Content Programmers

Do More with Less

In today’s increasingly complex media environments, achieving that goal is more critical than ever. Harmonic can help with a complete portfolio of solutions that help you create, store, brand and transport pristine video and audio with unrivaled performance, efficiency and scalability.

High Performance,
Rock-Solid Reliability, Low TCO

From live news and sports production to the playout and distribution of ready-to-air programming, Harmonic has you covered. Contribute pristine video from the field to the station. Ingest baseband or file-based content in SD, HD or UHD. Transcode media to any format, any wrapper, and store it on high-performance shared storage. Edit clips in place using your NLE of choice. Transport it to MVPDs. And do it all with the industry’s best video quality, absolute reliability and lowest total cost of ownership.

Highlighted Applications


Harmonic multi-format, multi-codec contribution encoders and IRDs enable efficient transport of broadcast-quality SD and HD video over satellite and broadband networks with ultra-low latency, making them the smart choice for DSNG and live applications when video quality and workflow efficiency matter most.

Integrated Master Control Room

The increasing functionality built into Integrated Channel Playout solutions is bringing more production-like workflows into the master control room, blurring the lines of where production control ends and live playout begins. Harmonic ICP solutions are the key to building a more powerful, efficient integrated MCR (iMCR), helping broadcasters tap into new revenue streams and dramatically reduce operational and capital expenditures.

Collaborative Post Production

When it comes to truly collaborative post production, shared storage of source content is the absolute minimum requirement. The ability to accommodate multiple standards and support the interactions of a team of artists and technical experts is equally critical. A post-production workflow built around Harmonic® MediaGrid scale-out shared storage system exceeds all expectations, offering a workflow optimized for digital media.

News & Sports Highlights

With the fast-paced nature of breaking news and live sporting events, broadcasters are challenged to produce high-quality, timely content suitable for any viewing platform. The Harmonic MediaGrid storage system, integrated with ingest appliances that support growing files, enables instant highlight creation and fast-turnaround edits, providing the high performance and resilience demanded by today’s hyperactive media cycles.

Primary Distribution

When distributing content to MVPDs, maintaining superior video quality at low bitrates is essential. So are efficiency and security. That’s where Harmonic sets the industry standard. Enabling secure distribution of the highest-quality MPEG-2, AVC and HEVC video over satellite or IP delivery networks, Harmonic Electra™, ProStream® stream processors and ProView™ IRDs deliver more than your content. They also bring peace of mind.


We are counting on Harmonic’s integrated systems as part of our high and low resolution workflows. From ingest through media storage across 10 locations, MediaGrid and Spectrum systems are the backbone of our content acquisition and production workflows.

Darryl Jefferson, VP, Post Production Operations, NBC Sports Group

The Harmonic Content Creation Workflow

Harmonic Content Creation Workflow


Spectrum X

Easy-to-deploy ingest and playout for baseband and IP workflows



Highly scalable, Ethernet-based shared storage system optimized for digital media workflows.