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TV 2 virtualizes support and monitoring of IP media network operations with Nevion Service Operations Center Posted: 06/05/2020
Norway and rsquo;s TV 2 virtualizes support and monitoring of IP media network operations with Nevion and rsquo;s Service Operations Center

Nevion, award-winning provider of virtualized media production solutions, announced today that TV 2, the largest commercial television broadcaster in Norway, is using Nevion’s Service Operations Center (SOC) to provide proactive support and monitoring of its IP media network operations.

Having moved to IP production in 2017 with Nevion’s help, TV 2 initially chose Nevion’s advanced remote services, in order to leverage the expertise and experience of the SOC’s staff, and focus on its own core-competencies, including content creation. When the COVID-19 crisis developed, TV 2’s decision to virtualize the support and monitoring of its IP media network operations proved to be invaluable as very few staff would have been able to be on-site to maintain the network.

Tags: Nevion | TV 2 | Norway | IP | Video | Virtualized Media
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Stay At Home with the Architects for Nevion Alternative Broadcasting Show Posted: 17/04/2020
Stay and ldquo;At Home with the Architects and rdquo; for Nevion and rsquo;s Alternative Broadcasting Show

In light of this year’s NABShow being cancelled, Nevion, award-winning provider of virtualized media production solutions, has announced it is hosting its own online event. Nevion’s Alternative Broadcasting 2020 show initiative, called “at home with the Architects”, will offer attendees as close an experience as possible to that which Nevion had been planned for the original show but in the comfort of their own homes.

Taking place from 20th to 24th April, the week planned for the NABShow, the event will comprise virtual meetings and webinars to help organizations to realize the full potential of IP in the facilities, remote production, contribution and terrestrial distribution.

The experience will offer attendees the opportunity to meet online with Nevion’s “Architects of Virtualized Media Production” to find out about best practices for the move to IP, hear about real-life case studies, see virtualized live demos and interact with Nevion’s product managers and executives. They will also have the chance to hear more about Nevion’s strategic partnership with Sony.

Nevion will also run a series of webinars, which will extend beyond the event’s run, covering a variety of business and technical subjects, and will be sharing information about the latest enhancements to its flagship products VideoIPath (orchestration and SDN control software) and Virtuoso (software defined media node).

Tags: Nevion | IP | NAB | Event | Virtualized Production | NAB 2020 | NAB 2020
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Nevion helps Al Kass Sports Channels transition from SDI to IP Posted: 07/04/2020
Nevion helps Al Kass Sports Channels transition from SDI to IP

Nevion, award-winning provider of virtualized media production solutions, has announced Al Kass Sports Channels, a public broadcast service provider of information and sports entertainment programming in Qatar, has chosen Nevion’s flagship products VideoIPath and Virtuoso to connect its main facility with three other broadcast facilities across the country through a flexible IP-based media network infrastructure.

Previously, the channels had been exchanging media between Qatar Television (QTV), Al Bidda Tower in Corniche and BeIn Sports using microwave links. To support enhancements to the quality and cost-effectiveness of transmission, Al Kass Sports Channels required a state-of-the-art, scalable and flexible switching infrastructure that would support its eventual migration to higher resolutions and an all-IP environment.

Initially, the new solution would provide reliable ultra-low latency IP transport for uncompressed and compressed HD-SDI, DVB-ASI, intercom and data between the sites over a ring network topology. However, it also needed to be ready to handle 4K/UHD, HDR and SMPTE ST 2110 to support Al Kass’s plans. 

The Virtuosos are used for the in real-time IP adaption and transport protection for video, audio and data, and also to provide encoding and decoding capabilities for both HD and 4K/UHD video feeds, while VideoIPath manages and orchestrates the complete network.

Tags: Nevion | Broadcast | IP | Virtualized Media | Kass Sports | Network | Infrastructure
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Aperi virtualized media production technology acquired by Net Insight Posted: 06/03/2020
Aperi and rsquo;s virtualized media production technology  acquired by Net Insight

Aperi, the pioneer of virtualized media production, today announced that its innovative and unique Live IP media virtualization platform and software product portfolio has been acquired by Net Insight AB, a global leader in media networks and resource optimization.

Since its market launch in 2016, world-leading media service providers and media companies have adopted Aperi’s low-latency, software-based media processing platform as part of their live production and transport services workflows. Its pioneering work in the field of native-IP, FPGA-accelerated Media Function Virtualization (MFV-first coined by Aperi) is now widely accepted in the media and broadcasting industry. To fully capitalize on this fast growing market acceptance, Aperi has been looking for a larger home for its product portfolio and team. As a reliable key partner and leader in the industry’s transition towards a continuously improved media experience, Net Insight is the ideal new home.

