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Harmonic Announces IBC 2020 Edition of Live Connection Virtual Showcase Posted: 02/09/2020
Harmonic Announces IBC 2020 Edition of Live Connection Virtual Showcase

Harmonic today announced that it will host the IBC 2020 Edition of its signature digital event, Live Connection, for the global video streaming and broadcast community. The virtual showcase will include a series of thought-provoking webinars hosted by industry-leading experts, a virtual showroom featuring the latest innovations and essential insights on video streaming and delivery, and one-on-one meetings with Harmonic team members.

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Vodafones Gigabit Network Service Powered by Harmonic CableOS Solution Posted: 29/07/2020
Vodafones Gigabit Network Service Powered by Harmonic CableOS Solution

Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced that Vodafone is actively rolling out its Gigabit internet service across Germany using Harmonic's CableOS® virtualized access solution. Vodafone Germany is the largest cable operator in Europe, with over 25 million homes passed. As the leader in next-generation cable broadband access technology and the industry pioneer in virtualization, Harmonic enables greater gigabit network deployment velocity, scalability and efficiency.

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SES and Harmonic Partner for Transition of C-Band Spectrum to Enable 5G Posted: 27/07/2020
SES and Harmonic Partner for Transition of C-Band Spectrum to Enable 5G

Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced that it will partner with SES for technology upgrades associated with the SES transition plan filed with the Federal Communications Commission on June 19, 2020. SES and Harmonic will work together to fast-track this deployment, freeing up spectrum for 5G while simultaneously enabling SES's C-band customers to maintain the quality and resilience of their critical video services. This network transformation is based on Harmonic's powerful software solutions for satellite video delivery.

 

 

 

 

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Millicom Selects Harmonic to Build High-Speed Broadband Infrastructure of the Future Posted: 23/07/2020
Millicom Selects Harmonic to Build High-Speed Broadband Infrastructure of the Future

Harmonic today announced that Millicom, a leading provider of cable and mobile services in Latin America, primarily operating under the TIGO brand, has selected Harmonic as its strategic partner to build a cloud-based wireline broadband architecture for the future. Complementing Millicom's leadership in cloud-based 5G, Harmonic will deploy its industry-leading CableOS® virtualized access solution across nine countries in the LATAM region.

Tags: Millicom | Harmonic | Broadband | CableOS | Cloud
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Ritter Communications Gears Up for Faster Broadband with Harmonics CableOS Solution Posted: 15/07/2020
Ritter Communications Gears Up for Faster Broadband with Harmonics CableOS Solution

Harmonic today announced that U.S. broadband provider Ritter Communications has deployed Harmonic's industry-leading CableOS® virtualized cable access solution and CableOS Central analytics service to power its high-speed data, voice and video delivery services. All three services are fully converged in the IP domain, saving Ritter Communications costs related to space, power and cooling. Harmonic's CableOS solution features support for DOCSIS 3.1 and the only field-proven, software-based CMTS, empowering Ritter Communications to deliver exceptional service while reducing opex.

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Harmonic Announces Powerful Innovations for its VOS SaaS Summer 2020 Release Posted: 24/06/2020
Harmonic Announces Powerful Innovations for its VOS SaaS Summer 2020 Release

Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced a major release of its VOS® SaaS platforms and cloud-native software with new features that make live video streaming and broadcast delivery simpler than ever.

"The rapid evolution of cloud technology is ushering in a broad range of innovation in the media industry for both streaming and traditional broadcast applications," said Shahar Bar, senior vice president, video products and corporate development, at Harmonic. "With this summer release for VOS SaaS and cloud-native software, Harmonic continues to drive forward innovation, helping our customers achieve unparalleled efficiency, flexibility and reliability when they pivot to cloud-native environments both on public and private clouds."

 

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SportsMax Powers Live Sports Streaming with Harmonic Posted: 19/06/2020
SportsMax Powers Live Sports Streaming with Harmonic

Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced that SportsMax, a leading sports channel in the Caribbean and a subsidiary of the Digicel Group, is using Harmonic's VOS®360 Live Streaming Platform to cost-effectively deliver premium sports events from popular leagues across the world. Leveraging the cloud, Harmonic's VOS360 platform enables SportsMax to dynamically scale channel lineups based on the schedules of premier sports associations, such as La Liga, NBA, Caribbean Premier League, Women's Tennis Association and the English Premier League, while providing exceptional quality of experience to viewers.

