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Vidgo Launches 100+ Channel Live Streaming Service Powered by Harmonic Posted: 15/01/2020
Vidgo Launches 100+ Channel Live Streaming Service Powered by Harmonic

VOS360 Live Streaming Platform Provides Rapid Service Scaling for OTT Delivery

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Jan. 14, 2020 — Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced that Vidgo has launched a new OTT service powered by Harmonic's VOS®360 Live Streaming Platform. Vidgo's live TV streaming service featuring sports, news and entertainment, boasts more than 100 premium channels including ABC, Comedy Central, ESPN, Fox, and the NFL Network as well as a Latino package for Spanish-speaking viewers. By handling the complete end-to-end media processing and delivery workflow for Vidgo, Harmonic's VOS360 platform simplifies live streaming from source to screen, speeds up time to market for new channels and enables rapid service scaling.

"A large, diverse content catalog is critically important for an OTT streaming service to be successful, and Vidgo has set a high bar in this regard. Our new streaming service gives subscribers a simple, convenient way to watch live TV anytime, on any device, ensuring that sports fans never miss important matches, fights and games on some of the most popular channels available," said Shane Cannon, CEO at Vidgo. 

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AVIWEST Technology Ensures Flawless Live Coverage of the Majlis Al-Shura Elections in Oman Posted: 15/01/2020
AVIWEST Technology Ensures Flawless Live Coverage of the Majlis Al-Shura Elections in Oman

AVIWEST, a leading provider of video contribution systems, announced today that the Public Authority for Radio and TV (PART) of the Sultanate of Oman deployed a complete AVIWEST solution to broadcast live coverage of the October 2019 Majlis Al-Shura elections, which take place every four years. PART selected the AVIWEST PRO3 Series HEVC bonded cellular transmitters, QUAD antennas, and StreamHub transceiver to broadcast live from any location, even in remote areas with limited connectivity. ApexTec served as the distributor, ensuring a seamless product deployment.

"For such an important event in the Sultanate, broadcasting live election footage with greater efficiency and simplicity was key," said Said Al Shreqi, director general of PART. "The AVIWEST solution offered us an affordable way to stream live, high-quality video successfully from any voting center in the region."

 

Tags: AVIWEST | Majlis Al-Shura Elections | Cellular Video Solution | video contribution systems | Public Authority for Radio and TV | PRO3 Series HEVC | StreamHub transceiver
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Speedcast and Blue Arcus to Power 4G LTE Infrastructure for Australias Norfolk Island Telecom Posted: 10/01/2020
Speedcast and Blue Arcus to Power 4G LTE Infrastructure for Australias Norfolk Island Telecom

Speedcast, the world's most trusted provider of remote communication and IT solutions (ASX: SDA), announced today that it has been awarded a U.S. $3 million project to modernize the network infrastructure of Norfolk Island Telecom in Australia. Speedcast has partnered with Blue Arcus Technologies, a leading supplier of turnkey network solutions, to provide Norfolk Island Telecom with a cutting-edge 4G LTE mobile network, associated support systems and PSTN soft-switch with fibre backhaul and multi-service access nodes. Using Speedcast's 4G LTE network infrastructure and satellite backhaul solutions, the operator is empowered to deliver faster broadband speeds and enhanced mobile services.

 

 

Tags: Speedcast | Blue Arcus Technologies | 4G LTE | Norfolk Island Telecom | satellite Backhaul | remote communication
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Broadpeak at CES 2020 Posted: 16/12/2019
Broadpeak at CES 2020

 

 

Today, quality is a critical success factor for video streaming services. Consumers want to watch video in the highest resolutions, with the lowest latency, on every screen. To deliver an amazing quality of experience (QoE) anywhere on any device, content providers and pay-TV operators need innovative content delivery solutions.

At CES 2020, Broadpeak® will showcase its groundbreaking solutions that provide the best video QoE through improved delivery within the operator's network, as well as inside the home network.  Demos will include:

• Gaining control over streaming quality: Broadpeak will give a sneak peak of its new solution that improves the quality of video streaming on any ABR screen — independently from the player. The solution can be used to reduce latency on live streams, deliver higher bit-rates for on-demand content and reduce video quality changes when networking conditions vary.

• Optimizing Wi-Fi: At CES 2020, Broadpeak will launch its new Wi-Fi Optimizer, which prioritizes video delivery over the other traffic in the home (e.g., video streaming vs. downloading a file), assuring optimum quality for consumers.

