MEDIA AND BROADCASTING,BUSINESS
Roku, Inc. | August 04, 2022
Roku, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKU) announced that Paramount+ will launch as a Premium Subscription within The Roku Channel later this month. The launch will make Paramount+‘s critically acclaimed originals, hit movies, a world class library of popular series, 24/7 news and marquee sports, accessible directly to consumers within The Roku Channel.Users can subscribe to Paramount+'s ad-supported Essential Plan ($4.99 monthly) or the Paramount+ ad-free Premium Plan ($9.99 monthly) on The Roku Channel.
Within the Paramount+ experience on Premium Subscriptions, Roku has also created a dedicated Live TV Guide for all Paramount+ live content, marking the first time a dedicated programming guide for a Premium Subscription partner has been created. Through the dedicated Live TV Guide consumers will be able to access Paramount+’s live content all in one place. This includes marquee sports, such as THE NFL ON CBS and UEFA, as well as breaking news from CBS News Network and the latest in entertainment news from Entertainment Tonight. Premium subscribers also have access to their local live CBS station, which includes the live stream of must-watch events and specials. The addition of Paramount+ to The Roku Channel will also mark the first time that live sports content will be available for streamers within Premium Subscriptions.
“Paramount+ features an expansive breadth of content for the whole household, spanning original dramas, blockbuster movies, popular unscripted series, sports and news, all at a competitive price point, We are excited to expand our successful partnership with Roku and bring Paramount + to The Roku Channel.”
-Jeff Shultz, Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Business Development Officer, Paramount Streaming.
We're thrilled to partner with Paramount+ in its continued growth, and for the ability to provide our audience with easy access to its extraordinary breath of content, IP and live news and sporting events," says Rob Holmes, Vice President, Programming. “Premium Subscriptions connects today’s highest-quality content providers to the millions of streamers on The Roku Channel, and we’re excited to introduce streamers to everything that Paramount+ has to offer directly within The Roku Channel.
The Roku Channel offers Premium Subscriptions from over 50 services. It allows users to enjoy a unified one-click experience and enables simple subscription management with a single monthly bill. Users of The Roku Channel can now easily browse Paramount+ content before signing up, then enjoy a free seven-day trial with one click and no extra apps or other fees required. Once registered, users can watch Paramount+ content from within The Roku Channel.
Paramount+ combines live sports, breaking news, and a mountain of entertainment, with big originals like 1883 and Halo, family favorites like Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and PAW Patrol: The Movie, blockbuster movies like A Quiet Place Part II and The Lost City, popular unscripted shows like RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars and unmatched sports programming.
The Roku Channel features a diverse lineup of more than 80,000 free movies and programs and over 300 linear television channels in the U.S. It licenses and distributes content from more than 300 partners. In Q4 2021, The Roku Channel reached U.S. households with an estimated 80 million people. The Roku Channel was a top five channel on the Roku platform in the U.S. by active account reach and streaming hour engagement in Q2 2022.
About Roku, Inc.
Roku pioneered streaming to the TV. We connect users to the streaming content they love, enable content publishers to build and monetize large audiences, and provide advertisers with unique capabilities to engage consumers. Roku streaming players and TV-related audio devices are available in the U.S. and in select countries through direct retail sales and licensing arrangements with service operators. Roku TV™ models are available in the U.S. and in select countries through licensing arrangements with TV brands. Roku is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. U.S.A.
Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, combines live sports, breaking news and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world’s biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream CBS News Streaming Network for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis and ET Live for entertainment coverage.
MEDIA AND BROADCASTING
Harmonic | July 29, 2022
Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) announced that satellite operator HISPASAT Peru is using Harmonic's cloud-native platform to power white-label streaming and robust direct-to-home (DTH) broadcast services. Harmonic's VOS®-based solution streamlines media processing, delivery and maintenance, enabling the operator to launch new channels quickly, with exceptional reliability.
"As one of the leading operators in Latin America, it's critical for us to launch new video offerings with a fast time to market, Harmonic provides us with a powerful, unified solution for streaming and DTH delivery, allowing us to tap into a modern, cloud-native infrastructure and accelerate the adoption of our new white-label streaming service."
-Javier Izquierdo, managing director of HISPASAT Peru
HISPASAT Peru's white-label streaming service enables pay-TV operators, internet service providers and regional content companies to offer world-class entertainment without needing a separate infrastructure. Harmonic's cloud-native VOS solution simplifies all stages of media processing — including transcoding, packaging and origin — and delivery for the operator's streaming service. Integrated with the NAGRA OpenTV Video Platform, which includes tools for content aggregation and management, multi-DRM capabilities and allows for an enhanced UX, the end-to-end solution provides HISPASAT Peru with unparalleled agility, resiliency, security and scalability to enable a superior streaming experience for subscribers.
