Harmonic Brings Real-World OTT and Broadcast Success to IBC2019

At IBC2019, Harmonic will demonstrate real-world deployments of its unified OTT and broadcast delivery solutions. A variety of deployment strategies will be showcased, including cloud, on-premises and hybrid environments, to demonstrate how service providers, broadcasters and content owners originate and distribute video channels smarter, faster and simpler. Harmonic’s unique approach to video delivery includes cloud-based SaaS solutions that dramatically speed up the launch of new services, including live OTT channels, increase business agility and enhance video experiences.

“At IBC2019, we’re drawing from our extensive deployment experience and showcasing concrete solutions deployed in the field by leading service providers, broadcasters and content owners,” said Tim Warren, senior vice president and chief technology officer at Harmonic. “The video market is highly dynamic, and consumer demand for live OTT services is growing. Harmonic’s expansive solutions portfolio and enhancements in cloud, targeted advertisement and 8K technologies, with a SaaS business approach are designed with a sharp eye to help our customers stay one step ahead of the video evolution.”

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Unified OTT and Broadcast Delivery

Unified delivery workflows running in the cloud and on premises will be demonstrated, which offer service providers a low-latency OTT solution for multiprotocol environments to provide the same delay between broadcast and OTT feeds — key for delivering live sports. In addition, Harmonic will showcase a range of unique workflows for VOS®360 SaaS to launch skinny bundles, create new pop-up channels, deploy disaster recovery and stream live sports in UHD.

Maximize Efficiency & Flexibility with Virtualized, Software and Cloud Playout Solutions

At IBC2019, Harmonic will demonstrate real-world deployments of hybrid SDI/IP, UHD and HDR playout and on-premises/cloud-based channel origination for OTT and broadcast workflows powered by its virtualized Spectrum™ X media servers and VOS360 SaaS. By supporting the SMPTE ST 2110 suite of standards and AMWA IS-04 and IS-05 specifications, Harmonic enables video content and service providers to make a smooth transition to all-IP workflows.

Simplify Live Content Distribution with CDN-Enabled Primary Distribution SaaS

Harmonic’s CDN-enabled Primary Distribution solution, a powerful workflow supported by the company’s VOS360 SaaS, will also be highlighted. With the Primary Distribution SaaS solution, programmers can deliver linear channels to distributors, whether they are traditional pay-TV operators, virtual MVPDs or local broadcasters, anywhere in the world via CDN.

Increase Monetization with Video SaaS for OTT and Broadcast Services

Harmonic will also showcase the powerful dynamic ad insertion (DAI) capabilities in Harmonic’s video SaaS solutions. With the company’s video SaaS solutions, operators can deliver advanced targeted advertisements and optimize ad campaigns to deliver personalized advertisements to viewers in real time. Harmonic’s solutions provide operators and advertisers a unified approach to reach audiences over hybrid broadcast and broadband delivery networks.

Future Zone Brings 8K, AI Technologies to the Forefront

The company will demonstrate high-quality 8K video delivery on 8K connected TVs and legacy mobile devices with EyeQ™ content-aware encoding (CAE), which reduces the required bandwidth by up to 50% while improving quality of experience. AI-based video compression will also be demonstrated, showing how it can reduce bit rates for broadcast and IPTV delivery, improve QoE for OTT and increase density for all applications.

Thought Leadership on AI Video Compression, 8K and 5G at the Future Zone Theatre

Thierry Fautier, vice president of video strategy at Harmonic, will outline the opportunities that 5G networks promise and the challenges ahead for 8K in his “Taking a Look at 8K and 5G Technologies” presentation on Sept.14 at 1:50 p.m. in the Future Zone Theatre (Hall 8, Stand F40).

Also in the Future Zone Theatre, Stephane Cloirec, senior director, video appliances at Harmonic, will speak on how “AI-Driven Video Compression Brings New Revenue Opportunities and Cost Savings for Service Providers” on Sept. 16 at 4:10 p.m.

Harmonic is showcasing its innovative solutions for OTT and next-gen TV delivery, along with real-world deployment examples, at IBC2019, Sept. 13-17, in Amsterdam at Stand 1.B20.

