Nilesat Adds Harmonic for Playout

Nilesat, a satellite operator and broadcast service center in the Middle East and North Africa, has deployed a multichannel automated playout system from Harmonic.

"Due to the massive amount of content that Nilesat delivers, automating the playout workflow is essential from an efficiency perspective," said Ian Graham, vp sales, EMEA and LATAM, Harmonic. "They chose Harmonic solutions based on our reputation in the market for reliability and after-sales support reinforced by an extensive reference list. Moreover, by engaging with Nilesat on system design, requirements and operations, we earned their trust as a technology partner, and outshone the competitors. With Harmonic's integrated playout system at the heart of their workflow, they can bring new channels to air faster than the competition."

The Harmonic solution consists of Spectrum MediaCenter servers, MediaGrid shared storage, a ProMedia® Carbon file-based transcoder and Polaris Elite playout automation system based on Pebble Beach Systems' automation platform. 

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