Harmonic Insight

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 This commitment was retracted a few months later based on royalty conditions that Apple would not…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…


NAB 2017 Is Just Around the Corner, What Should We Expect?

NAB 2017 Is Just Around the Corner, What Should We Expect?

Broadcasters and service providers are keen to start using several innovative technologies that promise to shape our industry. No doubt, OTT video quality is of paramount importance, but equally pressing is the need for infrastructure solutions that enable operators to fully embrace the move to the cloud. Attention is required throughout the whole workflow if…


V-Blog: Media Over IP

In this new V-Blog episode, we’re talking about Media Over IP: what’s significant about the transition from compressed to uncompressed workflows? Where are we at in terms of standards and bringing those to the market? What is AIMS?


V-Blog: 360° VR Video


Is VR really ready for prime time? What is the tiling technology? How is the industry coming together to push VR? Watch our latest V-Blog to know more about Virtual Reality.