“The Aperi product line, with its unique low-latency V-Stack hypervisor and open App/microservices store concept, will benefit from Net Insight’s global leadership, 20 plus years' experience in media networking and strong development track record,” says Joop Janssen, CEO of Aperi. “I’m very happy that the original vision of Aperi’s founders – Eugene and Brian Keane – and the engineering team will not only move forward, but further prosper within the larger Net Insight group.”

“By adding the Aperi products to our portfolio, we complement and strengthen our offering. We share the Aperi product vision of an open and virtualized software architecture and are excited to welcome the team of skilled engineers to Net Insight and to continue supporting existing and new Aperi customers,” says Ulrik Rohne, VP Media Networks at Net Insight.

Thousands of Aperi microservers are used each day in the live production and transport of some of the most prestigious sports content, including 4K, around the globe. Aperi’s technology enables service providers, content owners, rights holders and broadcasters to work faster, more efficiently, and at scale for the lowest-cost and most agile remote production. The combination of the true virtualization that it’s able to offer, along with its unique V-Stack media hypervisor-based approach, delivers low-latency media processing for both centralized and de-centralized media networks.

Tags: Net Insight | Aperi | NAB | IP | virtualized media production | product portfolio | LIVE IP | software | media networks | low-latency | NAB 2020 | NAB 2020
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2wcom MoIN server software links production and distribution Posted: 02/03/2020
2wcom and rsquo;s MoIN server software links production and distribution

2wcom’s Multimedia over IP Network (MoIN) server software is a containerized solution that provides all functionalities that traditional hardware audio over IP codecs have implemented. In contrast to hardware codecs the software offers vast scalability options no matter, if it is run in the cloud or on premise.

Thanks to its realization as a containerized service the operator can make use of the pricing benefit for containers compared to VMs on all major cloud platforms such as AWS, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud. The reason for the better price is that in contrast to a VM containers don’t need allocated resources like vCPUs or RAM. They just consume what the need to. Moreover, the use cases of the software are very different and just a few are named here:

Icecast to DVB Transport Stream Transcoding: This is used by a number of customers who want to make web streams available on a DVB transport stream that can be sent in cable networks or via satellite.

Streaming Encoder: The software can also be used to feed a streaming encoder for example the Wowza streaming cloud. Or, 2wcom’s solution transcodes the audio signals to adaptive bitrate protocols like HLS that can be distributed to the end customer by using a CDN.

Tags: Virtualized | Service | Cloud | Audio over IP | MoIN | 2wcom | Server | NAB 2020 | NAB 2020
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DSA Joins the Gigabit Broadband Movement with Harmonics CableOS Solution Posted: 04/11/2019
DSA Joins the Gigabit Broadband Movement with Harmonics CableOS Solution

Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced that DSA, a nonprofit antenna association that offers cable services in Denmark, will power its new Gigabit internet services with Harmonic's CableOS™ virtualized cable access solution. Featuring a scalable, software-based architecture, the CableOS solution will enable DSA to overcome the space, power and operational complexities typically associated with hardware while unleashing blazing-fast broadband speeds for its customers. Harmonic's local CableOS-certified partner, Infowise, will provide strategic consultation to help ensure a streamlined deployment.

"Consumer demand for faster internet speeds is growing, and the most practical way to address that trend is by moving to DOCSIS 3.1," said Henrik Lindholm, chairman of DSA. "Harmonic's CableOS solution will ensure our smooth transition to DOCSIS 3.1, allowing us to efficiently and cost-effectively increase broadband capacity through a flexible architecture to support the deployment of R-PHY in the future. It's a win-win situation for our customers, who will gain access to higher speed internet service without seeing any extra cost."

Tags: DSA | Harmonic | CableOS | virtualized cable access | Infowise | DOCSIS 3.1
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Harmonic Introduces Powerful New Analytics-Driven Service for Cable Operators Posted: 01/10/2019
Harmonic Introduces Powerful New Analytics-Driven Service for Cable Operators

Harmonic today announced CableOS™ Central, a new AI-enabled service that features data analytics, 24/7 operational support and engagement tools for cable operators. Designed to complement Harmonic's CableOS virtualized CMTS solution, CableOS Central provides operators with an intelligent and customizable way to proactively identify and address technical issues and network capacity opportunities, enabling delivery of superior-quality internet, voice and video services.

Tags: Harmonic | CableOS Central | Cable Network Diagnostics | AI-enabled | virtualized CMTS
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Comporium Migrates to Distributed Access Architecture with Harmonic CableOS Solution Posted: 27/09/2019
Comporium Migrates to Distributed Access Architecture with Harmonic CableOS Solution

Harmonic today announced that Comporium, a leading cable operator in South Carolina, is powering its DOCSIS 3.1 Gigabit broadband services with a virtualized cable access solution from Harmonic. Featuring a scalable, software-based architecture, Harmonic's CableOS™ solution provides Comporium with a cost-effective solution for delivering cutting-edge internet and video services through a distributed access architecture (DAA).

