Change is abundant in today's video delivery environment. Uncompressed video over IP is a reality, OTT service delivery is a business necessity, next-gen DVB-T2 and DVB-S2 standards are gaining momentum, and media processing in the cloud is ready for prime time. Add in the growing consumer demand for UHD-HDR content, and it's clear that broadcasters and pay-TV operators face many challenges as well as opportunities for revenue growth.
At SMPTE17, Harmonic will address these trends through its comprehensive range of software-based solutions that support video delivery up to UHD-HDR quality over any network to any screen at the lowest possible bitrates. The result: better experiences for end-users and increased monetization for operators.
Harmonic offers an easy migration path to IP with its Spectrum X media server and Electra X2 encoder. At SMPTE17, Harmonic will demonstrate these solutions as part of an uncompressed video-over-IP (SMPTE 2022-6) interoperability demo.
Harmonic's EyeQ video compression optimization solution, which delivers superior video quality and reduces bandwidth up to 50 percent for OTT services, will be highlighted at SMPTE17. In addition, the company will feature new analytics technology that improves quality of experience (QoE) for OTT services by reducing buffering and latency.
Harmonic will demonstrate its end-to-end UHD-HDR OTT workflow for live and on-demand applications, which includes UHD contribution with the new ViBE CP9000 UHD-HEVC contribution encoder, and UHD editing via the Harmonic MediaGrid shared storage system.
Harmonic's VOS Cloud media processing and VOS 360 software-as-a-service solutions enable the launch of broadcast and OTT services quickly over public or private clouds. New workflow capabilities will be demonstrated, including cloud-native playout.
A comprehensive DVB-T/T2 distribution solution from Harmonic can help digital terrestrial television operators improve compression efficiency, increase their bottom line and deliver outstanding video and audio regardless of the format and standard.