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Appear TV’s XC5000 Series Platform Selected for Telecable’s Downlink Upgrade

(Las Vegas, Nevada–April 8, 2014) Appear TV (NAB Booth SU6117), a leading global provider of next-generation headends for broadcast and IP television, is pleased to announce that leading Mexican telecom operator Telecable has selected the XC Series Modular Platform to upgrade its satellite downlink and transcoding capabilities. Owned by Grupo Hevi, Telecable is one of the largest telecom operators in Mexico, and one of the most important multi-system operators (MSO). With 40 years of experience in the market, Telecable is currently present in more than 10 states, generates more than 2,000 direct jobs, and provides customer service in its more than 100 branches to its approximately 600,000 subscribers, who can enjoy cable TV with services such as High Definition and Digital TV, High Speed Internet with Docsis 3.0 technology and digital telephony services throughout the country using a 8,000 miles hybrid coaxial fiber and optical fiber network.

Telecable has upgraded its downlink functionality and video processing capability. The company also chose to add additional transcoding capacity due to an increase in MPEG-4 services. To accomplish this, the service provider turned to Appear TV’s Satellite Downlink solution to aggregate any format services and transcode them to MPEG-2 prior to distribution over the Telecable IP network. Appear TV’s modular concept allowed Telecable to select modules supporting the specific downlink and video processing it required, enabling it to create a custom-tailored solution. As a result, Telecable can aggregate content and have multiple distribution format processes originating from one platform, while also having the capability to easily upgrade channels or functionality as required.

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