Türk Telekom is consolidating video compression and processing across its TV and video platforms by deploying Synamedia virtual Digital Content Manager (vDCM).

Türk Telekom has now gone live across all of its 170 channels, including 4K, on its Tivibu satellite, hybrid, and streaming services. The operator has 2.9 million TV subscribers.

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Frank Van de Vyver, Synamedia

The launch was the result of close collaboration between Türk Telekom, Synamedia’s local partner MeraTech, and Synamedia’s engineering teams, with all team members contributing to the design and implementation of an effective platform.

Ümit Barak, broadcasting systems manager and deputy general manager of technology, at Türk Telekom said: “We chose to partner with Synamedia because its solution ticked all of our boxes. Synamedia has demonstrable leadership in compression and its technologies exceeded our availability and redundancy requirements for this critical infrastructure. We conducted extensive evaluations, including video quality benchmarking, and we are now secure in the knowledge we have the most comprehensive solution on the market giving us the scalability, versatility and best-in-class video quality to meet our future needs.”

Frank Van de Vyver, VP of engineering, video network, at Synamedia, commented: “By selecting our software-centric solutions, Türk Telekom is able to protect and manage its video workflows even at the massive scale needed to support its millions of subscribers.”