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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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Channel One Russia Improves Broadcast Quality With Interra Systems BATON QC Solution Posted: 13/06/2017
Interra Systems, a leading global provider of software products and solutions to the digital media industry, today announced that Channel One Russia has deployed Interra Systems' BATON(R) automated, file-based QC solution to speed up quality control operations and improve its broadcast operations. Offering comprehensive quality checks, rapid verification speed, multi-threaded validation, and seamless integration with third-party technological ecosystem components, BATON enables Russia's leading television broadcaster to distribute superior-quality HD content to viewers around the world.
Tags: Interra Systems | Channel One Russia | Broadcast | BATON QC Solution | workflow | verification speed | broadcast
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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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Spanish Production Company Delivers 300 Hours of Live Content With AVIWEST System Posted: 06/06/2017
AVIWEST, a global provider of video contribution systems, today announced that Star Planning, a Spanish production company, has selected AVIWEST's PRO180-RA video uplink system, QUAD wideband external cellular antenna arrays, and StreamHub transceivers to deliver live broadcast transmissions of "Destino Santiago," a reality TV program streamed live by TV Galicia, a public television broadcaster in Spain.
Tags: Spanish Production Company | live content | AVIWEST System | Destino Santiago | Star Planning | PRO180-RA video uplink system | UAD wideband external cellular antenna arrays
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Triveni Digital CSO To Keynote at IEEE International Symposium Posted: 31/05/2017
Triveni Digital today announced that Dr. Richard Chernock, the company's chief science officer and chair of ATSC's Technology and Standards Group (TG3), will deliver a keynote address at the IEEE International Symposium on Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting in Cagliari, Italy. On June 7 at 9:00 a.m., Chernock will provide an update on ATSC 3.0, the world's first broadcast television system that uses IP encapsulation for both streaming television and file delivery.
Tags: Triveni Digital | CSO | Keynote | IEEE International Symposium | ATSC Technology and Standards Group | Richard Chernock
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Viaccess-Orca Acquires Squadeo for Best-in-Class Mobile Video Experience Posted: 25/05/2017
Viaccess-Orca, a global leader in the protection and enhancement of content services, announced today that it has acquired Squadeo, a global provider of secure cross-platform OTT premium video solutions for the TV industry. The integration of Squadeo's multimedia QuickPlayer further strengthens Viaccess-Orca's Connected Sentinel Player (CSP) offering, enabling an end-to-end solution for delivering live and VOD content to PC, Mac(R) and connected mobile devices, including Android(TM) and iOS(R).
Tags: Viaccess-Orca | Squadeo | Best-in-Class | Mobile Video Experience | consumption | Paul Molinier
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Sminn Gears Up for 4K Multiscreen Services With Broadpeak Multicast ABR Technology Posted: 25/05/2017
Broadpeak(R), a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) technologies and live and video-on-demand (VOD) servers for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, today announced that Icelandic telecommunications operator Sminn has launched a service supporting 4K video content with new set-top boxes (STBs) capable of reception through Broadpeak's nanoCDN(TM) solution. Leveraging home networks, nanoCDN enables Sminn to cost-effectively manage the consumption peaks of live services for an unlimited number of simultaneous viewers using only a few megabits per second from its network. Broadpeak's solution relies on multicast technology to ensure high-quality video delivery with zero latency.
Tags: Broadpeak | nanoCDN | quality | Multicast ABR technology | Sminn | HTTP | Jacques Le Mancq
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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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Broadpeak ANGA COM 2017 Exhibitor Preview Posted: 17/05/2017
Broadpeak(R) will demonstrate several new capabilities of its nanoCDN(TM) multicast ABR technology at ANGA COM 2017. nanoCDN multicast ABR makes live HTTP video delivery to any device truly scalable by turning millions of broadband gateways, cable modems, Wi-Fi routers, or STBs into active components of an operator's content delivery infrastructure. Leveraging home networks, operators can cost-effectively manage the consumption peaks of live multiscreen services for millions of simultaneous viewers using only a few megabits per second from their network.
Tags: Broadpeak | ANGA COM 2017 | zero latency | Live Video Streaming | HTTP Delivery | Satellite | nanoCDN | multicast
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Broadpeak BroadcastAsia2017 Exhibitor Preview Posted: 11/05/2017
The Asia-Pacific broadcast and pay-TV sectors are experiencing significant growth, with OTT TV and video revenues expected to reach $18.4 billion in 2021, according to Digital TV Research. At BroadcastAsia2017, Broadpeak(R) will address these trends through demonstrations of its latest innovations in CDN, video streaming, and video analytics solutions. Using Broadpeak solutions, content providers and pay-TV operators dramatically improve the user experience delivered over managed networks and OTT.
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Quickline Chooses Broadpeak CDN Solutions to Power Its New IPTV and OTT Multiscreen Service Posted: 11/05/2017
Broadpeak(R), a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) technologies for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, today announced that Swiss cable operator Quickline has launched a new service powered by Broadpeak solutions. Quickline TV Service provides IPTV and OTT subscribers with over 400 channels of live and on-demand content, including cloud PVR. Through Broadpeak's BkS300, BkS400, and BkS100 video servers; BkM100 CDN manager; and BkA100 video delivery analytics, Quickline can guarantee a world-class quality of experience (QoE) for subscribers anytime, anywhere, on every screen.
Tags: Quickline | Broadpeak | CDN Solutions | IPTV | OTT Multiscreen Service | Cloud PVR Services | Quality
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Mobibase Distributes TV Azteca Channels Worldwide Posted: 11/05/2017
Mobibase, a leading TV channel and VOD provider that distributes content globally to any connected device, announced today that it has signed a new distribution agreement with TV Azteca, one of the largest producers of Spanish-language television programming in the world. Mobibase will distribute TV Azteca channels through its Hispanic package, bringing a premium entertainment experience to Spanish-speaking television viewers.
Tags: Mobibase | TV Azteca Channels | hispanic | distribution | TV channel | video on demand | programming | television
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Viaccess-Orca CommunicAsia2017 Exhibitor Preview Posted: 11/05/2017
Within the pay-TV industry, there has been an increase in technology convergence and disruption of traditional business models. To stay competitive and open up new monetization opportunities, service providers need to adopt next-generation technologies such as the cloud, virtual reality (VR), and big data -- delivering more immersive video experiences to end-users.
Tags: Viaccess-Orca | CommunicAsia2017 | 360-Degree | Immersive Virtual Reality Video | Virtual Arena
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