Furthermore, EyeQ supports both live and file-based
applications. The scale of live services during popular events
like sports, in particular, is a stressor for video content and
service providers. Using EyeQ they can decrease the cost of
OT T distribution, whether it’s live or VOD.
Real-World Success Story:
EyeQ in Action at Magyar Telekom
Magyar Telekom is a leading telecommunications
operator in Hungary. The operator offers a broad range of
telecommunication and ICT services. Recently, Magyar
Telekom started to look for a bandwidth optimization
solution to deploy for its DOCSIS and ADSL IP TV platforms.
With HD video in high demand, a solution able to satisfy the
consumer requirement for a high-quality viewing experience
in a capex-friendly way was needed.
Magyar Telekom chose
Harmonic’s EyeQ™ content-aware
encoding solution for its IPTV
service. With the EyeQ solution,
the operator is able to deliver
additional HD channels and realize
a 30% bandwidth saving on the
aggregated constant bitrate (CBR)
core network, without investing in
additional network infrastructure.
Harmonic’s reseller Yazoo ensured
a smooth deployment at every
stage of the project.
“When looking for a bandwidth
optimization solution, the key
requirements were high video
quality, outstanding reliability and
standards compliancy,” said Ferenc
The EyeQ-encoded stream is fully H.264 compliant,
so there are no changes to today’s ecosystem, whether it’s
based on SaaS, appliances, virtual machines, or native-
cloud infrastructure. By reducing the bitrate required for
high-quality video delivery, the EyeQ solution delivers
substantial opex and capex savings to the operator. Magyar
Telekom also employed advanced statistical multiplexing
technology from Harmonic, which aggregates the variable
bit rate (VBR) encoded channels into a CBR core network
to optimize its bandwidth. Relying on Harmonic’s EyeQ
content-aware encoding, Magyar Telekom can now deliver
more HD services, significantly improving its position in
the marketplace and maximizing revenue.
ABOUT HARMONIC INC.
Harmonic, the worldwide leader in video delivery technology and services, enables media companies and service providers to
deliver ultra-high-quality broadcast and OTT video services to consumers globally. The company has also revolutionized cable
access networking via the industry’s first virtualized CCAP solution, enabling cable operators to more flexibly deploy gigabit
internet service to consumers’ homes and mobile devices. Whether simplifying OTT video delivery via innovative cloud and
SaaS technologies, or powering the delivery of gigabit internet cable services, Harmonic is changing the way media companies
and service providers monetize live and VOD content on every screen. More information is available at www.harmonicinc.com.