Harmonic


Orange taps Harmonic for IPTV and OTT delivery

Orange has chosen video technology company Harmonic to provide a live encoding and transcoding platform for IPTV and OTT service delivery. The operator will use Harmonic’s Electra software-based system as a unified solution for delivering IPTV and OTT content to some 6.6 million subscribers in France. “Harmonic’s OTT innovation is unmatched with recent achievements in […]

Telekom Austria customers become first HEVC pay TV players in Europe

Telekom Austria has completed the upgrade of its white-label DTH satellite platform to the HEVC/H.265 compression format for the Czech and Slovak markets. All video streams on the Telekom Austria direct2home platform for these two markets are now being encoded with HEVC, with High-Efficiency Advanced Audio Coding (HE-AAC) for the audio streams. To complete the […]

Harmonic reports Q2 declines

Harmonic reported a wider net loss and lower revenues compared to a year earlier in its second quarter earnings report. The company said its Q2 net revenue was US$82.3 million (€69.9 million), compared to US$109.6 million for Q2 2017, and that it made a net quarterly loss of US$31.5 million, versus a net loss of US$20.7 million a […]

Harmonic adds capabilities to VOS Cloud

Video technology provider Harmonic has added new media management and scheduling capabilities to its VOS Cloud platform. The company has acquired software technology from cloud-based traffic systems provider Chyro. According to Harmonic, the new technology, which has been deployed by a US broadcaster, streamlines the process of scheduling blackouts and the replacement of ads or […]

Harmonic ups Kalra to CFO

Harmonic has upped its corporate controller and chief accounting officer, Sanjay Kalra, to chief financial officer. Kalra, who joined Harmonic last year from TiVo, will take over from previous CFO Harold Covert after he resigned to spend more time with his family. “Since joining Harmonic, Sanjay has impressed our management team and board of directors […]

Harmonic to highlight virtualised CCAP

Harmonic will use ANGA COM to highlight software-based solutions to support operators’ deployment of multiscreen services and higher resolution channels with high-speed gigabit networks designed to accommodate the launch of competitive triple-play offerings. The company will showcase its Virtualised CCAP Solution to enable cable operators’ transition to Gigabit capacity. Harmonic’s CableOS virtualised CCAP solution features […]

Ooredoo taps Harmonic for 4K channel delivery

Qatar-based telecom operator Ooredoo has partnered with Harmonic on the delivery of 4K TV channels in the Middle East. Ooredoo launched what it claimed was the region’s first commercial 4K TV service last month and is using a Harmonic’s Electra video compression solution for all-IP environments. “The FunBox UHD channel is available today for all subscribers […]

Ukrkosmos taps Harmonic for DTH teleport

Ukraine satellite operator Ukrkosmos has selected a Harmonic video compression solution to support its new DTH teleport offering. The state-appointed operator will use Harmonic’s Electra X2 media processor, which provides variable-bitrate encoding of SD and HD video content for live DTH services and will let Ukrkosmos deliver more channels at better video quality. “Our new […]

Harmonic agrees warrant deal with Comcast

Harmonic has agreed a deal with Comcast that will enable the US operator to buy common stock shares in Harmonic based on specific product sales. The warrant agreement is based on CableOS and other Harmonic sales and deployment milestones during the term of the deal. Harmonic president and CEO, Patrick Harshman, described the agreement as […]

Kaltura partners on VR alliance

Kaltura has teamed up with VR content company Inception, and partners 24i, Encompass and Harmonic, to launch a VR alliance. The alliance is designed to showcase “the future of TV experiences”, with Kaltura due to demonstrate its vision for “VR in an OTT world” at IBC. Kaltura said it is continuing to add OTT players, […]