Harmonic Innovations at CCBN2018 Improve Video Delivery Efficiency, Broadband Speeds and Time to Market for OTT Services

Monday, March 12, 2018

Asia-Pacific OTT video revenues will reach $24.41 billion in 2022; with China commanding half of that, according to the latest research from Digital TV Research. At China Content Broadcasting Network (CCBN) 2018, Harmonic will showcase how pay-TV operators in the region can capitalize on growing revenue opportunities, delivering low-latency video quality on every screen and high-speed broadband services up to 1 Gbps and beyond.

“Given the fast-changing nature of the OTT environment, having an agile approach to video delivery is the cornerstone of success,” said Tony Berthaud, vice president, sales APAC at Harmonic. “At CCBN, Harmonic will showcase how video content and service providers can gain a leg up on the competition across all facets of their business — from OTT to broadband. With Harmonic’s software encoding, cloud media processing and virtualized CCAP solutions, operators can launch services faster, achieve amazing levels of bandwidth and CDN cost savings, gain better video quality and realize groundbreaking broadband speeds.”

Deliver Faster Broadband Services, Reduce Costs With Virtualized CCAP Solution

Harmonic’s CableOS™ virtualized CCAP solution will be a key highlight at CCBN2018. CableOS is the industry’s only software-based Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS) and the first end-to-end Remote PHY system, supporting centralized and distributed architectures. Powering the world’s first virtualized cable access network, CableOS brings faster internet speeds to consumers while simultaneously reducing the space, power and other cost constraints that typically impede growth for operators.

Launch OTT Services Fast With Superior QoE

At CCBN2018, Harmonic will demonstrate its groundbreaking VOS™ media processing family, which helps video content and service providers succeed in today’s evolving OTT market by leveraging the latest advancements in software and cloud technology. Harmonic will showcase the new comprehensive VOS SW Cluster application that embeds market-leading media processing capabilities, including ingest, playout, compression, encryption, packaging and origin, with support for cloud and bare metal compute environments, and VOS 360 media processing SaaS, which is hosted, maintained and monitored by Harmonic, enabling operators to quickly launch IPTV and OTT services.

Video quality today must be flawless, whether it’s traditional broadcast or OTT services. Harmonic’s new EyeQ™ content-aware encoding solution reduces the bandwidth for OTT delivery by up to 50 percent and decreases CDN costs, enabling operators to provide a superior quality of experience. Harmonic will also demonstrate a live end-to-end low latency workflow for distribution over CDNs utilizing the next-generation Common Media Application Format (CMAF) standard.

Simplify Delivery of UHD-HDR Video With an All-in-One Solution

Harmonic offers one of the only end-to-end UHD-HDR workflow solutions, with support for channel origination, live streaming and on-demand applications. Covering every step of the workflow, from UHD ingest and playout via Harmonic’s Spectrum™ X media server and MediaGrid shared storage, contribution via the ViBE® CP9000 encoder and RD9000 decoder, and delivery with the Electra™ X encoder, Harmonic makes UHD-HDR service delivery as efficient as possible.

About Harmonic

Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery technology and services, enables media companies and service providers to deliver ultra-high-quality broadcast and OTT video services to consumers globally. The company has also revolutionized cable access networking via the industry’s first virtualized CCAP solution, enabling cable operators to more flexibly deploy gigabit internet service to consumers’ homes and mobile devices. Whether simplifying OTT video delivery via innovative cloud and software-as-a-service (SaaS) technologies, or powering the delivery of gigabit internet cable services, Harmonic is changing the way media companies and service providers monetize live and VOD content on every screen. More information is available at www.harmonicinc.com.

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