 

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Harmonic Enables Acceleration of Cable Broadband Upgrades and Capacity Expansion Posted: 15/05/2020
Harmonic Enables Acceleration of Cable Broadband Upgrades and Capacity Expansion

Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced CableOS® Reef, a new dense Remote PHY Shelf (RPS) that fundamentally changes the dynamics of cable network capacity expansion. By fully converging IP-based data, video and legacy services in centralized or remote facilities, this compact new indoor platform enables operators to more swiftly and economically address capacity issues while still leveraging their existing HFC outdoor access networks.

 

 

 

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Harmonic Providing Free Access to Video Streaming Innovation During Global Lockdown Posted: 16/04/2020
Harmonic Providing Free Access to Video Streaming Innovation During Global Lockdown

The current global health crisis has given rise to rapid growth in network traffic, resulting in strain across global broadband networks. In order to address the recent surge and to support its many customers during these unprecedented times, Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced it will provide its EyeQ™ content-aware encoding (CAE) technology free for the next 90 days to help alleviate the current network constraints.

Harmonic's EyeQ technology leverages artificial intelligence to reduce streaming congestion on broadband networks by up to 50% without impacting quality. It serves as a highly effective tool to combat the recent surge and a step above recently utilized methods, such as resolution and bit rate reductions. EyeQ CAE is available on all Harmonic media processors, through a software license, and the VOS®360 Live Streaming Platform.

"Due to the nearly global lockdown, the demand for high-quality streaming services has exploded and as such has led to excessive constraints on broadband networks. Adding our EyeQ technology to the mix can greatly decrease bandwidth consumption for high-quality video and alleviate strain on local and national broadband networks," said Shahar Bar, senior vice president, video products and corporate development at Harmonic. "By offering free licenses for the expected lockdown timeframes, Harmonic is providing an effective tool to help both media companies and broadband networks alike."

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Harmonic Announces Virtual Showcase to Bring Smarter Video Streaming to Life Posted: 13/04/2020
Harmonic Announces Virtual Showcase to Bring Smarter Video Streaming to Life

Harmonic today announced the launch of Live Connection, a 30-day virtual showcase highlighting Harmonic's latest video streaming innovations. The online interactive series will shine light on the powerful benefits of Harmonic's software solutions and cloud-based platforms providing increased agility, flexibility, efficiency and continuity to meet the growing consumer demand for streaming and broadcast services.

The virtual showcase, commencing on April 16, will kick off with a webinar on how to cut streaming congestion without sacrificing quality of service and will comprise a mix of additional live webinars, a unique virtual showroom experience and engaging one-on-one meetings with Harmonic team members.

"We're rolling out Harmonic Live Connection to meaningfully engage with our globally dispersed customers and assure the continuity of their mission-critical services," said Shahar Bar, senior vice president, video products and corporate development, at Harmonic. "Our virtual showcase will highlight Harmonic's innovations in low-latency live streaming, channel origination, UHD HDR, personalized advertising, video workflow portability to cloud, geo-redundancy and ATSC 3.0, that make next-gen video streaming and broadcast services smarter."

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Foxtel Expands Ultra HD Services with Harmonic Posted: 12/03/2020
Foxtel Expands Ultra HD Services with Harmonic

Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced that Foxtel, a leading subscription-TV provider in Australia, has deployed Harmonic's software-based Electra® XOS live video processor to increase efficiencies in its Ultra HD service offering. Utilizing the AI-powered Electra XOS solution, Foxtel is able to deliver additional Ultra HD programming using the same fixed bandwidth capacity.

"Video delivery technologies have evolved tremendously over the past few years, enabling even greater efficiencies," said Darren Windus, distribution systems manager at Foxtel. "As a longstanding Harmonic customer, transitioning to the Electra XOS solution allows us to take advantage of advanced technologies, such as AI, and as a result deliver richer Ultra HD content with amazing quality at low bitrates."

Harmonic's Electra XOS solution, part of Harmonic's market-leading Electra family, brings together industry-leading expertise in video algorithms and the latest in AI innovation to deliver exceptional video quality when bandwidth is limited. The solution supports streaming and broadcast formats, HDR processing, uncompressed and compressed IP inputs, and integrated packaging to simplify live video workflows. The software-based Electra XOS platform allows for continual updates with the latest technology advancements, ensuring that Foxtel stays ahead of the curve.

"Today's viewers expect to watch Ultra HD channels, especially for live sports. But delivering higher resolution content can put a significant strain on the operators' network capacity," said Tony Berthaud, vice president of sales and video services, APAC, at Harmonic. "Foxtel trusted Harmonic's expertise in high-efficiency encoding to simplify the launch of its Ultra HD programming. This successful deployment at Foxtel is a clear demonstration of the world-class video quality, optimized bandwidth and system reliability that the Electra XOS solution provides."

