Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Harmonic Supplies Transcoding for 3 Italia Mobile TV

Harmonic's Rhozet Carbon Coder video transcoding solution has been selected by 3 Italia as part of its cross-media strategy, designed to deliver mobile TV over its DVB-H network. Harmonic said its solution was chosen to provide media transcoding due to its extensive format support, the high quality of its format output, as well as its transcoding speed and automated features. Financial terms were not disclosed.

In 2006, 3 Italia was the world's first mobile operator to offer a DVB-H mobile TV service. Since the service launch, 3 Italia's DVB-H mobile TV subscriber count has grown substantially to over 850,000. 3 Italia is currently implementing its mobile TV and Internet cross-media strategy, which brings broadcast TV, thematic channels, TV 2.0 and social networking to the mobile handset. Rhozet Carbon Coder is used to quickly and automatically transcode this content and make it available to 3 Italia's DVB-H network.http://www.harmonicinc.com

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