Harmonic To Showcase IPTV 2.0 Solution at TV Connect
IPTV 2.0 Solution Enables Pay-TV Service Providers to Deliver High-Quality Video Services To All Screens From a Unified Headend
“Our IPTV 2.0 solution offers pay-TV service providers a strategy to cost-effectively meet the increasing subscriber demand for high-quality video services on any screen,” said Thierry Fautier, vice president of solutions marketing at Harmonic. “The flexible, scalable solution supports a wide range of devices, networks, protocols, and third-party technologies, enabling a smooth migration towards the long term vision of an all-HTTP ABR delivery architecture to millions of subscribers. The market demand is high for this type of streamlined architecture, which has already been pioneered in an OTT environment.”
The Harmonic IPTV 2.0 solution enables a next-generation headend with unified broadcast and multiscreen components, including Harmonic’s market-leading ProStream® with ACE® high-density broadcast/multiscreen transcoder, ProMedia® Live real-time multiscreen transcoder, ProMedia Origin multiscreen packager and streaming video server, and MediaGrid shared storage system. Through broad format support, advanced video compression techniques like multi-bitrate, multi-resolution encoding, and time-shift TV capabilities, the IPTV 2.0 solution provides operators with all of the elements they need to support a wide range of services and devices in the most scalable and economical manner possible. Harmonic’s IPTV 2.0 solution is a perfect framework to migrate smoothly from IP multicast for Telcos or QAM broadcast for Cable MSOs to an all-HTTP ABR delivery architecture.
The unified solution consolidates an operator’s broadcast and multiscreen operations down to a single headend and user interface, optimizing efficiencies and ensuring consistent service across all devices. The IPTV 2.0 solution is part of a larger ecosystem that includes third-party CMS, middleware, digital rights management (DRM), CDN and set-top boxes. Operators choose which components they need to support their pay-TV services, and can easily add additional components in the future. The flexible solution can seamlessly be installed within any existing architecture and work flawlessly with pre-integrated third-party components.
Harmonic’s comprehensive range of solutions that bring increased operational efficiencies and cost savings to broadcast and multiscreen production and delivery will be showcased during TV Connect. Further information about Harmonic and the company’s products is available at www.harmonicinc.com.
Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) is the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure for emerging television and video services. The company’s production-ready innovation enables content and service providers to efficiently create, prepare, and deliver differentiated services for television and new media video platforms. More information is available at www.harmonicinc.com.
The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are also subject to other risks and uncertainties, such as those more fully described in Harmonic’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec.31, 2013, its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and its Current Reports on Form 8-K. The forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Harmonic as of the date hereof, and Harmonic disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.