MEDIA AND BROADCASTING,BUSINESS
Harmonic, Inc. | August 18, 2022
Harmonic, Inc. (NASDAQ: HLIT) announced that it will bring the company's latest cloud-native and on-prem innovations for video streaming and broadcast delivery to IBC2022. At the show, Harmonic will highlight how its advanced solutions are addressing the critical needs of the media and entertainment industry by enabling flawless live sports streaming, targeted advertising at scale, best-in-class VOD and linear streaming, and next-gen broadcast service delivery.
"Harmonic is excited to be back at IBC2022 and share the latest innovations for accelerating streaming services and simplifying broadcast workflows,We look forward to showcasing new enhancements to our on-prem appliances, along with expanded SaaS cloud offerings."
-Shahar Bar, senior vice president, video products and corporate development at Harmonic.
At IBC2022, Harmonic will showcase:
The market-leading VOS®360 SaaS platform for a range of applications:
Live sports streaming: Stream secure watermarked live sports events with targeted ads reliably and at scale in UHD HDR.
VOD and linear streaming: Deliver outstanding VOD and linear streaming experiences with scalable targeted advertising.
Free ad-supported TV (FAST): Enable the creation of UHD HDR FAST channels.
Broadcast: Deploy complex broadcast workflows with full support for playout, branding, statistical multiplexing and affiliate distribution in the cloud.
New applications for XOS Advanced Media Processor and Spectrum™ X Advanced Media Server:
Targeted advertising for broadcasters: Unlock new revenue streams with DVB-TA support.
Edge media processing: Take media processing and distribution to the next level with the new generation of software-based edge devices.
Distribution of DVB-T/T2 signals: Optimize DTT distribution with a new DVB-SIS (single illumination system) offering.
Extended video-over-IP capabilities: Expand video-over-IP possibilities with NDI for production and playout workflows.
Innovative Demonstrations with Partners
Throughout the IBC2022 show floor, Harmonic will also highlight key collaborations with industry leaders that further strengthen its video streaming and broadcast offerings:
Microsoft Azure (stand 1.D25) and AWS (stand 5.C80) cloud support on the VOS360 SaaS platform.
New watermarking-as-a-service capabilities for live sports events and premium live content integrated on the VOS360 SaaS platform with anti-piracy solutions from Viaccess-Orca (stand 1.A51) and NAGRA (stand 1.C81).
Streamlined targeted advertising for live broadcasting, VOD and FAST through integration between the VOS360 SaaS platform and solutions from Viaccess-Orca (stand 1.A51) and Equativ (stand 5.F62).
FAST UHD HDR channel delivery on LG Channels platform.
Hybrid on-premises and in-the-cloud channel origination with Harmonic's VOS360 SaaS platform and Spectrum™ X media servers controlled by Aveco's ASTRA MCR (stand 2.B18) and SGT VEDA automation (stand 2.C58).
Must-See Conference Session
Harmonic will bring its thought leadership to the IBC Conference 2022 with "Exploring the Benefits of Dynamic Resolution Encoding and Support in DVB Standards." Xavier Ducloux, Harmonic's senior marketing innovation manager, will join industry experts during the technical paper session on "Advances in Video Coding" Sept. 10 at 12:15 pm.
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,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.