstan with increased bandwidth efficiency by leveraging the HEVC video codec. Alma TV will be able to adopt new formats and codecs in the future, including 4K/UHD.
“Our subscribers demand exceptional video quality. So, when it came to finding a solution provider for video delivery, Harmonic was the clear choice based on their extensive deployment experience, technology innovation and competitive pricing,” said Eric Franke, CEO of Almatel Kazakhstan.
“Being able to deliver around 140 SD and HD channels from the same DTH platform improves efficiencies and gives us a competitive edge in the marketplace, attracting new subscribers.”
“Alma TV was smart to launch its DTH platform using the HEVC codec, which provides a 50 percent increase in bandwidth savings compared to MPEG-4,” said Ian Graham, VP of sales, EMEA and LATAM at Harmonic.
“As pay-TV operators around the world look to launch UHD offerings, having a flexible, easily upgradeable media processor like the Electra X platform, with advanced encoding technology, will be key to their success.”