SAN JOSE, Calif. — April 16, 2023 — Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced that MSG Networks will use Harmonic’s VOS®360 SaaS for its new MSG+ sports streaming service, due to launch this summer. With VOS360 SaaS, MSG Networks can deliver outstanding video quality and individually addressable advertising, including dynamic brand insertion, with unparalleled scalability and geo-redundancy.
“We chose Harmonic as our strategic partner based on their extensive experience in enabling live sports streaming at scale. VOS360 SaaS will simplify all stages of media processing and delivery for our premium sports streaming service, improving monetization through cutting-edge SSAI technology,” said David Schafer, senior vice president, product, technology and operations, MSG Networks. “MSG Networks is excited to provide New York area sports fans with a compelling streaming experience on MSG+.”
Running on geo-redundant public cloud regions, Harmonic’s VOS360 SaaS will provide MSG Networks with world-class reliability and real-time scaling to enable a superior viewing experience for MSG+ subscribers. The VOS360 solution is backed by Harmonic’s worldwide DevOps team, assuring high availability.
“Thanks to the latest cloud and ad tech innovations, sports streaming experiences are undergoing a renaissance,” said Gil Rudge, senior vice president, video products and solutions at Harmonic. “We’re excited to help MSG Networks bring its new sports streaming service to market with exceptional video quality and increased opportunities for monetization.”
In related news today, Harmonic also announced that these same powerful server-side ad insertion (SSAI) capabilities are available as a new stand-alone SaaS solution, VOS360 Ad SaaS. The company will showcase its latest innovations in streaming and broadcast delivery at the 2023 NAB Show in Las Vegas. To schedule a meeting with Harmonic, in booth W2801, visit https://info.harmonicinc.com/nab-show. Further information about Harmonic and the company’s solutions is available at www.harmonicinc.com.
Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in virtualized broadband and video delivery solutions, enables media companies and service providers to deliver ultra-high-quality video streaming and broadcast services to consumers globally. The company revolutionized broadband networking via the industry’s first virtualized broadband 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 platforms, or powering the delivery of gigabit internet cable services, Harmonic is changing the way media companies and service providers monetize live and on-demand content on every screen. More information is available at www.harmonicinc.com.
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