Harmonic Powers New Digital TV Service in Romania

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Digital Cable Systems Deploys Harmonic's Market-Leading Digital Video and Edge Processing Solutions for AKTA TV Service

Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced that Digital Cable Systems (DCS), Romania’s third largest cable and direct-to-home (DTH) satellite service provider, has deployed Harmonic’s market-leading digital video delivery solutions to power its new AKTA TV digital service. Harmonic’s fully integrated IP-based solutions enable DCS to reduce capital and operating expenditures by using a national IP transport backbone to deliver high quality digital TV services to remote headends across the country.

DCS has deployed Harmonic’s market-leading ProStream™ 1000 stream processing platform for re-encoding, multiplexing and scrambling, bNSG™ 9000 edgeQAMs for reliable edge processing, and NMX Digital Service Manager™ to manage the complete video network infrastructure. DCS, an existing Harmonic customer, is located in Bucharest and launched the new 80-channel AKTA TV digital service in March 2010. “Harmonic’s advanced digital video delivery solutions allow us to provide high quality triple-play services to subscribers throughout Romania, particularly improving the service available in rural areas,” said Dinu Malacopol, CEO of Digital Cable Systems. “With this upgrade, we have invested in a state-of-the-art, fully integrated IP-based infrastructure that can seamlessly and cost-effectively help us realize the ambitious goals we set for this new digital cable service.”

“Harmonic’s scalable IP-based digital video delivery solutions allow DCS to easily expand the service as new regional headends are deployed throughout Romania, by simply adding new edge sites,” said Gil Katz, Senior Director of Cable Solutions for Harmonic Inc. “With the new AKTA TV digital service, DCS has transformed its cable service offering. Harmonic’s solution set provides DCS with greater flexibility, outstanding value, and a seamless upgrade path to continued, best-in-class service delivery.”

Cellphone, an authorized Harmonic reseller in Romania, was a key member of this project and provided additional technology integration and customer support services.

Harmonic’s award-winning video stream processing, edge and HFC access systems are deployed by cable operators around the world to power their digital TV services. The comprehensive portfolio of Harmonic cable solutions will be on display at ANGA Cable 2010, stand #H39, taking place in Cologne, Germany from May 4-6.

About Digital Cable Systems
Founded in 2005 through the merger of several cable companies, DCS group is one of the most important telecom service providers on the market. The company offers transmission services for cable television, data transmission solutions, Internet access and telephony, both for the business segment and for household customers, on the Romanian market.

DCS includes the AKTA brand which is addressing individual consumers and DIAL TELECOM, one of the most important telecom service providers for B2B. AKTA, the division oriented to individual consumers that provides triple-play cable (TV/Internet/Telephony) and satellite television direct-to-home (DTH), is one of the few players in the local market offering HD transmissions.

Dial Telecom, which is present on the Romanian market since 2001 as a subsidiary of Dial Telecom Cehia, was acquired in 2007 by Digital Cable Systems group. Dial Telecom is now the most requested B2B operator for integrated electronic communications services: fixed telephony, Internet access, data solutions and server collocation.

About Harmonic Inc.
Harmonic Inc. is redefining video delivery with the industry’s most powerful solutions for delivering live and on-demand video to TVs, PCs and mobile devices. Harmonic’s technical innovation and market leadership enable the company to offer a unique and comprehensive solution portfolio—including encoding, transcoding, content preparation, stream processing, asset management, edge processing, and delivery. Broadcast, cable, Internet, mobile, satellite and telecom service providers around the world choose Harmonic’s IP-based digital video, software, and broadband edge and access solutions. Using these award-winning and industry-leading solutions, operators can reduce costs and differentiate their services by offering consumers a higher quality, personalized multi-screen experience.

Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California with R&D, sales and system integration centers worldwide. The Company’s customers, including many of the world’s largest communications providers, deliver services in virtually every country. Visit www.harmonicinc.com for more information.

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This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27(A) of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21(E) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including statements related to: easily expanding service as new regional headends are deployed, and providing DCS with greater flexibility, outstanding value, and a seamless upgrade path.

Our expectations and beliefs regarding the capabilities of Harmonic’s digital video delivery solutions and the anticipated benefits for DCS may not materialize, and actual results could differ materially from those projected. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are also subject to other risks and uncertainties, including those more fully described in Harmonic’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its recent Reports filed on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q. Harmonic does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements.