PCCW Media Limited Delivers Live UHD HDR Coverage of World-Class Sports Events with HarmonicSAN JOSE, Calif. — June 25, 2018 — Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery technology and services, today announced that PCCW Media Limited, the multimedia and entertainment subsidiary of PCCW Limited based in Hong Kong, is delivering 4K live coverage of world-class sports events using an UHD HDR solution from Harmonic. Now TV, one of the world's largest commercial deployments of IPTV and Hong Kong's largest pay-TV provider, is relying on Harmonic’s UHD HDR solution to deliver pristine video with superior bandwidth efficiency to viewers during one of the world’s largest soccer competitions, taking place in Russia June 14 to July 15.“PCCW Media Limited is making television history in Hong Kong by broadcasting all 64 soccer matches in live UHD HDR,” said Kevin Chu, Assistant Vice President of Broadcast Engineering at PCCW Media Limited. “We chose Harmonic as our technology provider based on its ability to provide an end-to-end solution and a crystal-clear UHD HDR high-resolution experience at the lowest possible bitrates. Having partnered with Harmonic for many years, we are excited to transport viewers to an entirely new immersive world during this year’s soccer tournament and other premiere sports events in the future.” Harmonic’s ViBE® CP9000 contribution solution, Electra® platform for live UHD HDR video processing and RD9000 UHD HEVC contribution decoder provide superior video quality, maximize bandwidth efficiency and simplify operations for PCCW Media Limited’s partners. “This year’s soccer tournament is action-packed and dynamic — the perfect environment for showcasing HDR,” said Tony Berthaud, Vice President of Sales, APAC, at Harmonic. “Harmonic is at the forefront of UHD HDR technology and is proud to collaborate with our long-term customer PCCW Media Limited on this groundbreaking event, which leverages the latest innovations in contribution encoding, live media processing and HEVC decoding.” Harmonic will showcase its end-to-end UHD HDR solution for live sports streaming with low latency at BroadcastAsia 2018, June 26-28 in Singapore at booth 4S2-01. Further information about Harmonic and the company’s solutions is available at www.harmonicinc.com.
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.This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Statements concerning Harmonic’s business and the anticipated capabilities, advantages, reliability, efficiency, market acceptance, market growth, specifications and benefits of Harmonic products, services and technology are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on our current expectations and beliefs and are subject to risks and uncertainties, including the risks and uncertainties 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, 2017, 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. Harmonic, the Harmonic logo and other Harmonic marks are owned by Harmonic Inc. or its affiliates. All other trademarks referenced herein are the property of their respective owners.
Harmonic Brings Low Latency and Bandwidth Savings to Agile OTT Delivery Technologies at KOBA 2018At KOBA 2018, Harmonic will demonstrate how pay-TV operators in the region can effectively monetize video delivery to every screen using the latest innovations in cloud, content-aware compression and UHD HDR delivery with low latency technology.“With OTT video delivery, operators must be agile and focused on providing a superior quality of experience,” said Tony Berthaud, vice president, sales APAC at Harmonic. “At KOBA 2018, Harmonic will showcase how video content and service providers can take advantage of the revenue opportunities that exist by using software or cloud-based media processing and UHD HDR video delivery solutions. Harmonic’s market-leading innovations drastically speed up the time to market for new services, boosting bandwidth and CDN cost savings, improving video quality and allowing OTT service providers to deliver latency comparable to broadcast.”
Deliver Low Latency for Live Sports Events With Industry-First UHD HDR OTT Solution Latency issues have long been a challenge for OTT service providers, especially for live sports. Harmonic’s end-to-end UHD HDR workflow is a game-changer, as it enables delivery of live sports content to any screen with exceptional QoE and low latency using Harmonic’s ViBE® CP9000 contribution encoder for ingest into the cloud and VOS™ 360 media processing SaaS for OTT distribution. Launch OTT Services Quickly With Superior QoE Harmonic’s VOS™ 360 media processing SaaS unifies the entire media processing chain allowing operators to launch new OTT offerings quickly. New features at KOBA 2018 include cloud-based channel origination, which enables operators to swiftly migrate channels from playout to delivery for greater flexibility and a lower cost-per-channel. Harmonic will also demonstrate its award-winning EyeQ™ content-aware encoding that reduces bandwidth requirements for OTT delivery by up to 50 percent, decreases CDN costs and improves QoE. A bitrate comparison between HEVC, AVC and AV1 codecs will be shown running on the EyeQ solution. Simplify Broadcast Production and Playout With a Rock-Solid UHD Media Server Harmonic’s Spectrum™ X advanced media server simplifies production and broadcast workflows by handling a wide range of ingest, playout and distribution operations, along with providing proven reliability and exceptional video quality. Using the Spectrum X media server, broadcasters can get a head start on fulfilling the growing consumer demand for UHD video.
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.All trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.