Finnish operator DNA will use Harmonic for OTT

Harmonic ProMedia Carbon
Neal Romanek
June 22nd 2016 at 1:20PM : By Neal Romanek

Finnish telco DNA will use an array of Harmonic solutions to power its live TV and VOD OTT services

Finnish telecommunications operator DNA has deployed an OTT solution from Harmonic for its DNA TV multiscreen service. Systems integration for the service extension was provided by Mediatrade Finland.

Harmonic's multiscreen processing and delivery solutions will enable DNA to deliver live TV channels and VOD content to more than 200,000 subscribers.

DNA is using a range of Harmonic video infrastructure solutions, including Harmonic's WFS file-based workflow engine, ProMedia Carbon file-based transcoder (pictured above), ProMedia Live real-time multiscreen transcoder (below), MediaGrid shared storage system and NMX Digital Service Manager. Combined, they will enable the operator to ingest and convert video content into an array of acquisition, editing, broadcast, web and mobile formats. The Harmonic workflow solutions will offer support for both live and VOD processing, with packaging and origin capabilities through ProMedia Package stream packager and ProMedia X Origin media server.

Harmonic ProMedia Live

A significant player in the OTT market, DNA hopes to capture Western Europe's growing OTT TV and video revenues, which are predicted to reach $13.72 billion in 2020; up from the $894 million recorded in 2010 and the $6.34 billion expected in 2015, according to Digital TV Research.

"In the OTT environment, device types, protocols and formats are constantly evolving. Our goal was to partner with a video infrastructure provider that offers a straightforward approach to OTT preparation and distribution, with flexibility, video quality and efficiency being absolutely critical," said Pekka Jääskeläinen, head of broadband and entertainment services at DNA. "Harmonic is a quality provider that offers a unified solution for OTT multiscreen services. By supporting a broad range of multiscreen applications, with easy software upgrades as they become available, Harmonic enables us to be successful in OTT delivery."

"DNA is a longstanding Harmonic customer. The reason why our video infrastructure solutions are chosen time and time again by leading telco operators is because we offer unparalleled reliability and video quality, along with extensive OTT multiscreen deployment expertise," said Ian Graham, VP of sales, EMEA, at Harmonic. "With an integrated infrastructure solution from Harmonic, operators such as DNA can dramatically extend their reach, providing customers with more channels and better quality content on an ever-growing number of screens."