Orange has upgraded its IPTV and OTT video delivery architecture with a Harmonic live encoding and transcoding platform. Harmonic’s Electra software-based video processing system is at the heart of the new workflow. This unified solution will streamline operations by supporting both IPTV and OTT delivery to approximately 6.6 million subscribers in France.
The upgraded video delivery solution supports 160 SD and 30 HD channels for OTT, and 126 SD and 40 HD channels for IPTV. “By supporting next-generation codecs like HEVC and offering clustering capabilities, our solutions will also enable Orange to deliver higher video resolution in the future, up to UHD HDR, at low bit rates,” Harmonic reports.