OSN selects Harmonic

Harmonic has confirmed that OSN (Orbit Showtime Network), the leading DTH satellite provider serving the Middle East, has deployed Harmonic's digital headend solutions to power its recently launched HD video service, the first MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) HD service being delivered to multiple countries in the region. OSN selected Harmonic's Electra 8000 multi-channel universal encoder to deliver the new HD service, as well as for an upgrade of its existing standard definition channel line-up from MPEG-2 to MPEG-4. As part of the network upgrade, OSN also implemented Harmonic's ProStream 1000 to monitor and control the entire video service.