HorizonSat, a leading satellite service provider covering the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe, offers media and TV broadcasting solutions ranging from TV distribution and contribution to fully managed playout and disaster recovery services.
The Cisco Virtual DCM extends Cisco’s video processing capabilities from a set of virtualized video applications to deliver the highest picture quality to any codec and any screen across any network.
The deployment extends HorizonSat’s existing Cisco DCM platform with software-based HEVC statistical multiplexing (statmux) functionality, to deliver better picture quality while sparing bandwidth for its satellite distribution across the Middle East and North Africa.
With the Cisco Virtual DCM, HorizonSat can use less bandwidth to distribute more media content services faster over the Direct-to-Home (DTH) distribution network. The solution also provides HorizonSat with transcoding and digital content management for OTT streaming video delivery.