OTT streaming of live video to connected TV and mobile devices can be quite a challenge. The Harmonic PURE Compression Engine™ and ProMedia® X Origin multiscreen media server make it easy, allowing viewers to stream content to all of their devices. Targeted advertising and localized blackouts can also be inserted into your video streams without adding workflow complexity.
Video on Demand
Transcoding speed and video quality are paramount requirements for any provider of OTT VOD services. A solution featuring Harmonic’s WFS™ file-based workflow engine and ProMedia® X Origin media server alleviates these pressures by enabling highly efficient transcoding, packaging and publishing of your content with the industry’s best video quality.
A Harmonic Time-Shift TV solution expands your OTT multiscreen offering beyond the streaming of live content and delivery of VOD: start-over and catch-up services are also enabled. Cloud DVR functionality can even be moved onto your network to drive customer satisfaction and reduce your infrastructure costs and complexity.
Harmonic’s VOS™ 360 is a dedicated, end-to-end video cloud service that lets you prepare and deliver live and time-shifted OTT streaming channels directly to consumer devices in a matter of hours instead of months. By removing the need to build out a physical plant to launch your service, and by offering pay-as-you-go pricing, VOS 360 dramatically alters the economics of OTT content delivery.
Ad Insertion & Blackout Management
Monetizing your multiscreen service offerings with the ability to sell ad space is an essential step toward achieving ROI on your OTT investment. Harmonic’s turnkey OTT solutions allow you to deploy a complete framework for ad insertion at national and regional levels. This same technology even facilitates cost-effective management of content-rights tasks, such as blackout management and program substitution.
Video Compression Optimization
Harmonic’s EyeQ™ video compression optimization solution allows OTT operators to deliver consistent, superior video quality with up to a 50 percent reduction in bitrate — without requiring any changes to the existing H.264 delivery infrastructure or upgrade to client devices. Read more in EyeQ Technical Guide.