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Harmonic Transforms Broadband Service Delivery at ANGA COM 2019

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.

“The dynamic nature of software is breathing new life into cable access and video delivery workflows,” said Nimrod Ben-Natan, senior vice president and general manager, Cable Access Business at Harmonic. “With software-based and cloud-native solutions, operators and service providers can realize greater operational efficiency, increased agility and scalability. With our flexible, future-forward solutions, operators can deliver gigabit internet and OTT video much faster than ever before, which we are excited to showcase at ANGA COM.”

At ANGA COM 2019, Harmonic will highlight:

Unprecedented Flexibility with Virtualized Cable Access Solution

Harmonic will showcase next-generation capabilities for its field-proven CableOS™ virtualized cable access solution, the industry’s first software-based Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS) and end-to-end Remote PHY system, designed to support both centralized and distributed architectures. Harmonic’s CableOS offering brings market-leading broadband access speeds to consumers and enterprises, while simultaneously overcoming space, power and other legacy hardware technology constraints.

Bold New Performance Enhancements to be Unveiled for CableOS

At ANGA COM 2019, Harmonic will introduce bold new capabilities for CableOS™ that support an array of deployment architectures and significantly enhance power and space performance, leading to greater efficiencies for cable operators. Harmonic will also provide a sneak peek of a new low-latency feature for CableOS that drastically improves gamers’ quality of experience.

Launch OTT Channels Faster Using Video SaaS

Hosted in the public cloud, VOS®360 SaaS unifies the entire media processing chain, allowing operators to launch video streaming services faster, be more agile and simplify operations. By supporting a wide range of business models, VOS360 SaaS enables operators to create and deliver revenue-generating, broadcast-quality OTT streaming services.

Deliver Low-Latency, Live UHD HDR Video Streaming

Harmonic’s groundbreaking end-to-end UHD HDR solution supports the distribution of real-time content to any screen with exceptional QoE and low latency by employing the company’s VOS®360 SaaS for OTT delivery. Attendees can see a demo of VOS360 SaaS delivering UHD HDR video for live sports streaming with fast channel deployment and low latency enabled by CMAF.

Lower Video Bit Rates with AI-Based Encoding

At ANGA COM 2019, Harmonic will demonstrate AI-based encoding and statistical multiplexing using the AVC video compression standard. With AI-based video compression, operators can achieve up to a 20 percent bit rate reduction. During the demo, there will be a side-by-side bit rate comparison of AVC with and without AI enhancements.

Harmonic Brings Thought Leadership on Remote PHY and Virtualization to ANGA COM Conference

Asaf Matatyaou, vice president of solutions and product management of the Cable Access Business at Harmonic, will speak on a panel session on “Modern HFC Infrastructures for the 10 Gigabit Era” during the ANGA COM conference, providing unique insights into Remote PHY and virtualization deployment experiences. The session will take place June 6 from 1:00 to 2:15 p.m. in Room 2 of the Fairgrounds Koelnmesse at Congress Center North.

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Harmonic Showcases Innovations to Monetize, Optimize and Unify OTT and Broadcast at 2019 NAB Show

At the 2019 NAB Show, Harmonic will demonstrate its approach to unified video delivery solutions for all deployment scenarios — including SaaS, cloud and hybrid environments — for smarter, faster and simpler distribution of OTT and broadcast channels. Harmonic’s video SaaS and software-based solutions dramatically increase business agility for broadcasters, content owners and service providers, enabling them to launch services quickly and provide better-quality video experiences, including UHD HDR, on every screen.

“The video market continues to evolve at a rapid pace, with consumer demand for higher quality experiences on more screens pushing the need for unified video delivery systems,” said Tim Warren, senior vice president and chief technology officer, video business, at Harmonic. “Now more than ever, operators need a scalable, flexible and reliable video streaming solution. We’re helping operators monetize the rapid changes happening in the media and broadcast worlds through SaaS and software that support revenue-boosting services, such as live sports streaming with low latency, pristine UHD HDR video, and skinny bundles.”

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Drive OTT Monetization with SaaS

Harmonic’s VOS®360 SaaS enables smart repurposing of live and linear content for delivery on any screen, improving content monetization for operators. At the 2019 NAB Show, Harmonic will demonstrate enhanced channel origination workflow capabilities in the cloud for its VOS360 media processing as a service, which leverages playout and graphic branding functionalities to maximize efficiency and monetization.

