Harmonic gets a piece of DirecTV's MPEG-4 business
Under the deal, the DBS provider will tap the DiviCom MV 100 encoder. DirecTV has also deployed Harmonic's DiviTrackXE closed loop statistical multiplexing platform and NMX Digital Service Manager, a video monitoring and control system.
The MV 100 is designed to encode video for multiple codecs, including MPEG-2, MPEG-4 and VC-1.
Until recently, the bulk of DirecTV's H.264 business has gone to Tandberg Television, and most of that toward the DBS service provider's ambitious high-definition television expansion.