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Jean Macher

Jean Macher is Business Development Director of SaaS Solutions for Harmonic where he drives the marketing effort for next-generation video solutions in the Americas. Macher joined Harmonic as part of the acquisition of Thomson Video Networks, bringing with him more than 20 years of experience in MPEG-related solutions and digital television implementation. Macher holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Institut Supérieur d'Électronique in Paris.

Blog Feature

By: Jean Macher
July 11th, 2019

In the life cycle of a TV channel, “primary distribution” refers to the delivery of a fully originated channel by a programmer to distribution partners like pay-TV operators, free to air broadcasters and, more recently, OTT platforms.

Blog Feature

By: Jean Macher
June 21st, 2019

The ATSC 3.0 suite of standards is complete, and real-world trials and deployments are underway. There’s a lot of buzz about ATSC 3.0 in the broadcast industry, and we’re hoping to bring some clarity on the topic of ATSC 3.0 hybrid services.

Blog Feature

By: Jean Macher
April 8th, 2019

The latest numbers on OTT are in. Digital TV Research has found that global OTT TV and video revenues will reach $64.78 billion in 2021, up from $4.47 billion in 2010 and $29.41 billion in 2015. Video programmers stand to gain huge revenue opportunities by taking advantage of these trends. For skinny bundles to be relevant and compete with traditional pay-TV offerings, local channels need to be a part of the equation.

Blog Feature

By: Jean Macher
November 26th, 2018

Vidgo recently soft-launched a new skinny bundle live streaming service, which includes over 25 of the most popular Spanish-language channels from the United States, Mexico, Central and South America, and Spain.

Blog Feature

By: Jean Macher
October 17th, 2018

In the pay-TV space, skinny bundles are popping up everywhere. Wherever you look there seems to be a new skinny bundle offering that’s so enticing, it makes you want to subscribe.

Blog Feature

By: Jean Macher
November 7th, 2017

With ATSC 3.0 just on the verge of completion, and the repack underway, now is the ideal time for broadcasters in the U.S. to start planning how and when they’ll migrate to the next-gen TV standard. ATSC 3.0 will provide broadcasters with the opportunity to offer superior over-the-air TV as well as deliver hybrid broadcast and broadband services to address the growing consumer demand for advanced television experiences on every screen.