The company will have on hand an all-IP remote headend to distribute aggregated content acquired via satellite; the demo includes the latest generation DiviCom Electra MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) encoders and the ProStream 1000 platform with ProCipher bulk descrambling capabilities. Harmonic will also showcase the Entone on-demand software for content ingest, real-time distributed intelligent asset management and high-performance video streaming.
Under the deal, Pandora’s “music discovery service” will gain access to 10 GigE ports from Level 3, to help the company stay in front of the capacity needs of a growing base of listeners and listening hours. Pandora’s music collection covers several genres, including pop, rock, jazz, electronica, hip hop, country, blues and R&B.
Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.