This deployment provides telco, cable and mobile operators with real-time scalability for mission-critical, high-demand live video streaming services. This exciting new capability has successfully been deployed by a leading mobile network operator to deliver live sports content utilizing a multi-CDN approach with Harmonic’s CDN partners.
This expanded funcionality is a fully managed service and comes with no upfront cost.
Shahar Bar, senior vice president, Video Business, at Harmonic said: “The biggest challenge with live video streaming is being able to handle the unexpected peaks in viewership, especially during premium events. This new access network capability for our VOS offerings provides operators with the ultimate trifecta for live premium-quality video streaming: immediate scalability, critical reliability and smart, flexible pricing models.
“It’s essentially an insurance policy for live video delivery and an exclusive capability not achievable with other business-as-usual solutions.”
Harmonic has also announced a partnership with Aveco to simplify the deployment of hybrid on-premises and cloud workflows for playout applications.
Pavel Potuzak, CEO of Aveco, said: “Teaming up with Harmonic makes playout simple, no matter where you are in the world. Our MCR system uses a single interface for local, remote and cloud playout, giving operators the flexibility to deploy part of their workflow on-premises and part of it in the cloud, based on what makes the most sense for their business.”
Bar added: “Expanding our relationship with Aveco is part of our strategy to make playout operations simpler and more powerful, providing operators with world-class control at their fingertips. Harmonic is the only technology provider that offers open integration for its on-premises playout and cloud-based channel origination solutions to enable a true hybrid workflow under third-party control.
“As the leader in hybrid workflow solutions, we’re ensuring video service continuity and superior quality of service for our customers.”
Harmonic will be showcasing its solutions at IBC 2019 at Stand 1.B20.