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DIRECTV Goes with Harris NetVX Contribution HD Video Networking Solution


Leading Direct-To-Home Satellite Service Provider Standardizes on NetVX™ Encoding for HD Contribution

Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, is now delivering NetVX™ HD video networking equipment to DIRECTV, a leader in direct-to-home satellite TV services, for HD contribution encoding and transport, ultimately increasing HD program quality for DIRECTV.

DIRECTV began using NetVX transport systems in 2005 for backhaul of local market programming content. The NetVX design allows a broadcaster to install multiple encoders in a single chassis with a common-signal output, further reducing equipment costs by providing an all-in-one device for encoding, multiplexing, and network adaptation.

According to Hanno Basse, vice president of Broadcast Systems Engineering at DIRECTV, the NetVX HD solution was selected for its feature set and superior performance.

“The NetVX HD solution provides the best overall picture quality and platform flexibility for our HD contribution and transport operation,” said Basse. “Harris’ commitment to DIRECTV’s present and future technical requirements proved highly valuable and has allowed us to meet our schedules for national HD content acquisition.”

NetVX™ MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 HD video encoders are among the wide range of Harris solutions that optimize multichannel delivery workflows of today’s broadcast operations.

Harris Broadcast Communications provides products, systems, and services that deliver interoperable workflow solutions that span the entire broadcast delivery chain. The Harris ONE™ approach brings together highly integrated and cost-effective products that are ideal for emerging media business models and for customers upgrading media operations to digital and high-definition services.


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