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HD Mosaic Viewing for
IPTV and OTT

Turk Telekom provides high-quality channel thumbnails to increase viewer engagement.

ENHANCING THE
ON-SCREEN VIDEO EXPERIENCE

Turk Telekom is a leading telco operator based in Altındağ, Turkey. The operator delivers broadband, mobile phone and video services, including IPTV and OTT, to approximately 35 million subscribers.
Delivering a mosaic video display drives viewer engagement and is an important option in the Turk Telekom service offering. Turk Telekom is the only IPTV and OTT operator in the country that offers a mosaic option for live television.

LIVE HD MOSAIC VIDEO MADE SIMPLE

The mosaic thumbnail display allows viewers to easily navigate content and quickly find what they want to watch. For a mosaic view to be effective, the quality of the video thumbnails must be exceptional. Turk Telekom’s viewers are accustomed to watching HD video on every screen and the operator had to meet those expectations.
It selected Harmonic’s Spectrum™ XE playout system which enabled support for up to five SD and five HD video mosaics as well as a radio mosaic, which includes one video and twenty two audio streams. Spectrum XE’s graphical user interface includes video thumbnail mosaic generation and an intuitive playlist editing and control features with a set of advanced monitoring views that report the status of multiple simultaneous channels.
Turk Telekom can now simply choose the background and thumbnail size for each mosaic, enter the name of the channel and insert the logo and banner.

ENSURING VIDEO SERVICE CONTINUITY
ON EVERY SCREEN

Turk Telekom also leverages Harmonic’s ProSwitch for playout and redundancy. The ProSwitch monitors Turk Telekom’s MPEG-2 TS and seamlessly switches to a backup stream to maximize uptime. This ensures a flawless viewing experience for viewers, without minimal latency.
The IP and switch infrastructure at Turk Telekom is unique. During the integration and testing phase, Harmonic needed to ensure that the operator could stream switches from the point of ingest without a conflict between IP and multicast. Harmonic’s world-class engineering team alleviated the issue by using a specific switch configuration that features 24 port switches. The entire configuration is protected with one-to-one redundancy for complete reliability in any situation.
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BOOSTING VIEWER SATISFACTION

With Harmonic's expertise from design to deployment, and support from the local system integrator Menasist, Turk Telekom could go to market fast, deploying the full solution in just around three months time.
Harmonic’s Spectrum XE simplifies the creation of high-quality HD channel mosaics, which can be used for multi-view sports, monitoring and to provide viewers with a portal for their IPTV and OTT bouquets.

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