DNA Finland goes OTT with Harmonic power

Finnish telecommunications operator DNA has deployed a complete 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 enable DNA to deliver live TV channels and VOD content to more than 200,000 subscribers on a wide range of devices, with pristine video quality, at a low total cost of ownership.

“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.”

A significant player in the OTT market, DNA is well positioned 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.

DNA is using a range of Harmonic video infrastructure solutions, including Harmonic’s WFS file-based workflow engine, ProMedia Carbon file-based transcoder, ProMedia Live real-time multiscreen transcoder, MediaGrid shared storage system and NMX Digital Service Manager. Combined, they enable the operator to quickly ingest and convert video content into a massive array of acquisition, editing, broadcast, web and mobile formats.

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