 

 

Tags: Broadpeak | CES 2020 | video streaming services | content providers | pay-TV operators | content delivery solutions
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Broadpeak Joins ETSI, Strengthens the Companys Involvement in 3GPP Standards Development Posted: 21/11/2019
Broadpeak Joins ETSI, Strengthens the Companys Involvement in 3GPP Standards Development

Broadpeak®, a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, today announced that it is now a member of ETSI, a leading standardization organization for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) standards fulfilling European and global market needs. By joining ETSI, Broadpeak will play an important role in helping to create mobile standards, including 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) for the next generations of mobile telecommunications, starting with the evolutions of 5G.

"ETSI and 3GPP are shaping the 5G mobile network future, and we're excited to be a part of the tremendous work that they do," said Jacques Le Mancq, CEO at Broadpeak. "Technology is evolving, and the team at Broadpeak looks forward to sharing its experience and vision about how technologies such as Multi-Access Edge Computing and Network Function Virtualization, along with other 3GPP contributions, can enhance video streaming over mobile networks."

Tags: Broadpeak | ETSI | 3GPP Standards | content delivery network | CDN | pay-TV operators | ICT
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Viaccess-Orca to Host Webinar on Cutting-Edge Anti-Piracy Strategies Posted: 18/11/2019
Viaccess-Orca to Host Webinar on Cutting-Edge Anti-Piracy Strategies

Viaccess-Orca (VO), a global leader providing OTT and TV platforms, content protection, and advanced data solutions, announced today a new webinar titled, "Defining and Executing a Piracy Management Strategy Through Cutting-Edge Technologies and Services."

Ignoring piracy is not an option: the need for an efficient and personalized anti-piracy strategy is critical.

Nov. 26, 3:00 p.m. GMT --  register at http://bit.ly/37lP8Vh.

• Content piracy has evolved over the last few years with the democratization of IP-based video delivery.

• Pirates have found ways to bypass traditional content protection technologies, redistribute, and monetize pirated content.

• Broadcasters and service providers face immense pressure to increase subscribers, ensure revenues, avoid churn, protect their brand reputation, and comply with rights-holders' content-protection requirements.

• Licensing pictures or events on an exclusive basis has proven to be increasingly challenging for rights holders due to rampant piracy.

By relying on experts and specialized tools — such as dynamic watermarking, DRM, breach detection, and password-sharing identification — service providers can anticipate piracy risks, instantly identify the source of piracy, and take counteractions. The webinar will discuss why media companies should build a piracy-management strategy and how it can be supported by VO, a leader in content protection technologies.

 

Tags: Viaccess-Orca | Anti-Piracy Strategies | VO | OTT | TV platforms | Dr. Guillaume Forbin | Kevin Le Jannic
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WORK Microwave Teams Up With SAIT on High-Performance Downlink Solution for CubeSats and SmallSats Posted: 15/11/2019
WORK Microwave Teams Up With SAIT on High-Performance Downlink Solution for CubeSats and SmallSats

WORK Microwave, a leading European manufacturer of advanced satellite communications equipment, today announced a new partnership with SAIT, a leader in the high-throughput data handling and transmission systems for small satellites and manned space systems, to provide downlinks for CubeSat and SmallSat applications. Recently, the companies completed a successful communication transmission test between WORK Microwave's industry-leading AR-80 wideband demodulator and SAIT's space qualified transceiver, proving that their combined solution is ready to power space, commercial, government, and science missions.

 

"Performance is an important metric of satellite communications equipment, especially for space missions," said Andrew Kuzmenko, CTO at SAIT. "Teaming up with WORK Microwave, we are able to provide an extremely powerful and reliable solution for space-born missions and satellite earth observation."

 

SAIT's transmitter portfolio supports everything from CubeSats to large satellites and deep space spacecraft, offering up to 10 years' design life. The company's downlink transmitters feature the industry's highest throughput, state-of-the-art adaptive error correction coding and modulation, flexible interface options, and small size, weight, and power.

Tags: WORK Microwave | SAIT | CubeSats | SmallSats | Space Tech Expo Europe 2019 | AR-80 wideband
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Partner Communications Selects Broadpeaks Server-Side Ad Insertion Solution Posted: 13/11/2019
Partner Communications Selects Broadpeaks Server-Side Ad Insertion Solution

Broadpeak®, a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, today announced that Partner Communications Company (NASDAQ and TASE: PTNR), a leading provider of telecommunications services in Israel, will deploy its server-side ad insertion (SSAI) solution. Integrating Broadpeak's SSAI solution with other Broadpeak technologies already deployed, including origin server, CDN, and cloud PVR, will enable Partner Communications to deliver personalized ads within VOD content, helping it to better monetize its cutting-edge OTT television service.

