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Grand Lille TV, a French regional TV news group, has transitioned to HD and launched an additional channel using the Spectrum media server platform from Harmonic.

grand lille 18 dec 2017With channel-in-box (CiaB) capabilities, Harmonic's solution speeds up video distribution and enables new channels to be launched faster at a lower total cost of ownership than the broadcaster's previous playout system, the companies said.

"At Grand Lille TV, we recently launched a secondary news channel called Grand Littoral TV to expand our market reach, and it was the perfect opportunity for us to migrate from SD to HD," said Vincent Charley, CTO at Grand Lille parent Secom Group. “Since we handle a large number of live breaking news events on a daily basis, we needed a playout solution that is efficient, reliable and flexible. Harmonic's Spectrum platform works seamlessly with our cloud-based Chyro traffic system to help us get fast-breaking, high quality news content on air quickly and affordably."

Grand Lille TV broadcasts in DVB-T from northern France as well as in IPTV via various French service providers.

"Today, the stakes are incredibly high. Broadcasters, content creators and TV channels like Grand Lille TV are under intense pressure to deliver new programming and services more quickly than ever," said Ian Graham, vice president of sales, EMEA and LATAM, at Harmonic. "Harmonic's Spectrum media server combines exceptionally reliable playout and automation systems to optimize live and on-demand HD video delivery, opening up new revenue-generating opportunities for the broadcaster."