Major Spanish Broadcaster Selects Scientific Atlanta for Network Expansion
Scientific Atlanta, a Cisco company, today announced Abertis Telecom has expanded the regional program delivery capability of Spainís regional television association, Federation of Autonomic Radio and Television Entities (FORTA), by nearly 40 percent with an extensive Scientific Atlantaģ video contribution network platform.
The new Abertis contribution network extends the reach of FORTA into three new regions, Aragon, Asturias and Murcia. This will enable the new regions, and the eight regions already receiving FORTA programming, to share content in a service expansion that will offer Spanish viewers exciting new programming choices. The high-quality video encoding, processing and management made possible by the new Scientific Atlanta platform help Abertis and FORTA meet a common goal of providing their viewers with a first-class entertainment and educational viewing experience.
The core of the new Abertis network platform is centrally located in FORTAís Madrid facility where multiple Scientific Atlanta digital encoders and decoders, as well as ATM network adapters, handle the various tasks needed to route the program from the three new regions to the eight other regions. In addition, Scientific Atlanta encoder, decoder, and adapter products and systems have been used to create regional TV studios and transmitter sites for digital delivery of programming to the Madrid site and for viewing within the Aragon, Asturias and Murcia regions.
About Abertis Telecom
Abertis Telecom is Spainís leading telecommunications infrastructures and services group. Through tradia and retevisiůn, Abertis Telecom owns the largest network of radio and television signal broadcasting and distribution sites in Spain, offers the most advanced audiovisual services for analogue and digital television and radio broadcasting, provides mobile telecommunications services for public security and emergency networks, and provides transport and co-hosting services for telephone operators.
About Scientific Atlanta
Scientific Atlanta, a Cisco company, is a leading supplier of digital content contribution and distribution systems, transmission networks for broadband access to the home, digital interactive set-tops and subscriber systems designed for video, high-speed Internet and voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) networks, and worldwide customer service and support. Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cisco Systems, Inc. More information about Scientific Atlanta is available at: Scientific-Atlanta Europe NV http://www.saeurope.com and Scientific-Atlanta Corporate http://www.scientificatlanta.com.
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