GIT introduces Harmonic’s new efficiencies in broadcast and OTT service delivery


Today, services providers delivering traditional broadcast or video streaming offerings must be increasingly nimble in order to improve video quality and increase revenue. As a result, Graphic Image Technologies’ (GIT) supplier, Harmonic, has announced a number of software-based technologies to enhance processing, playout and delivery that can be deployed in cloud and on-premises environments. This technology and approach increases agility and operational efficiencies, while driving a superior-quality user experiences across all screens.

“Being agile is a critical necessity for today’s content and service providers, given the speed with which technology and consumer viewing habits are changing,” says Tony Berthaud, vice president of sales, APAC at Harmonic. “We are delivering the latest innovations in software and the cloud, to speed up time to market for video streaming services, driving new workflow efficiencies, better monetisation and exceptional video quality.”

Mark Chertkow, managing director at GIT says, “We are always excited to deliver the latest technology developments to the broadcast market, enabling them to address some of their key challenges and pains.  Harmonic is a market leader in video delivery technologies and its latest software-based broadcast technology will enable quick and easy, playout and delivery in both cloud and on-premise environments. As a South African distributor we are happy to welcome this technology to the local video streaming market.”

Highlights include:

Speed up the Launch of OTT Channels, Boost Monetisation with SaaS for Video

VOS360 Video software-as-a-service (SaaS) unifies the entire media processing chain, from ingest to playout, transcoding, encryption, packaging and origin, enabling operators to launch video streaming services faster and run simpler, leaner operations. A wide range of business models for VOS360 Video SaaS was showcased at Inter BEE 2018, including time-shift TV, VOD, live sports streaming, dynamic ad insertion for OTT and targeted advertising for broadcast.

Harmonic also presented breath-taking images featuring NASA content from the world’s first 24/7 UHD HDR video streaming service, powered by VOS360 Video SaaS.

Maximize the Efficiency of UHD HDR Service Delivery

Harmonic’s end-to-end UHD HDR workflow solution supports a wide range of applications, including channel origination, live streaming and video on demand. At the heart of Harmonic’s UHD HDR solution are the Spectrum X media server and Electra X encoder, which deliver pristine video quality at low bitrates. This solution can be deployed on-premises or in the cloud as part of Harmonic’s VOS360 Video SaaS.


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