Harmonic Insight

V-Blog: IP-Based Workflow: SMPTE ST 2022-6 (Part 1)


We’re on the cusp of moving to all uncompressed video over IP thanks to standards such as SMPTE ST 2022-6 and the newly approved SMPTE ST 2110. In the first of this series of V-Blogs on IP, our resident expert discusses ST 2022-6 implementation and explains how hybrid SDI and IP solutions can help broadcasters…


ATSC 3.0: The Migration to Next-Gen TV


With ATSC 3.0 just on the verge of completion, and the repack underway, now is the ideal time for broadcasters in the U.S. to start planning how and when they’ll migrate to the next-gen TV standard. ATSC 3.0 will provide broadcasters with the opportunity to offer superior over-the-air TV as well as deliver hybrid broadcast…


Channel Origination From the Cloud Is Simplifying OTT Service Delivery


According to recent research from Parks Associates, over 50 percent of U.S. broadband households now watch internet video on a television screen. Moreover, 72 percent of non-pay-TV subscribers subscribe to an OTT video service and use it as their primary source for content. As demand for OTT services grows, video content and service providers are…


Preparing For The Mobile Video Tsunami


Video traffic on mobile devices is climbing at an amazing rate. It’s been reported that 80 percent of mobile traffic will be video in two years, and according to Strategy Analytics worldwide revenue from mobile video will reach $25 billion by 2021. This year mobile video viewing has averaged 29 minutes a day and will…


All IP or Hybrid SDI?


Broadcasters have choices when it comes to delivering linear and OTT content from the baseband world. Change is rampant in the world of broadcast television. Not only are consumers wanting to watch in higher resolutions with greater quality, they crave advanced features like catch-up TV and OTT. To address the evolutions in TV consumption, broadcasters…


Cloud-Native Media Processing: A New Way of Thinking


The days of fixed broadcast infrastructure based on hardware are declining, driven primarily to the increased time-to-market speeds and business agility in the video content delivery business. If you’re in the video content delivery business, then you’re fully aware that widespread changes are happening. Broadcast and OTT services must be delivered faster, more efficiently and…


The OTT Dilemma: How to Ensure Superior QoE


OTT video consumption is soaring. Recent research from Parks Associates shows that 31 percent of U.S. broadband households have multiple OTT service subscriptions, which is nearly one-half of the 63 percent of U.S. broadband households subscribing to at least one OTT service. Many pay-TV providers are jumping on the OTT bandwagon in order to satisfy…


Apple and HEVC – Why It’s Important


Apple has always had a rollercoaster relationship with the HEVC standard. When HEVC was being developed, Apple actively participated in the process. The standard was finalized in January 2013, and Apple announced it would support HEVC in November 2014. This commitment was retracted a few months later based on royalty conditions that Apple would not…


It’s Not a Trick: UHD-HDR is Real


There is no need to adjust your TV set, tablet, or smartphone device: the UHD-HDR image you’re watching is real! Consumer demand for UHD high dynamic range (HDR) content is increasing. According to IHS Markit research, shipments in the U.S. of consumer television sets supporting high dynamic range (HDR) picture enhancements will reach more than…


Transitioning From ATSC 1.0 to ATSC 3.0


With the FCC broadcast spectrum auction now completed, the next step for many broadcasters is to analyze their post-repack compression needs as they prepare for ATSC 3.0. After the auction, there will be 84MHz less broadcast TV spectrum, or about 14 UHF channels. What this means is that broadcasters will need to squeeze the programs…