"We chose Broadpeak's server-side ad insertion solution because it is flexible and simple to integrate with other ecosystem equipment, eliminating the need to perform complex ad insertion at the video level," said Ronen Gutmanovitz, head of TV technologies at Partner Communications.

The operator will use Google Ad Manager, iFeelSmart for the client application, and Broadpeak's solutions for manifest manipulation. Broadpeak's ad insertion solution allows Partner Communications to personalize ads. Broadpeak's SSAI solution avoids rebuffering during ads and defeats ad blockers, ensuring a superior television experience for end users. In addition, iFeelSmart has integrated Broadpeak SmartLib, which enables avoiding ad skipping and provides client-side analytics information. Broadpeak's BkA100 video delivery analytics system then displays this information, combining it with server feedback, in order to provide decision makers with a comprehensive view of the entire system.

Tags: Partner Communications | Broadpeak | Server-Side Ad Insertion | SSAI | OTT Ads | content delivery network | CDN
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DVB Approves DVB-I Specification, an Internet-Centric Solution for Linear Television Services Posted: 13/11/2019
DVB Approves DVB-I Specification, an Internet-Centric Solution for Linear Television Services

DVB, an industry consortium that develops open, interoperable technical specifications for the delivery of digital media and broadcast services, today announced the approval of its DVB-I specification by the DVB Steering Board in Geneva. It has been published as DVB BlueBook A177.

The DVB-I specification aims to ensure that linear television delivered over the internet is as user-friendly and robust as a traditional broadcast television experience. It offers the possibility for linear television services to be delivered to any device with a suitable internet connection and media player, including TV sets, smartphones, tablets and media streaming devices.

"In developing an internet-centric solution for linear television services, we are providing the industry with a crucial missing piece that raises internet-based delivery to the same level in the DVB ecosystem as RF-based content delivery," said DVB Chair Peter MacAvock. "With these building blocks, addressing the discovery of DVB-I services and the delivery of programme metadata, DVB offers broadcasters and operators an exciting new deployment option."

The DVB-I specification defines DVB-I Service Lists, a means for internet-connected devices to find curated sets of linear television services that may be delivered through broadband or broadcast mechanisms. It also defines the methods to retrieve electronic programme data for those services, which can be integrated into a single coherent offering that is accessed through a consistent user interface.

Tags: DVB | Linear Television Services | BlueBook A177 | open technical specifications | digital media | broadcast services
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Thomson Broadcast, Supported by Viaccess-Orca, to Secure Malian Public Broadcaster DTT Deployment Posted: 12/11/2019
Thomson Broadcast, Supported by Viaccess-Orca, to Secure Malian Public Broadcaster DTT Deployment

Viaccess-Orca (VO), an Orange Group company and a global leader providing OTT and TV platforms, content protection, and advanced data solutions, announced today that the Malian Transmission and Broadcasting Corporation (SMTD) in West Africa has chosen VO's cardless Conditional Access System (CAS) to secure its free-to-view and pay-TV platforms as part of a nationwide government initiative to roll out digital terrestrial television (DTT). Thomson Broadcast has been tasked with handling the deployment for SMTD's new infrastructure, while also supplying the video headend, contribution and distribution network, and TV transmitters.

"We are excited about offering digital terrestrial television in Mali, as it will significantly improve our viewers' quality of experience while offering a broader range of content choices," said Ismaila Togola, CEO of SMTD. "Working with Thomson Broadcast and Viaccess-Orca, both leaders in their respective industries, will help us get this new DTT service securely deployed to market."

Tags: Viaccess-Orca | AfricaCom 2019 | Thomson Broadcast | DTT | CAS | Orange Group | SMTD | Conditional Access System
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NBN Co Launches Groundbreaking Business Satellite Service Created, Designed and Managed by Speedcast Posted: 11/11/2019
NBN Co Launches Groundbreaking Business Satellite Service Created, Designed and Managed by Speedcast

Speedcast, the world's most trusted provider of highly reliable, fully managed, remote communication and IT solutions, announced today that Australian government-owned infrastructure provider NBN Co is now delivering satellite services in collaboration with Speedcast to business and government users across regional and remote parts of the country. NBN Co's new Business Satellite Service (BSS) leverages an extensive network designed, built and managed by Speedcast Managed Services, with access to up to 58 beams from 10 gateways, two data centers, and a network operations center powering the company's new high-data internet and IoT service offerings.

