CABSAT 2018: Harmonic To Show OTT Technology, Service Innovations

At CABSAT 2018, Jan. 14-16 in Dubai, Harmonic will demonstrate its approach to OTT video delivery, which enables operators in the Middle East and Africa to deliver high-quality video services, up to UHD-HDR, with agility and efficiency.

The Middle East and North Africa is one of the fastest growing regions for pay TV. According to recent research from IHS Markit, pay-TV homes in the region will reach 7 million in 2021, with revenues almost doubling to $4.03 billion. Enabling the region’s pay-TV providers to capitalize on this opportunity, Harmonic’s video delivery solutions set the benchmark for quality of experience (QoE) and ease of deployment.

“At CABSAT, Harmonic will demonstrate its latest IP and cloud-native innovations that give pay-TV operators powerful new tools to exceed consumer expectations, accelerate time-to-market for new revenue-generating services, and significantly reduce operating expenses,” says Bart Spriester, SVP, video products, Harmonic.

Harmonic’s award-winning, cloud-native VOS media processing applications and VOS 360 managed service help operators launch new broadcast and OTT services more quickly than ever, reducing launch times from months to days or even hours. At CABSAT, a cloud-native workflow will demonstrate seamlessly integrated playout, live transcoding, time-shift TV, VOD, and cloud DVR applications.

In the pay-TV world, QoE matters irrespective of whether an operator is delivering traditional broadcast or OTT services. Harmonic’s new EyeQ content-aware video compression solution reduces the bandwidth for OTT delivery up to 50%, enabling operators to minimize buffering and other network congestion impairments while also decreasing CDN costs. At CABSAT, Harmonic will demonstrate a live end-to-end low latency workflow for distribution over CDNs utilizing the next-generation Common Media Application Format (CMAF) standard.

Harmonic offers an end-to-end solution for delivering live and on-demand UHD-HDR content. Covering every step of the workflow — from UHD playout via Harmonic’s Spectrum X media server, contribution via the ViBE CP9000 encoder, and broadcast distribution with the Electra X encoder, with decoding by RD9000 decoder — Harmonic provides efficient delivery of compelling UHD-HDR services.

Harmonic will demonstrate its technology innovations at CABSAT, stand ZB6-B60, Jan. 14-16 in Dubai.

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