Leitch SD/HD System to Support New CNN Pipeline Broadband On-Demand Video News Service
CINCINNATI, December 5, 2005 — Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) today announced that it has supplied CNN.com with a complete SD/HD broadcast solution to support the news leader’s on-demand broadband video service, CNN Pipeline. Incorporating Leitch’s NEXIO™ HD server system, CNN Pipeline includes processing, branding, master control, routing and transmission products from Leitch’s comprehensive line of SD/HD broadcast solutions.
CNN Pipeline, made generally available to the public earlier this week, is an on-demand broadband video service designed to revolutionize the way people view news online. CNN Pipeline offers an unrivaled news experience by putting users in control of multiple live video streams, CNN’s video archives and on-demand news clips from CNN’s unmatched newsgathering operation around the world.
“We are proud to have supplied CNN Pipeline with our latest server technology, and it is evolving needs like this across the industry that have fueled our efforts to continuously expand our SD/HD portfolio,” said Tim Thorsteinson, president and CEO of Leitch Technology.
An industry leader for more than 30 years, Leitch provides high-performance, multi-format solutions for professional digital video. Through its two business segments — Digital Media and Infrastructure — Leitch offers standard-definition/high-definition (SD/HD) products and systems that enable media companies to streamline workflow from production through transmission. Leitch offers a comprehensive, award-winning portfolio of processors, routers, servers, graphics and editing solutions, master control and branding systems, digital signage, network monitoring and control software, and test and measurement instruments, along with premium customer support. Leitch is part of the Broadcast Communications Division of Harris Corporation.
About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. With headquarters in Melbourne, Florida, the company has annual sales of over $3 billion and more than 13,000 employees — including 5,500 engineers and scientists — dedicated to the development of best-in-class assured communications™ products, systems, and services. The company’s operating divisions serve markets for government communications, RF communications, broadcast communications, and microwave communications. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.
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