Harmonic will also showcase dynamic ad insertion capabilities for VOS360 SaaS that enable operators to deliver advanced targeted advertisements and replace content during blackouts, increasing monetization for OTT content and improving the end-user experience. A new built-in manifest manipulator for VOS360 SaaS will be shown, allowing operators to support all major OTT use cases and assure compliance with content rights and regulations.

Unify OTT and Broadcast Delivery with Video SaaS

At the 2019 NAB Show, Harmonic will demonstrate its VOS360 SaaS solution’s simultaneous support of unique workflows for OTT and next-gen TV delivery. The company will highlight innovative solutions for unified OTT and broadcast delivery, including HDR channel origination, statmux, and disaster recovery scenarios, as well as unveil a CDN-enabled primary distribution solution supported by VOS360 SaaS.

Harmonic will also demonstrate hybrid VOS360 SaaS channel origination and on-premise playout controlled by Crispin automation, and its unique cloud-based approach to ATSC 3.0, supporting hybrid services that combine over-the-air broadcast with OTT streaming services.

Achieve Rock-Solid Reliability and Efficiency for UHD and IP Workflows

Harmonic will demonstrate media over IP studio production and UHD playout workflows, featuring software-based Spectrum™ X media servers controlled by third-party automation systems. Harmonic’s solutions support the SMPTE ST 2110 suite of standards and AMWA IS-04 and IS-05 specifications, enabling video content and service providers to make a smooth transition to all-IP workflows. Harmonic’s channel origination solutions featuring playout and graphic branding can be deployed on-premises as an appliance or virtualized solution, and in the cloud as part of Harmonic’s VOS360 SaaS. Support is provided for hybrid workflows, where on-premises and cloud systems are controlled by a common automation and MAM using Harmonic’s open APIs for easy integration.

Look into the Future

Harmonic will demonstrate several new innovations including one of the world’s first AI-based variable frame rate encoding methods for live HD content on legacy set-top boxes. There will also be a demo of 8K immersive media featuring stunning NASA content and AI-based video compression, which enables superior QoE for video delivery over any network.

Hear About Innovations in Video Delivery

Harmonic executives will participate in a number of sessions at the Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology Conference at the 2019 NAB Show, presenting sessions that elaborate on innovations related to applying AI to video compression, optimizing live OTT services, demystifying UHD HDR, real-world ATSC 3.0 deployments, and big data’s role in service availability.

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Harmonic Leads the Charge for Virtualized Cable Access and Video Streaming at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo

Harmonic’s software-centric solutions are enabling the next generation of IP-based cable services, including scalable gigabit internet and superior-quality multiscreen video.

“Increased competition from OTT service providers and shifting consumer behaviors have created a challenge and opportunity for global cable operators,” said Nimrod Ben-Natan, senior vice president and general manager of Harmonic’s Cable Access Business. “Operators today need to be nimble, reducing costs while delivering market-leading broadband and video services. At SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, we will demonstrate how new smarter software-based cable access and video streaming solutions enable operators to meet this challenge with unprecedented scalability, simplicity and efficiency.”

Unleash Broadband Potential With Virtualized Cable Access

Harmonic will unveil next-generation capabilities for its CableOS™ virtualized cable access solution at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. The CableOS solution is the industry’s first software-based Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS) and end-to-end Remote PHY system, designed from the ground up to support both centralized and distributed architectures. Powering the world’s first virtualized cable access networks, Harmonic’s CableOS offering brings market-leading broadband access speeds to consumers and enterprises while simultaneously overcoming space, power and other legacy hardware technology constraints.

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Bring Video Streaming Services to Life Faster With SaaS

At SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, Harmonic will also showcase breathtaking images featuring NASA content from the world’s first 24/7 UHD HDR video streaming service, powered by the VOS®360 Video SaaS solution for media processing and delivery. In addition, Harmonic will demonstrate how operators can improve consumer quality of experience through artificial intelligence-based technology found in the company’s award-winning EyeQ™ content-aware encoding solution.

