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, […]

Viaccess-Orca and Harmonic partner on OTT and VR

Viaccess-Orca has partnered with Harmonic to bring two solutions to IBC – one relating to OTT applications and the other to virtual reality (VR). The companies will showcase a new end-to-end video software as a service for OTT applications, as well as a new multiview app for the virtual reality (VR) environment. By combining Viaccess-Orca’s […]

Harmonic on track to make savings following Thomson deal

Video delivery company, Harmonic, reported an uptick in revenues in the second quarter and said it was on track to make cost savings following its Thomson acquisition. GAAP net revenue for Q2 was US$108.8 million, compared to US$103.1 million in Q2 2015. However, the company made a GAAP net loss of US$20.6 million, widening the US$ 1 million […]

Finland’s DNA taps Harmonic for OTT services

Finnish operator DNA has tapped Harmonic to provide it with a complete OTT solution for its DNA TV multiscreen service. Harmonic said its multiscreen processing and delivery solutions allow DNA to deliver live TV channels and VOD content to more than 200,000 subscribers on a wide range of devices. “Harmonic’s multiscreen processing and delivery solutions […]

Harmonic to demo a range of broadcast solutions ANGA COM

Harmonic will showcase a range of solutions aimed at broadcast, cable and satellite service providers and operators at ANGA COM this year. The company, which completed its acquisition of compression specialist Thomson Video Networks in March, said that visitors to the show will see how the combined company is working on Ultra HD, High Dynamic […]

Intelsat and Harmonic expand 4K demo channel to Latin America

Intelsat and Harmonic are expanding their 4K, ultra high definition demonstration channel to Latin America, they announced at NAB Show in Las Vegas. The HVN Intelsat UHD linear channel is now available via C-band on the Intelsat 14 satellite located at 315˚ East – an emerging Latin American media platform. The channel continues to also […]

Quickplay strikes global partnership with Harmonic

Quickplay has struck a global strategic partnership with Harmonic to offer an end-to-end video architecture. The firms say this will deliver greater optimisation, carrier grade scale and performance, with high video quality for Next Generation TV. The partnership will combine Quickplay’s multi-tenant video platform with Harmonic’s video delivery infrastructure solutions. “Increasingly, infrastructure is being virtualised. […]

Sky Italia taps Viaccess-Orca for VR trial

Sky Italia is tapping Viaccess-Orca, Harmonic and VideoStitch to deliver a virtual reality platform that it is testing to broadcast basketball in a trial that will be showcased at next week’s NAB Show in Las Vegas. Segments of the recorded broadcasts from the trial will be shown as part of Viaccess-Orca’s “Virtual Arena” demo during the […]

Harmonic completes Thomson buyout

Video delivery firm Harmonic has completed its acquisition of compression specialist Thomson Video Networks. Announcing the closing of the deal, Harmonic president and CEO, Patrick Harshman, said that bringing the two companies together will “further extend our position as the market leader”. “With expanded global R&D, sales and support teams, we are accelerating innovation and driving […]

Harmonic to buy Thomson Video Networks

Video delivery firm Harmonic has signed a binding offer to acquire compression specialist Thomson Video Networks. Under the terms of the offer, Harmonic would 100% of Thomson for roughly US$75 million in cash plus up to US$15 million in post-closing adjustments. France-headquartered Thomson said that the proposed deal is consistent with its strategy to accelerate […]