Techtel Enables Superior HD Quality Content Playout at One of Sydney’s Largest Stadiums with Harmonic

Sydney, Australia, 8 October  2019 – Techtel, Australia’s leading broadcast systems integrator has successfully deployed the Harmonic contribution solution to enable rapid and reliable deployment of superior HD quality content during sports games and events at one of Sydney’s busiest stadiums. This comes as the stadium undergoes a major upgrade of its broadcasting infrastructure and media facilities.

The broadcasters will use the Harmonic ViBE® CP9000 contribution encoder to deliver live HD coverage of sports and other events from the camera and production systems directly to the LED screens airing to over 25,000 people.

Harmonic’s contribution platform preserves video quality at the front of the broadcast chain by encoding content in a single slice in real time via AVC (H.264) or HEVC (H.265), todays most advanced compression standards. In addition, it features super-low latency encoding without sacrificing video quality.

“Today’s sports fans want to feel immersed in the action and watch every detail of it,” said Tony Berthaud, vice president of sales and video services, APAC, at Harmonic. “Teaming up with Techtel, we’re able to deliver live action on every screen with pristine video quality for a one-of-a-kind fan experience.”

“Techtel has a legacy of involvement in Stadium IPTV systems which can be found in venues such as the MCG, SCG, Marvel, Adelaide Oval and Perth Stadium to name a few.  It is fantastic to now have the chance to work with another large Sydney stadium, and we foresee that their new live video screen experience will be something the fans have never encountered before” says Mal Chandler, Techtel CEO.