Harmonic Insight

Transitioning From ATSC 1.0 to ATSC 3.0

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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…

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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…

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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?

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V-Blog: 360° VR Video

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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.

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6 Ways Harmonic Cloud-Native Solutions Revolutionize Video Production and Delivery (Part 3)

5 Ways Harmonic Cloud-Native Solutions Revolutionize Video Production and Delivery

As pay-TV operators look to meet the growing consumer demand for additional broadcast and OTT channels, cloud-native solutions have emerged as an efficient, flexible and cost-effective solution. During the first two parts of this blog series, we explored the benefits of cloud technology as well as the differences between cloud-native offerings and virtualized appliances. This third…

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Why Cloud-Native Media Processing Wins Big Over Virtualized Appliances (Part 2)

Why Cloud-Native Media Processing Wins Big Over Virtualized Appliances

As video content and service providers look to launch OTT multiscreen services with speed, cloud-based media processing has emerged as a solution that provides increased flexibility, elasticity and agility (if you are asking “Why Cloud?” read part 1 of this blog series). However, it’s important that service providers distinguish between true cloud-based media processing and…

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V-Blog: EyeQ

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Let’s look at Harmonic EyeQ™, our new compression technology that allows us to achieve 50% bandwidth savings with consistent, superior high quality video to OTT applications.

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Mobile Video Optimization Reinvented

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As I prepare to attend Mobile World Congress at the end of the month (February 27 to March 2 in Barcelona), I’ve been thinking a lot about the delivery of video over mobile networks. Transporting video over mobile networks has been a subject of interest for the last several years, and lately, it’s becoming a…

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Benefits of Cloud Monumental for Video Content and Service Providers (Part 1)

Benefits of Cloud Monumental for Video Content and Service Providers

To stay competitive, today’s video content and service providers need to move quickly. Launching a new broadcast or OTT channel can no longer be a months-long process. With this in mind, many operators have started transitioning away from a traditional video infrastructure based on hardware appliances to the cloud. This blog post will examine the…

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