Efficiency Is IBC’s 2023 Mantra

Post-pandemic normalcy returned to Amsterdam as broadcasters and vendors convened, but a palpable sense of economy and efficiency blanketed the International Broadcasting Convention.

IBC: Harmonic Introduces Breakthrough New Software Spectrum X Media Server

Harmonic today announced “a breakthrough in innovation” for its market-leading Spectrum family of media servers. At IBC, (Sept. 15-18, RAI Amsterdam), at Stand 1.B20, Harmonic will introduce Software Spectrum X, […]

IBC: Harmonic Unveils Operational And Performance Enhancements For VOS Media Software

Harmonic today announced what it calls “a giant leap forward in operational efficiency and performance” for its cloud-native VOS Media Software for pay TV, telco and cable operators. At IBC, […]

IBC: Harmonic Offering AI Innovations, Strategic Integrations

At IBC, (Sept. 15-18, RAI Amsterdam), Harmonic will showcase a series of new AI-powered video streaming innovations with industry leaders Microsoft, Leankr, Kebula, Mirriad and Spideo. The company says “key […]

IBC: Harmonic’s Streaming, Broadcast Leadership Promised To Be On Full Display

Harmonic today announced that it continues to elevate its market-leading cloud and appliance solutions for video streaming, broadcast and distribution at IBC2023, per a company press release. “As the worldwide […]

Harmonic And DigiCAP Optimize ATSC 3.0 Delivery

Harmonic and DigiCAP are offering a new solution for broadcasters that combines statistical multiplexing technology on Harmonic’s XOS advanced media processor with DigiCAP’s DigiCaster ATSC 3.0 headend. The joint solution, […]


Data Dominates NextGen TV Conference

As ATSC marked its 40th anniversary at last week’s conference, conversations resoundingly turned to alternative uses for the NextGen TV spectrum including datacasting and PNT applications.

NAB Show Presents First Excellence In Sustainability Awards

NAB Show unveiled the recipients of the newly launched Excellence in Sustainability Awards during a live awards ceremony at the 2023 NAB Show in Las Vegas. The awards recognize individuals, organizations, […]

NAB Show: Harmonic and Mirriad Partner To Enable Premium, Targeted Dynamic Brand Insertion

Virtualized broadband and video solutions provider Harmonic and Mirriad, which offers a patented AI and computer platform, today announced they have teamed up to provide “a cutting-edge dynamic brand insertion […]

NAB Show: Harmonic Reaches New Heights In Streaming and Broadcast

Harmonic today announced it will bring new innovations for video streaming and broadcast delivery to the NAB Show (April 16-19 at the Las Vegas Convention Center) in Booth W2801.  As […]

NAB Show: VertiCast Taps Harmonic To Enhance Live Sports Streaming

Harmonic announced that VertiCast Media Group’s CSport, a Caribbean sports service streaming the Premier League, is using Harmonic’s award-VOS360 video SaaS platform. The platform provides VertiCast with agility, resiliency, security […]

Charter Communications Chooses Harmonic To Accelerate Network Evolution

Charter Communications has selected Harmonic as its strategic technology partner to deploy virtual CMTS technology for next-gen broadband services. Aligned with Charter’s network evolution, footprint expansion and operational execution initiatives, […]

Harmonic Wins Technical Emmy For Virtualized Broadband Technology

Harmonic has won a Technology and Engineering Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for pioneering development and deployment of a virtualized cable modem termination system (vCMTS). […]

Harmonic Open To Opening Up ‘CableOS’ To Outside Developers

Having worked on its virtualized “CableOS” platform for cable networks for nearly a decade and with deployments now spanning millions of cable modems, Harmonic is exploring the idea of opening it up to third-party developers. “I think it could” be opened up to others, Harmonic CEO Patrick Harshman said at the recent 25th Annual Needham Growth Conference. “We’ve had a couple of conversations that way.”

Flowics And Harmonic Announce Collaboration To Enhance Cloud-Based Video Workflows With HTML5 Graphics

Flowics, creator of a platform for powering remote and in-studio production of live graphics and interactive content, and now part of the Vizrt Group, has set a new technology partnership […]

Digital Alert Systems And Harmonic Pair Up To Ease Emergency Messaging In ATSC 1.0 And ATSC 3.0 Environments

Digital Alert Systems, a global provider of emergency communications solutions for media providers, and Harmonic, have formed a new technology partnership. Under the agreement, the Digital Alert Systems DASDEC Flexible […]


At IBC, Returning To A New Normal

In Amsterdam this week, there was plenty of talk about broadcasters’ ongoing transition to IP and the cloud, along with the supply chain issues and labor shortages hampering it, but most people were too grateful to see old friends, colleagues and clients to complain.

