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Patrick Gendron

Patrick Gendron is Director of Innovation at Harmonic for Digital Television Applications. He joined Harmonic with the acquisition of Thomson Video Networks. Patrick recently moved from managing the Harmonic R&D Innovation team to the Marketing Innovation & Evangelism team and is Harmonic’s representative at DASH IF, DVB TM and Streaming Video Alliance. Previously, Patrick held senior program and engineering management positions in the digital television headend domain, with international R&D management activities, at Grass Valley and Nextream. He started his career as a research engineer at the Laboratoires Electronique de Rennes (Thomson CSF) where he developed new technologies for professional video transmission over optical fiber (long-haul, single-mode links). As digital technology was maturing for television applications, he moved to Thomson Broadband Systems in a project management role for a number of first-generation digital TV products such as satellite modulators and contribution MPEG codecs. Patrick is a graduate in Computer Science and Telecommunications from the Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité (Supélec).

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Ultimate Guide to Low Latency Streaming

Low latency streaming is a key ingredient to your video service success. Learn all about low latency streaming in this guide covering business cases, UHD and dynamic ad insertion.

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Video Trends, Technology & Streaming Innovations to Follow in 2021

Discover the video innovations driving toward enhanced viewer experiences, optimized video delivery workflows, and monetization.

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How Context Adaptive Delivery (CAD) Improves Quality of Experience and Reduces Costs

Learn about how context adaptive delivery enables video service providers to efficiently provide an unrivaled on-screen experience.

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How to Deploy a Unified Delivery Model for DASH and HLS at Scale

The video industry has been working hard to create a unified delivery workflow for the predominant streaming formats HLS and DASH that can provide the same quality level as traditional broadcast. Having separate delivery workflows for the different streaming formats creates additional costs related to processing, caching and storage. It also means more complexity.

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Optimizing Live Video Delivery in Today’s Connected World

Today, live video is a key source of news and entertainment for many consumers. What is driving the consumer appetite for live news, sports and other events on TV? Research shows live events are the main reason viewers choose to watch on an actual TV (according to 44% of polled audiences). The second most mentioned reason (37%) is that it's easy to access a TV for live events. Consumers enjoy being able to watch sports events on a large TV screen, with no delay, and from the comfort of their own home. Also, staying on top of news as it happens is important in today’s highly connected world.

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Top 5 Video Delivery Innovations to Watch in 2020

The opportunities are growing for many players in the video industry, and consumers are seeing more offers every month. Disney launched the Disney+ OTT streaming service and already has more than 10 million subscribers. Apple TV+ is also now available. And there are more launches to come, such as AT&T HBO MAX. The proof is already on your screen: OTT can scale for massive viewing audiences.

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