Harmonic, BigBand Pick Up Int’l Deals

8/30/2005 4:10 AM Eastern

Harmonic Inc. and BigBand Networks Inc. have announced several international deals.

Harmonic said Astra Platform Services, a subsidiary of SES ASTRA, the German satellite broadcaster, is deploying its DiviCom MV 100 multi-codec encoding platform for its next generation satellites. The encoders can handle MPEG-2 (Moving Picture Experts Group), plus advanced coding schemes like MPEG-4.

BigBand said Shekou Cable in China launched digital services using BigBand’s broadband Multimedia Service Router and Multimedia Service Edge platform.