Tag: OTT

V-Blog: EyeQ

VidTech Vblog_Harmonic EyeQ video compression solution

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

Mobile Video Optimization Reinvented_Harmonic at Mobile World Congress

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

Harmonic PURE compression engine

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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Eureka! The cure for poor quality ABR delivery has finally arrived

Codec optimization is becoming critical for ABR delivery. Here’s why: Consumer demand for OTT services is increasing at a staggering pace, and today’s viewers expect the same high-quality experience on smartphones and tablets as they’re used to getting on the television. According to Limelight Networks’ consumer research report, “The State of Online Video,” consumers’ biggest…

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IPTV 2.0 is Coming – It’s Time to Get Prepared! (Part 2)

IPTV 2.0

IPTV 2.0 is upon us. In the first part of this blog series, we took a look at the challenges facing telco operators in the IPTV 1.0 environment, mainly related to bandwidth. Now let’s move on to how adaptive bitrate (ABR) technology is helping relieve these pain points as the industry veers toward the next-generation…

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IPTV 2.0 is Coming – It’s Time to Get Prepared! (Part 1)

IPTV 2.0

At TV Connect 2014, Harmonic predicted the arrival of IPTV 2.0, and it’s becoming true. During this two-part series, I’m going to take you on an IPTV 2.0 journey. The first part will focus on defining IPTV and the typical challenges encountered for IPTV 1.0. So what is IPTV? IPTV is a switched IP technology…

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Top Video Predictions in 2016: Cloud Technologies

Cloud Technology

You’d have to be living under a rock if you haven’t heard about the benefits and possible applications for cloud technology in the video world. Here are a couple ways we see cloud being used in 2016. Overcast Clouds If you liked virtualization of the whole video processing chain, from middleware to DRM, encoding and…

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Making OTT Pay

BLOG_Making OTT pay

OTT is here to stay, with more and more consumers expecting their favorite programs anywhere, any time, and on any mobile device. OTT is having a powerful influence on home viewing as well, as more homeowners “cut the cord” on their cable television services and access an ever-growing array of Internet-streamed movies and other video…

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