CCTV chooses Harmonic’s Spectrum X™ Media Server for its UHD playout

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China Central Television (CCTV) has trusted in Harmonic’s technology for its UHD Playout. Specifically, the broadcaster has acquired the Spectrum X™ Media Server to reduce the complexity of its workflow. The system, which supports SDI and IP enviroments, merges multiple capabilities, such as file, baseband, and transport stream ingest, with integrated channel playout. In addition, CCTV is deploying Harmonic’s Spectrum MediaCenter storage.

Song Wei, director of broadcast department II, Broadcast and Transmission Center at CCTV, talks about the Harmonic’s solution: “As more and more consumers purchase UHD TV sets, it’s important that we satisfy the demand for higher resolution content. After using Harmonic’s media servers for years, we knew it would provide the reliability, workflow simplicity and operational savings needed to successfully launch our UHD channels.”

“As one of the biggest broadcasters in Asia Pacific, CCTV is at the forefront of innovation by testing new technologies, and this deployment is a great example of its commitment to bringing outstanding video experiences to viewers. Harmonic’s Spectrum X media servers are driving the industry transition to UHD architectures through playout flexibility and rock-solid reliability” added Tony Berthaud, vice president of sales and services, APAC, at Harmonic.

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