 

 

 

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Vidgo Launches 100+ Channel Live Streaming Service Powered by Harmonic Posted: 15/01/2020
Vidgo Launches 100+ Channel Live Streaming Service Powered by Harmonic

VOS360 Live Streaming Platform Provides Rapid Service Scaling for OTT Delivery

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Jan. 14, 2020 — Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced that Vidgo has launched a new OTT service powered by Harmonic's VOS®360 Live Streaming Platform. Vidgo's live TV streaming service featuring sports, news and entertainment, boasts more than 100 premium channels including ABC, Comedy Central, ESPN, Fox, and the NFL Network as well as a Latino package for Spanish-speaking viewers. By handling the complete end-to-end media processing and delivery workflow for Vidgo, Harmonic's VOS360 platform simplifies live streaming from source to screen, speeds up time to market for new channels and enables rapid service scaling.

"A large, diverse content catalog is critically important for an OTT streaming service to be successful, and Vidgo has set a high bar in this regard. Our new streaming service gives subscribers a simple, convenient way to watch live TV anytime, on any device, ensuring that sports fans never miss important matches, fights and games on some of the most popular channels available," said Shane Cannon, CEO at Vidgo. 

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DSA Joins the Gigabit Broadband Movement with Harmonics CableOS Solution Posted: 04/11/2019
DSA Joins the Gigabit Broadband Movement with Harmonics CableOS Solution

Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced that DSA, a nonprofit antenna association that offers cable services in Denmark, will power its new Gigabit internet services with Harmonic's CableOS™ virtualized cable access solution. Featuring a scalable, software-based architecture, the CableOS solution will enable DSA to overcome the space, power and operational complexities typically associated with hardware while unleashing blazing-fast broadband speeds for its customers. Harmonic's local CableOS-certified partner, Infowise, will provide strategic consultation to help ensure a streamlined deployment.

"Consumer demand for faster internet speeds is growing, and the most practical way to address that trend is by moving to DOCSIS 3.1," said Henrik Lindholm, chairman of DSA. "Harmonic's CableOS solution will ensure our smooth transition to DOCSIS 3.1, allowing us to efficiently and cost-effectively increase broadband capacity through a flexible architecture to support the deployment of R-PHY in the future. It's a win-win situation for our customers, who will gain access to higher speed internet service without seeing any extra cost."

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Shop LC and The Jewelry Channel Elevate Online Shopping Experience with Harmonic Posted: 16/10/2019
Shop LC and The Jewelry Channel Elevate Online Shopping Experience with Harmonic

Harmonic have announced that Austin, Texas-based online auction shopping network Shop LC and its U.K.-based sister company, The Jewelry Channel (TJC), leaders in internet retailing of jewelry and lifestyle products, will use Harmonic solutions to power their OTT services. Using Harmonic's VOS®360 SaaS, Shop LC and TJC will be able to distribute live OTT content to any screen with exceptional quality of experience and low latency, as well as deliver on-demand content for web shoppers.

"Low latency is critical for live OTT. Having Harmonic as a video delivery partner gives us the confidence to provide an outstanding online shopping experience to our customers," said Vineet Vashisht, chief technology officer at VGL Group, Shop LC's and TJC's parent company. "Harmonic's VOS360 SaaS sets the benchmark for delivering high-quality, low-latency live video streams, and that is why we're also looking at replacing our on-prem playout system and creating pop-up channels with Harmonic in the near future."

Harmonic's VOS360 SaaS will give Shop LC and TJC the unique capability to stream CMAF DASH and low-latency HLS video. Using its time-shift feature, Shop LC and TJC can easily create high-quality VOD assets for use on their website, including videos and images related to retail products, thereby offering an enhanced shopping experience to customers.

Tags: Shop LC | The Jewelry Channel | Harmonic | VOS360 SaaS | 2019 NAB Show New York | OTT
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Harmonic Introduces Powerful New Analytics-Driven Service for Cable Operators Posted: 01/10/2019
Harmonic Introduces Powerful New Analytics-Driven Service for Cable Operators

Harmonic today announced CableOS™ Central, a new AI-enabled service that features data analytics, 24/7 operational support and engagement tools for cable operators. Designed to complement Harmonic's CableOS virtualized CMTS solution, CableOS Central provides operators with an intelligent and customizable way to proactively identify and address technical issues and network capacity opportunities, enabling delivery of superior-quality internet, voice and video services.

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