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Harmonic’s Thought Leadership Shines Bright at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo

Asaf Matatyaou, vice president, solutions and product management, Cable Access Business, at Harmonic, will present at the “Distributed Access Architecture (DAA)” pre-conference session on Monday, Oct. 22, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in room B405/406/407. The session will cover the newest DAA technology trends and deployments.

In addition, Matatyaou will speak about “Virtualizing the CMTS: Who’s Doing What in vCMTS-ville” during a panel discussion on Monday, Oct. 22, from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. in room B406.

Harmonic will showcase its latest innovations at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2018, Oct. 22-25, in Atlanta at booth 2145.

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Smarter, Faster, Simpler: Harmonic Brings a Bold Approach to Video Streaming at IBC2018

Embracing Harmonic’s smarter, faster and simpler software-centric approach for video delivery, broadcasters, content owners and service providers can increase their business agility, launching services faster and more reliably.

“The media and broadcast industries are evolving at a rapid pace as operators need to deliver higher quality of experiences, reach more screen types, and increase monetization. Having a scalable, flexible and, even more importantly, reliable video streaming solution at their disposal is imperative,” said Tim Warren, senior vice president and chief technology officer at Harmonic. “Whether an operator is looking to launch a new skinny bundle, needs a reliable disaster recovery solution, a live sports streaming platform with low latency, or the ability to deliver pristine UHD HDR, we can help them get started in no time, with a fast ROI and minimal upfront investment.”

SaaS Supports a Variety of Business Models for Increased Efficiency and Cost Savings
Harmonic’s VOS™360 media processing SaaS covers the entire media processing chain, simplifying OTT workflows. At IBC2018, Harmonic will demonstrate enhanced channel origination workflow capabilities in the cloud for VOS360 SaaS, which leverage playout and graphic branding functionalities and open up new levels of efficiency and monetization including brand reinforcement, pop-up channels, rapid service deployment and expansion, and graphic avails.

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Harmonic will also showcase disaster recovery scenarios with VOS360 SaaS leveraging the cloud. VOS360 SaaS provides the disaster recovery facilities for broadcast and video streaming applications, mixing the benefits of a resilient, elastic and secure offering with a usage-based pricing model, which is an ideal solution for temporary live sports events.

Harmonic will also unveil new SaaS-based statistical multiplexing capabilities that enable service providers to statmux multiple UHD channels in a single pool or with HD MPEG-4 encoded channels for broadcast delivery. This bold approach allows for simultaneous support of next-generation OTT streaming and traditional complex broadcast statmux delivery systems.

Additionally, Harmonic and its ecosystem partners will unveil a new groundbreaking, out-of-this-world UHD HDR OTT service powered by VOS360 SaaS.

Dynamic Ad Insertion (DAI) Boosts OTT Content Monetization

Harmonic will unveil new content replacement and personalization features for VOS360 SaaS. VOS360 SaaS enables operators to deliver advanced server-side targeted advertisements; personalize content delivery per audience, geography or syndication; and leverage SCTE 224 to replace content during blackouts, ultimately increasing monetization for OTT content and resulting in increased revenues.

New Origin Capabilities Improve OTT Delivery

Harmonic will highlight new best-in-class origin capabilities supporting unified CMAF with DASH and HLS, providing low latency on every screen and support for various ecosystems.

Encoding Support for Dolby AC-4 Enables Next-Generation Audio Experiences

At IBC2018, Harmonic will demonstrate support for Dolby AC-4, a next-generation audio format developed by Dolby. Dolby AC-4 is an end-to-end solution that provides broadcasters and service operators the most efficient way to deliver high-quality, accessible, immersive and personalized sound. It is also the only next-generation audio format capable of delivering Dolby Atmos.

Peek Into the Future With Innovative Demos on AV1, AI and VR

Harmonic will demonstrate several new innovations at IBC2018, including AV1 encoding capabilities for VOD content; artificial intelligence (AI) encoding technology that improves QoE for live video; and 8K tiling technology for the delivery of VOD VR content with Tiledmedia, Digital Immersion and Viaccess-Orca.

Harmonic will showcase its latest innovations at IBC2018, Sept. 14-18 in Amsterdam at stand 1.B20.

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