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iKO Media Group Launches DTH Services in Asia and Latin America With Harmonic Posted: 12/09/2017
Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery technology and services, today announced that iKO Media Group, an end-to-end media service partner for broadcasters and content owners, has deployed a comprehensive media processing and delivery solution from Harmonic to expand the reach of its direct-to-home (DTH) satellite television services. By optimizing iKO Media Group's available satellite bandwidth and improving video quality, Harmonic's solution will make it easier for the service provider to penetrate new markets.
Tags: iKO Media Group | DTH Services | Harmonic | Media Processing Technologies | Low Bit Rates | video delivery technology | IBC 2017 | IBC 2017
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Taiwan Broadband Communication Deploys Second Cable TV Video Delivery System From Harmonic Posted: 06/09/2017
Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery technology and services, today announced that Taiwan Broadband Communication (TBC), one of the leading multisystem cable operators in Taiwan serving more than 700,000 cable TV subscribers, recently deployed a second Harmonic headend to support its CATV service. Using a combination of Harmonic's video encoders, multiplexers and playout system, TBC delivers 120 HD and 64 SD channels to subscribers, with exceptional video quality and local advertising.
Tags: Taiwan Broadband Communication | Deploys Second Cable TV Video Delivery System | Harmonic | End-to-End Video Delivery Solution | CATV Channels | IBC 2017 | IBC 2017
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Vista Worldlink Live Streams Professional Soccer Matches With OTT Solution From Harmonic Posted: 30/08/2017
Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery technology and services, today announced that Vista Worldlink, a global leader in transmission services and a full-service provider to the sports, entertainment, news, corporate, religious, government and PR industries, has selected Harmonic's software-based compression platform for live OTT streaming of USL professional Division 2 (status recognized by the U.S. Soccer Federation) soccer games. Using the Electra(TM) solution for encoding and packaging, Vista Worldlink can instantly deliver HD production-quality video to a variety of streaming platforms, including YouTube, while ensuring a superior quality of experience for viewers thanks to Harmonic's world-class video compression technology.
Tags: Vista Worldlink | Live Streams | Professional Soccer | OTT Solution | Harmonic | Integrated Platform | Video Quality | Streaming Platforms | IBC 2017 | IBC 2017
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Harmonic Powers New Broadcast Center for SKY Brasil, Delivering the Best Video Experience to Subscribers Posted: 23/08/2017
Harmonic, the worldwide leader in video delivery technology and services, today announced that DTH satellite operator SKY Brasil has deployed a Harmonic software-based video processing solution to deliver linear HD and SD channels in its new broadcast center. Through world-class video encoding technology, Harmonic's Electra(TM) X2 solution delivers crystal-clear video quality to SKY Brasil subscribers at the lowest possible bitrates.
Tags: Harmonic | broadcast center | SKY Brasil | video experience | software | Electra X2 solution | quality | IBC 2017 | IBC 2017
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As OTT Delivery Heats Up, Harmonic Brings Technology Innovations to IBC2017 Posted: 16/08/2017
At IBC2017, Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery technology and services, will present its vision for monetizing broadcast and OTT services and engaging viewers like never before. A wide range of solutions will be showcased, with support for all deployment models -- including software appliances, cloud and hybrid environments, as well as software-as-a-service (SaaS) -- to address the varying needs of video content and service providers and their specific workflows today and in the future. Using Harmonic's solutions, service providers can deliver crystal-clear video at the lowest possible bitrates; boost profitability through targeted advertising across all screens; and transition to a simpler, more efficient and cost-saving workflow via next-generation technologies like the cloud, all-IP workflows, HEVC and UHD-HDR.
Tags: Harmonic | OTT | technology innovations | IBC2017 | range | solutions | software-as-a-service | Cloud | All-IP Workflows | HEVC | UHD-HDR | IBC 2017 | IBC 2017
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Chinese Television System to Deliver Live HD and UHD Sports Coverage of the Summer Universiade With Harmonic Posted: 09/08/2017
Harmonic, the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, today announced that Chinese Television System (CTS) will use a comprehensive video contribution and distribution (C&D) solution from Harmonic during the 29th Summer Universiade, Aug. 19-30, in Taipei, Taiwan. The Universiade is organized by the International University Sports Federation (FISU) as a worldwide multi-sports event for university athletes. Harmonic is providing CTS with a complete solution for transmitting live HD video content, as well as HEVC-encoded UHD during the grand opening and closing ceremonies, from the various sports stadiums and facilities in Taipei back to its international broadcast center for IP network distribution to television stations, with ultra-low latency transmission.
Tags: Chinese Television System | Live HD | UHD | Sports Coverage | Summer Universiade | Harmonic | broadcast | IP network | live sports
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Indias Leading Digital Cable Operator Boosts Channel Count and OTT Services With Harmonic Posted: 19/07/2017
Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, today announced that GTPL, India's leading digital cable TV distribution company, which reaches an estimate of more than 8 million households in more than 189 cities, has deployed a next-generation software-based unified video headend system from Harmonic. At the heart of the solution is Harmonic's Electra(TM) X2 advanced media processor that supports MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC and HEVC encoding for both traditional cable television and live OTT multiscreen services, saving GTPL significant space and power consumption.
Tags: Harmonic | India | Digital Cable Operator | OTT | CATV | GTPL | MPEG-2 | MPEG-4 | Electra X2 | Tony Berthaud
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Harmonic Expands Cloud Capabilities With Advanced Media Management and Scheduling Technologies Posted: 19/06/2017
Harmonic, the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, today announced that it has added advanced media management and scheduling capabilities to its VOS¢ Cloud platform, further accelerating the time to market for new broadcast and OTT services. Broadcasters and service providers now have the power to seamlessly create schedules and manage assets in real time via Harmonic's VOS Cloud solution thanks to the acquisition of software technology from Chyro, the experts in cloud-based traffic systems. The VOS Cloud solution with these next-generation scheduling capabilities has already been successfully deployed by a major U.S. broadcaster for increased OTT delivery efficiency.
