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Channel Origination From the Cloud Is Simplifying OTT Service Delivery

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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…

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Cloud-Native Media Processing: A New Way of Thinking

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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…

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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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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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Software-based Encoding is Driving Momentum for UHD and 4K Services

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The broadcast and pay-TV industries are gearing up for the mass deployment of 4K video. Research from Strategy Analytics revealed that almost half of all homes in the U.S will own a 4K TV by 2020. Yet, as consumer desire to watch video content in higher resolutions and on an ever-growing number of screens grows,…

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Vegas NAB Takeaways – Virtualization, Cloud and IP Networking (Part 3 of 3)

Vegas NAB Takeaways – Virtualization, Cloud and IP Networking (Part 3 of 3)

While HDR and UHD might have grabbed all the headlines at NAB 2016, for those commissioning video solutions, the real fundamental issues concerned virtualization, cloud and increased adoption of IP networking. Put like this, the two issues appear totally disconnected, when in fact the move to UHD with HDR is quite likely to be the…

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Does a Cloud Transcoding Platform Solve Real-World Workflow Challenges?

Does a Cloud Transcoding Platform Solve Real-World Workflow Challenges?

We would like to answer “definitely, yes” but it is not as simple as it appears… Introducing Videomenthe, a France-based company that started eight years ago as a Value Added Reseller specializing in media processing solutions, which developed a long-standing partnership with Harmonic over the years, particularly around file-based transcoding. Three years ago we decided…

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Cloud Media Processing with VOS 360

VOS 360 Cloud Media Processing

The cloud. We’re hearing a lot about its applications for media processing, but is a cloud-based service ready for prime time? Can it really help you launch a new broadcast-quality live streaming channel in a matter of hours, at a fraction of the cost of building out a new on-premise data center? With Harmonic’s new…

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What to Expect from the 2016 NAB Show

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There is no doubt that High Dynamic Range (HDR) will dominate discussions at NAB, while virtualization, IP interfacing and rationalized workflows will continue to quietly change from bespoke hardware to Software as a Service (SaaS) or Apps and be absorbed by the show noise. This isn’t to decry the importance of HDR but highlight the…

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VidTech Insider: Cloud Video Storage

Using the cloud for video storage a discussion that has been going on in IT for years, and is no longer a question of if, but a question of how much and when. Why then, has Cloud taken so long to take in the video world? Has the time finally come for Cloud to enter our…

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