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Harmonic, Nagra Take Run at MPEG-DASH

Harmonic and Nagra team to power the first commercial MPEG-DASH OTT multiscreen service

September 7, 2012

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SAN JOSE, Calif. and CHESEAUX, Switzerland -- Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, today announced that it has teamed up with Nagra, the digital TV division of the Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) and world's leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, to power an innovative cloud-based OTT video service for broadcasters and pay-TV service providers offered jointly by major Spanish infrastructure telecom operator Abertis Telecom and Nagra. The multiscreen hosting service is already in use by Spanish broadcasters for their HbbTV based services and will be enhanced to become what is expected to be the world's first commercial deployment of MPEG-DASH, a standards-based adaptive streaming protocol that supports multiple DRM systems via common encryption, as well as the first deployment of HbbTV 1.5.

As part of a fully integrated multiscreen solution, Harmonic's ProMedia™ suite and Nagra MediaLive Multiscreen solution provide the Abertis Telecom-Nagra cloud service with an integrated video infrastructure capable of delivering high-quality OTT applications, including live, VOD and time-shifting, to TVs, PCs, tablets, smartphones, set-top boxes and other IP-connected devices.

To ensure a successful deployment, Nagra and Harmonic worked closely to define and implement the necessary interfaces between Harmonic's video processing solutions and Nagra's master DRM key server, allowing the service to simultaneously protect content with multiple digital rights management systems, including Nagra PRM, Microsoft® PlayReady®, and Marlin.

Harmonic Inc. (Nasdaq: HLIT)

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