Harmonic's VOS solution, with more than 20 statmux pools and transcoding and scrambling capabilities, also ensures efficient satellite broadcast service delivery with outstanding quality for HISPASAT Peru's DTH services.
"With Harmonic's unified solution, HISPASAT Peru can navigate shifting consumer behaviors and market trends with better agility and flexibility. Whether they're delivering streaming or satellite services, VOS ignites efficiency for the operator,"
-Diego Scillama, vice president, video sales and services, Latin America, at Harmonic.
Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in virtualized cable access and video delivery solutions, enables media companies and service providers to deliver ultra-high-quality video streaming and broadcast services to consumers globally. The company revolutionized cable access networking via the industry's first virtualized cable access solution, enabling cable operators to more flexibly deploy gigabit internet service to consumers' homes and mobile devices. Whether simplifying OTT video delivery via innovative cloud and software platforms, or powering the delivery of gigabit internet cable services, Harmonic is changing the way media companies and service providers monetize live and on-demand content on every screen. More information is available at www.harmonicinc.com.
MEDIA AND BROADCASTING
Verimatrix, | July 25, 2022
Verimatrix, (Euronext Paris: VMX) (Paris:VMX), the leader in powering the modern connected world with people-centered security, announced that Harmonic is one of the first partners to integrate its cloud platform with Verimatrix StreamkeeperSM.
Designed to reduce streaming video service deployments from months to minutes and reaching the greatest amount of consumer devices, Streamkeeper Multi-DRM enables video service providers to securely stream with content security delivered from a highly scalable and globally redundant platform. The Streamkeeper Multi-DRM service is designed from the ground up to delivery studio endorsed best practices for content protection, with meticulous focus on ensuring superior video viewer experiences. Streamkeeper, at large, is a suite of novel and adaptive cybersecurity technologies that include and go beyond DRM to allow video service providers to manage revenue risk in a world of continuously changing threats from video piracy. It is available in multiple tiers and includes features such as Multi-DRM, a real-time performance dashboard, on-call support integrations and alerts, individual device risk scoring, anti-piracy countermeasures, and much more.
Integrating Verimatrix Streamkeeper with Harmonic’s VOS™360 cloud platform ensures customers will experience next-generation secure video streaming that harnesses the combined power of two highly-trusted industry leaders.
The Harmonic VOS360 platform makes it simple to launch and manage end-to-end video cloud workflows. Capitalizing on the company's expertise in video processing and delivery, the VOS360 platform embeds market-leading state-of-the-art microservices, including compression, packaging, origin and SSAI, in a unified software solution for next-gen cloud-based streaming. By pre-integrating the VOS360 platform with Verimatrix Streamkeeper, current and new customers can realize the combined benefits of security at scale with a rapid launch for OTT deployments on the cloud.
We’re pleased to announce Harmonic, a cloud leader in the industry, as one of the inaugural integration partners for Streamkeeper, said Asaf Ashkenazi, Chief Operating Officer and President at Verimatrix. Combining innovative, proven cybersecurity and anti-piracy technologies with Harmonic’s well-known video processing and delivery platform creates a cloud-based, one-stop-shop for OTT service providers, enabling them to gain immediate business value and peace of mind for their content.”
“By integrating Verimatrix Streamkeeper with our VOS360 cloud platform, we are transforming how operators stream video, Running on cloud, our solution is flexible, scalable and secure, enabling exceptional-quality streaming experiences to be delivered at scale.”
-Shahar Bar, senior vice president, video products and corporate development at Harmonic
Harmonic, the worldwide leader in virtualized cable access and video delivery solutions, enables media companies and service providers to deliver ultra-high-quality video streaming and broadcast services to consumers globally. The company revolutionized cable access networking via the industry’s first virtualized cable access solution, enabling cable operators to more flexibly deploy gigabit internet service to consumers’ homes and mobile devices. Whether simplifying OTT video delivery via innovative cloud and software platforms, or powering the delivery of gigabit internet cable services, Harmonic is changing the way media companies and service providers monetize live and on-demand content on every screen. More information is available at www.harmonic.com.
Verimatrix (Euronext Paris: VMX) helps power the modern connected world with security made for people. We protect digital content, applications, and devices with intuitive, people-centered and frictionless security. Leading brands turn to Verimatrix to secure everything from premium movies and live streaming sports, to sensitive financial and healthcare data, to mission-critical mobile applications. We enable the trusted connections our customers depend on to deliver compelling content and experiences to millions of consumers around the world. Verimatrix helps partners get to market faster, scale easily, protect valuable revenue streams, and win new business. Visit www.verimatrix.com.