Tags: Comporium | Distributed Access Architecture | Harmonic | CableOS | Virtualized Cable Access | DOCSIS 3.1 Gigabit
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Pixel Power helps customers transition to software solutions with additional pre-sales and project delivery leaders Posted: 06/08/2019
Pixel Power helps customers transition to software solutions with additional pre-sales and project delivery leaders

Recognising that the transition to highly automated, software-defined broadcast and media solutions can be challenging, Pixel Power has added to its head office team two new staff with enormous practical experience to provide support and guidance to achieve the optimum result for customers. Malorie Delaporte joins as solution manager; Neil Wren joins as pre-sales product specialist.

Tags: Pixel Power | IBC2019 | Playout | IP | Virtualized | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Growing demand for Aperi and rsquo;s virtualized media production technology helps it secure $10m+ in funding Posted: 08/07/2019
Growing demand for Aperi and rsquo;s virtualized media production technology helps it secure $10m+ in funding

Aperi, the pioneer of virtualized media production, has closed a round of funding of more than $10 million (USD) as it seeks to scale to meet the growing demand from customers for its unique range of services. Much of this investment has come from a group of global industry-focused venture capitalists led by software and cloud technology experts Merapar, and including Ocom, Manuardeo, Innov8on and Malvern Ventures LLC, which are drawn from the UK, USA, Europe and Asia.

Tags: Aperi | funding | news | business | production | media | virtualized | Joop Janssen | CEO | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Harmonic Extends Market Leadership with New Capabilities for CableOS Software Posted: 04/06/2019
Harmonic Extends Market Leadership with New Capabilities for CableOS and trade; Software

Harmonic today announced a suite of groundbreaking new capabilities that are being added to its field-proven CableOS™ virtualized cable access solution, including:

Tags: Harmonic | ANGA COM 2019 | CableOS™ | virtualized cable access
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Harmonic Transforms Broadband Service Delivery with Virtualized Cable Access and Video SaaS Solutions at ANGA COM 2019 Posted: 28/05/2019
Harmonic Transforms Broadband Service Delivery with Virtualized Cable Access and Video SaaS Solutions at ANGA COM 2019

ANGA COM 2019 Exhibitor Preview, June 4-6, Cologne, Germany, Hall 7, Stand G20

With the steady global rise in consumption of high-quality video and data services, cable operators and video service providers need to unleash faster broadband speeds while reducing space, power and other cost constraints. At the same time, they need to launch high-quality, low-latency video streaming services quickly, up to UHD HDR. At ANGA COM 2019, Harmonic will demonstrate the power and benefits of its industry-leading virtualized cable access solution CableOS™ and VOS®360 video SaaS solutions, which are deployed by operators and media companies around the globe.

Tags: Harmonic | Virtualized Cable Access | Video SaaS Solutions | ANGA COM 2019 | UHD HDR | CableOS | VOS®360
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Harmonic Announces Virtualized Version of its Market-Leading Spectrum X Media Server Posted: 10/04/2019
Harmonic Announces Virtualized Version of its Market-Leading Spectrum X Media Server
Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced the launch of its virtualized Spectrum™ X solution, a software version of the company's market-leading media server running on customer-provided hardware. Leveraging the power of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) computing, the virtualized solution offers new deployment options and advanced features.
Tags: Harmonic | Virtualized Version | Spectrum X Media Server | COTS Computing | Advanced Features | New Deployment Options
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Stephan Heimbecher Joins Imagine Communications from Sky Deutschland Posted: 27/11/2018
Stephan Heimbecher Joins Imagine Communications from Sky Deutschland

Imagine Communications has appointed Stephan Heimbecher as its new international director of consulting services, based out of Munich, Germany. Heimbecher joins Imagine Communications from Sky Deutschland, where he spent the last 16 years at the helm of innovation and standards for the German media company.

Tags: Imagine Communications | Stephan Heimbecher | Sky Deutschland | international director | consulting services | indystry experts | IP production | playout | IP facility implementation | virtualized deployment | multiplatform delivery | Mathias Eckert | MKM Marcomms
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TVS Cable Deploys DOCSIS 3.1 Broadband Offering with Harmonics CableOS Virtualized Cable Access Solution Posted: 06/11/2018
TVS Cable Deploys DOCSIS 3.1 Broadband Offering with Harmonics CableOS and trade; Virtualized Cable Access Solution
Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced that TVS Cable, a leading regional cable operator headquartered in Kentucky, has deployed Harmonic's CableOS™ virtualized cable access solution for new DOCSIS 3.1 broadband services. The industry's first software-based Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS), Harmonic's CableOS solution enables TVS Cable to provide gigabit internet speeds while overcoming space, power and legacy-hardware complexity constraints.
Tags: TVS Cable | DOCSIS 3.1 | Broadband | Offering | Harmonic | CableOS | Virtualized Cable Access Solution
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