NBN Co's BSS offerings are initially focused on remote business requirements for high-data internet access and IoT services, with an additional product — Access Bandwidth Service — to launch next year. NBN Co's BSS is a pioneering platform, showcasing the experience of NBN and Speedcast in delivering satellite services to business customers. Speedcast's managed service supports an unparalleled range of services, technical capabilities, and service levels through best-in-class satellite technology, a custom-built OSS/BSS platform and a 24/7 network operations center. Speedcast will play an important role in helping secure NBN Co's future as an industry-leading infrastructure provider.

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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."

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Broadpeak at AfricaCom 2019 Posted: 04/11/2019
Broadpeak at AfricaCom 2019

The video streaming market in Africa is accelerating, with OTT movie and TV revenues expected to reach over $1 billion in 2024, according to Digital TV Research. As content providers and pay-TV operators look to take advantage of new business and monetization opportunities, they need scalable, cost-effective content delivery solutions that ensure a flawless quality of experience across all screens, whether delivered over managed or unmanaged networks.

At AfricaCom 2019, Broadpeak® will demonstrate how it's leading the charge for better quality of experience (QoE) and efficient content delivery through its CDN, multicast ABR (mABR), and local video-caching solutions.

A Powerful CDN for Multiscreen Video Delivery
Broadpeak will demonstrate its CDN solution for TV Everywhere at AfricaCom 2019. Broadpeak CDN is a scalable multiscreen solution that is designed to ensure the best video QoE for subscribers on every device, with increased bandwidth and storage efficiency. By supporting a variety of advanced applications, including nonlinear TV, multiscreen, Cloud PVR, and ad insertion, Broadpeak's CDN increases monetization for operators. The comprehensive solution includes a centralized management and monitoring system, origin packager, caching servers, and analytics.

Tags: Broadpeak | AfricaCom 2019 | OTT | CDN | nanoCDN | multicast ABR | Video Caching
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Viaccess-Orca Strengthens Leadership Team With Appointment of CSO Posted: 04/11/2019
Viaccess-Orca Strengthens Leadership Team With Appointment of CSO

Viaccess-Orca (VO), a global leader providing OTT and TV platforms, content protection, and advanced data solutions, announced today the appointment of Guillaume Forbin as Chief Security Officer. Forbin will ensure that VO's content protection solutions — including CAS, DRM, and secure video player — and associated services address current and future TV piracy threats. Under Forbin's strategic vision, content owners and providers around the world will be able to better protect the distribution of content across all devices, safeguarding their brands, businesses, and revenues.

Tags: Viaccess-Orca | Guillaume Forbin | VO | Philippe Lasry | Arnaud Alvarez
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Broadpeak Drives Higher-Quality Television Experiences in the Android TV Environment Posted: 01/11/2019
Broadpeak Drives Higher-Quality Television Experiences in the Android TV Environment

Broadpeak®, a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, today announced that its nanoCDN™ multicast ABR and umbrellaCDN™ CDN selection solutions are gaining significant momentum in the Android TV environment. As the popularity of Android TV dramatically grows, with 99.2 million devices expected to be shipped by 2022 and more than 140 pay-TV operators using Android TV, Broadpeak's video delivery solutions are empowering content providers and pay-TV operators around the world to offer better-quality television experiences on Android TV screens.

"Android TV is the fastest-growing platform in the digital TV market, used by tens of millions of consumers and hundreds of operators," said Jacques Le Mancq, CEO at Broadpeak. "By integrating several of Broadpeak's video delivery solutions into the Android TV framework, we're enabling content providers and operators to take full advantage of the environment, offering support for ultra-low-latency live streaming, server-side ad insertion and replacement, advanced video analytics, cloud PVR, and the ability to deliver an exceptional UHD and HDR broadcast-quality experience."

Broadpeak will demonstrate its solutions for Android TV during the APAC Android TV Summit, Nov. 12-14, in Bangkok, Thailand at The Berkeley Hotel Pratunam in Suite 13304. Key highlights will include:

nanoCDN™ multicast ABR for Android TV operator tier: Deployed on more than 100 devices, Broadpeak's nanoCDN multicast ABR solution enables pay-TV operators to deliver content on an Android TV operator-tier set-top box (STB), using multicast to carry ABR formats (e.g., CMAF) and solving the issues of scalability and latency raised by ABR distribution.

Tags: Broadpeak | Android TV | nanoCDN multicast ABR | umbrellaCDN | APAC Android TV Summit | content delivery network
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