V-Nova expands US market presence with Executive Sales appointment

BillHendlerHe will be responsible for helping spearhead V-Nova’s growth in the fast-evolving areas of video compression and live contribution as well as advancing the PERSEUS codec into the U.S market.

Hendler, who brings more than 30 years of business leadership to V-Nova, has previously acted as Chief Technology Officer at Chyron, Director of Strategic Development for LiveU and Key Account Sales Director with Imagine Communications.

“Bill is a seasoned professional with substantial experience working with broadcasters, service providers, media companies and sport organisations,” says Matt Hughes, SVP of Global Sales, V-Nova. “He brings an extensive professional network within the media space that will help expand our market share and influence on the industry.”

Hendler will work closely with Hughes and V-Nova’s leadership team to cement the position of V-Nova’s leading products, solutions and services in the U.S market.

“I am thrilled to join V-Nova at a time of tremendous opportunity and growth,” says Bill Hendler. “V-Nova has a long-standing history of entrepreneurial spirit and innovation in the media space. I look forward to expanding our market presence and influence to effectively improve our value proposition to customers through offering leading products and services.”

Bill Hendler will take up his position immediately.

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Harmonic Announces its CableOS™ Virtualized Cable Access Solution Supports Cloud-Native Deployments

Harmonic announced that its groundbreaking CableOS™ virtualized cable access software is available as a cloud-native containerized and Kubernetes-orchestrated solution, enabling new levels of scalability, reliability and efficiency for operators. Building on the CableOS solution’s original microservices software architecture, the new cloud-native offering will be a key enabler of the broader SDN and NFV transformation beginning to take hold in the cable industry. Featuring a rich and extensible API-based software architecture that is integrated with third-party provisioning, cloud networking and orchestration applications, the CableOS cloud-native solution has been successfully deployed by a tier-1 cable operator.

“Virtualizing the CMTS core was our first step toward unleashing a more flexible and scalable cable access architecture — and we are pleased to see this solution deployed by a growing number of global cable operators,” said Nimrod Ben-Natan, senior vice president and general manager, cable access business, at Harmonic. “Now, through cloud-native support, our CableOS solution delivers a new level of performance and density while enabling operational benefits, such as automated deployment and more granular system upgrades, in the delivery of competitive gigabit services. By aligning the CableOS solution with our companywide cloud-native strategy, Harmonic is leading a powerful new era of growth and efficiency for cable operators around the world.”

The CableOS software core can be deployed on either dedicated COTS servers or on cloud compute data centers, natively supporting both centralized hub-collapsed CMTS architectures and distributed access architectures (DAA). The new containerized and Kubernetes-orchestrated CableOS solution has been successfully deployed in both of these architectures. With a growing number of cable operators planning to migrate to both SDN/NFV core networks and DAA, Harmonic’s CableOS offering is uniquely positioned as a powerful bridge to cable’s future that is real and deployable today.

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RTÉ invests in Mediaproxy LogServer for compliance logging and monitoring

Mediaproxy, the leading provider of software-based IP broadcast solutions, has announced that Ireland’s national broadcaster RTÉ has chosen LogServer to produce detailed reports on the quality and performance of RTÉ’s output of services for compliance to broadcast regulation. The installation was deployed by Dublin-headquartered Broadcast Video Services (BVS).

Based in Dublin, RTÉ produces and distributes a diverse portfolio of news, entertainment, original drama, children’s programming and sports content across flagship channel RTÉ One and RTÉ2.

LogServer is Mediaproxy’s software-based solution for broadcast logging, monitoring, and real-time compliance reporting. It features sophisticated compliance recording applications including the ability to seamlessly record multiple channels concurrently, which are then reviewed and monitored live. The platform monitors video, audio and real-time data from a variety of sources used in broadcasting today, including 4K, IP, SDI, SMPTE 2022-6, SMPTE 2110, HLS, RTMP and radio sources.

“As a large and innovative national broadcaster, we need to monitor all of our broadcasts across linear and online channels reliably and efficiently,” said Paul Hennessy, Senior Technical Project Manager, RTÉ. “Our legacy system had reached end of life so we went to tender for a replacement. After evaluating a number of options we concluded that Mediaproxy provided the best overall fit in terms of our internal systems and our budget, and it will help deliver a better quality experience for our viewers. We worked very closely with BVS who did an excellent job in configuring the solution to our needs.”


Commenting on RTÉ’s implementation of LogServer, Mediaproxy CEO, Erik Otto said, “The broadcast engineering team at RTÉ have very high expectations for their content and we are pleased to be able to help them meet their requirements in terms of compliance, quality of service, and future flexibility.”


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