Turnaround from analogue TV services to digital

Turnaround from traditional analogue TV services to digital by deploying Teleste Luminato headends for Numericable, the leading cable TV operator in France.
Teleste Luminato is used for receiving services from IP backbone and incrementing service selection with local terrestrial TV services received at local headends. The services are then ingested both DVB-T and DVB-C compliant to cable TV network.
Customer need

Due to gradual discontinuation of analogue TV broadcasting during 2010 and 2011, Numericable was looking for an advanced solution to turn traditional analogue TV services to digital. In addition to providing TV services received via the IP backbone, Numericable wanted to increment the service selection with local terrestrial TV services received at each of the local headend. All the services were to be ingested both DVB-T and DVB-C compliant to Numericable cable TV network.

Solution to customer's need

Teleste Luminato platform was shortlisted for negotiations and it appeared to be appealing to Numericable both technically and commercially. The main advantages were modularity and density of Teleste Luminato, meaning in practise that each Numericable headend required only one Luminato platform to receive the TV services from the specified sources and ingest them to Numericable network in the required formats. Luminato redundancy features and ease of use were considered outstanding as well, all resulting to high reliability and cost savings which were well appreciated by Numericable.

Numericable nationwide digital TV headend network consists of tens of Teleste Luminato headend platforms. The headends connect to nationwide IP backbone for receiving TV services distributed to all subscribes. The generic service selection is then incremented with local terrestrial TV services received at each of the local headend. All the services are to be ingested both DVB-T and DVB-C compliant to Numericable cable TV network.

Benefits achieved
  • Local DVB-T reception, IP backbone connectivity and DVB-T and DVB-C modulation enabled by the compact headend platform
  • Diminished occurrence of errors due to ease of use
  • Reliable service delivery due to advanced redundancy features in Luminato
  • Fast and reliable deployment due to Teleste preconfiguration service
Customer comments / quotation

“We have been operating tens of Teleste Luminato headends for over a year now and it has proved to be mature and reliable headend platform. Therefore we felt confident and trustful to continue replenishing our headend network with the same platforms. Tested and proofed technology together with top-class usability reflects to us as simple operability. Also deployment of new equipment has been effortless due to preconfiguration service provided by Teleste”, says Numericable representative.