Tags: Harmonic | Cloud | media management | schedule technologies | Chyro | broadcast | operations | seamless | VOS Cloud platform
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Almatel Kazakhstan Launches New HEVC DTH Service with Harmonic Posted: 13/06/2017
Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, today announced that the largest cable operator in Kazakhstan, Almatel Kazakhstan, operating under the brand name Alma TV, has augmented its cable television service with the launch of a direct-to-home (DTH) satellite television platform using the latest generation HEVC video compression solution from Harmonic. Harmonic's Electra(TM) X advanced media processing platform allows Alma TV to deliver high-quality SD, HD and UHD channels across Kazakhstan with increased bandwidth efficiency by leveraging the HEVC video codec. Using the software-based Electra X system, Alma TV will be able to easily adopt new formats and codecs in the future, including 4K/UHD.
Tags: Harmonic | Almatel Kazakhstan | Pay-TV Operator | channel | HEVC | service | Electra X | Alma TV
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Harmonic and EVS Ink OEM Agreement, Setting New Standard for High-Performance Nearline Storage Posted: 09/06/2017
Harmonic, the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, and EVS, the leading provider of live video systems, today announced a new OEM partnership that simplifies storage deployments in professional media environments. EVS has adopted the Harmonic MediaGrid system as its new high-performance nearline storage solution, marketing it under the XStore brand. The new XStore storage solution increases flexibility and scalability for studios, broadcast centers and major broadcasting facilities via its "Grow-as-you-Go" architecture.
Tags: Harmonic | EVS | OEM agreement | standard | high performance | EVS XStore Platform | MediaGrid system
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ANGA COM 2017: As Industry Transformation Continues, Harmonic Software Innovations Bring New Efficiencies to Media Processing and Networking Posted: 23/05/2017
Cable operators today are challenged to keep pace with a variety of industry disruptors, such as the rise of multiscreen viewing, and growing consumer demand for higher-resolution channels and faster networks. Harmonic's software-based solutions, highlighted at ANGA COM 2017, address these transformations, enabling operators to migrate to high-speed gigabit networks to accommodate the launch of competitive triple-play offerings, and deliver pristine video quality on every screen, up to UHD-HDR, at the lowest possible bitrates. 
Tags: ANGA COM 2017 | Harmonic | media processing | networking | industry | competitive | UHD | CableOS | VOS Cloud Media
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Harmonic Solutions at BroadcastAsia2017 Drive Monetization for Traditional Video and OTT Service Providers Posted: 18/05/2017
The Asia-Pacific broadcast and pay-TV markets are booming. OTT TV and video revenues for the region are expected to increase to $18.4 billion by 2021, according to Digital TV Research. Moreover, SNL Kagan found recently that most of the world's UHD services are located in Asia, a trend that is expected to continue through 2020.
Tags: Harmonic Solutions | BroadcastAsia2017 | video | OTT | provider | UHD | OTT< IP Workflow | Cloud-Native Technologies | BroadcastAsia
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Harmonic Brings Market-Leading Playout Capabilities to VOS(TM) Cloud and VOS 360 Solutions Posted: 26/04/2017
Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, announced today that it is bringing the powerful broadcast playout capabilities from its market-leading Spectrum(TM) media server to Harmonic's VOS(TM) Cloud media processing platform and VOS 360 cloud media processing software as a service (SaaS) solution. The new functionality in both VOS offerings includes support for graphics, branding, and digital video effects (DVE) for both file-based and live workflows. Leading innovation in the cloud media processing market, Harmonic is helping drive the transition to software-based and cloud workflows, allowing video content and service providers to launch broadcast and OTT offerings faster, increase their operational efficiencies and reduce OPEX and CAPEX.
Tags: Harmonic | market | playout | VOS Cloud | VOS 360 | solutions | leader | software | OPEX | CAPEX | video content | NAB 2017 | NAB 2017
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PCCW Global Delivers Immersive 360-Degree, VR Sports Experience With Harmonic Posted: 26/04/2017
Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, today announced that its Electra(TM) VS video system was used by PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong's premier telecommunications service provider, to deliver immersive, 360-degree virtual reality (VR) experiences live during the 2017 Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens rugby tournament April 7-9. Ideal Systems, Asia's largest, industry-leading broadcast systems integrator, assisted with the provision of 360-degree VR multicamera live sports production. As part of a fully integrated VR workflow that included Nokia OZO cameras, the Electra VS compression platform enabled PCCW Global to distribute UHD VR content to consumers on a variety of devices, including PCs, smartphones and Samsung Gear VR head-mounted devices (HMDs).
Tags: Harmonic | PCCW | Global | virtual reality | Nokia | Ideal Systems | headsets | UHD | live content | NAB 2017 | NAB 2017
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Harmonic Pushes OTT QoE to New Heights at the 2017 NAB Show Posted: 26/04/2017
At the 2017 NAB Show, Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, will demonstrate several groundbreaking solutions for OTT delivery, enabling broadcasters and service providers to drive growth in over-the-top video consumption with improved quality of experience (QoE) for their customers. Through innovations in OTT bandwidth optimization, latency and packaging technologies, Harmonic is leading the industry in helping operators deliver pristine SD, HD and Ultra HD video at low bit rates for a variety of services, including live streaming, VOD and time-shift TV.
Tags: Harmonic | OTT | QoE | 2017 NAB Show | latency | delivery | SD | HD | Ultra HD | NAB 2017 | NAB 2017
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