IBC 2017: iKO taps Harmonic for DTH in LATAM, Asia | Satellite | News | Rapid TV News
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iKO Media Group has deployed a media processing and delivery solution from Harmonic to launch and expand the reach of its direct-to-home (DTH) satellite television services.

harmonic satellite 13 september 2017By optimising the group’s available satellite bandwidth and improving video quality, Harmonic's solution aims to make it easier for end-to-end media services providers to penetrate new markets in Latin America and Asia.

“Our goal has always been to meet the specific budgets and requirements of our customers without compromising on quality of service. For this purpose, it is vital for a boutique service provider like iKO to work with only the best partners in the industry,” said Yaniv Maman CTO at iKO Media Group.

Through this partnership, iKO is targeting the growing satellite pay-TV markets in Asia and Latin America. A recent Dataxis report predicts that the number of DTH subscribers in the region will reach 73.7 million at the end of 2017.

“Density was a huge factor in iKO Media Group's decision to choose Harmonic,” said Ian Graham, VP of sales, EMEA and LATAM, Harmonic. “Our software-based media processing solutions feature an ultra-high-density architecture that enables operators to deliver more channels with less equipment, making this an excellent CAPEX investment for iKO Media Group.”