Kabel BW selects Harmonic for VoD service

27 May 2009

US-based video solutions provider Harmonic has announced it has been selected by German cable operator Kabel BW for a commercial trial of a Video-on-Demand (VoD) service. The company states that the new service, which is slated for launch in late 2009, will be the country’s first major cable VoD deployment. Harmonic is powering the complete VoD delivery infrastructure with products including StreamLiner 2000 video servers and Armada intelligent asset manager, while the cableco has also chosen back-office products supplied by eventIS. Ian Graham, vice president of EMEA sales and service for Harmonic, said: ‘VoD, HD, multi-screen video and time-shifted applications offer operators innovative ways to deliver video to consumers whose viewing patterns are changing. Kabel BW’s deployment of Harmonic’s end-to-end video delivery solution including VoD software and video servers, combined with the eventIS platform, reflects our focus on enabling advanced video services with a comprehensive yet easily integrated portfolio of high performance IP-based solutions.’

Germany, Kabel BW