Harmonic’s Andrii Vladyka To Receive SCTE Wilt J. Hildenbrand Jr. Award

Harmonic today announced that Andrii Vladyka, technical product manager for the company’s broadband business, will be honored with the 2022 SCTE Wilt J. Hildenbrand Jr. Award. Vladyka is receiving the […]

IBC: DirecTV GO Expands Streaming Service With Harmonic SaaS Platform

Harmonic says that DirecTV GO, a Vrio company, is streaming more than 100 linear channels with Harmonic’s VOS360 cloud SaaS platform. The Harmonic SaaS platform is deployed by leading providers […]

Harmonic Unveils Single Illumination System For Satellite Distribution

Harmonic today announced it will introduce a new Single Illumination System (SIS) offering to ensure greater interoperability and cost savings for broadcast operators with digital terrestrial television (DTT) and direct-to-home […]

IBC: Harmonic And NAGRA To Offer Watermarking As A Service For Live Sports Streaming

Harmonic and NAGRA are teaming up to improve content protection for live sports streaming with a new watermarking-as-a-service offering. NAGRA NexGuard forensic watermarking, a key solution within the NAGRA Active […]

IBC: Harmonic Expands Cloud Video Streaming, Simplifies Broadcast Workflows

Harmonic Inc. will bring the company’s latest cloud-native and on-prem innovations for video streaming and broadcast delivery to IBC 2022 (RAI, Amsterdam, Sept. 9-12). At the show, Harmonic will highlight […]

Harmonic VOS 360 Boosts Mowies On-Demand Platform


TVN Tech | Tech Trends For ’21: COVID-Driven Shifts Extend

Trends driven by the pandemic are likely to persist into 2021 and beyond, while transitions to IP infrastructures will accelerate and aging on-prem infrastructure will give way to increased reliance on the cloud. NextGen TV will also likely pick up speed after COVID’s cooling effect on its rollout this year.

Harmonic Beats 2Q Revenue Estimates With $74M

Webinars This Week: AWS, Gates Air, Grass Valley, Harmonic

TVNewsCheck‘s directory of Virtual NAB events is packed with webinars, briefings and demos from Audinate, AWS, Bitmovin, Canon, Harmonic, Planar, Telestream, Vela and others. There’s also some distance learning from the Media Financial Management Association. Visit the full directory here. For TVNewsCheck’s continuously updated news feed covering announcements that would have been made before, during or after NAB, visit here. To read TVNewsCheck’s coverage of how broadcasters are coping with and covering the corona virus pandemic, visit here. 

Harmonic Makes Its Video Encoding Tech Free During Pandemic


Live Webinars This Week: Grass Valley, Triveni

Virtual NAB Show 2020 events this week include live webinars on remote operations best practices and using the cloud to ensure video services continuity. There’s also an on-demand webinar from Akamai about security in highly unusual business operations and a Triveni Digital webinar on Interactive Applications of ATSC 3.0.


TVN’s New Facilities Insider | NBCU Takes The IP Plunge In Boston

The massive NBCUniversal Boston Media Center in Needham, Mass., houses the company’s NBC and Telemundo stations plus regional cable news and sports networks in a new $125 million, 160,000-square foot headquarters. “It’s a complete game-changer,” says one GM of the greenfield build.

Harmonic Offers More Cloud Solutions At IBC

Harmonic announced new solutions for optimizing live video in the cloud at IBC. It has partnered with Aveco to simplify the deployment of hybrid on-premises and cloud workflows for playout […]

Aveco Introduces ASTRA MCR Hybrid Playout Solution At IBC

At IBC 2019 (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam) in Aveco’s stand 3.B67 and Harmonic’s stand 1.B20, Aveco will introduce integration with Harmonic’s VOS 360 dedicated end-to-end video cloud infrastructure as a […]


New Facilities Insider | Building A News Network From The Ground Up

Black News Channel is constructing a $26 million facility in Tallahassee, Fla., anchored by technology from Bitcentral, Vizrt and Sony. Its engineering chief, Kenny Elcock, explains how interoperability is key.


Dash Of Broadband Could Empower ATSC 3.0

Tech vendors and broadcasters led by Sinclair and Weigel are developing ways to offer high-resolution TV and targeted advertising by layering broadband content on top of the basic ATSC 3.0 over-the-air signals.


Multicasting Special Report | Improved Encoders Equal More Diginets

Broadcasters are capitalizing on that simple equation as they try to squeeze every last advertising dollar out of their 6 MHz channels through multicasting. Hopped-up encoders and advanced video compression have also facilitated channel sharing in the wake of the incentive auction and will come in handy for stacking legacy ATSC 1.0 signals as broadcasters roll out ATSC 3.0.


CNN Rides The IP Train Into Hudson Yards

The global news giant has built the first major broadcast facility to be completely based on the SMPTE 2110 IP networking standard. “The idea behind going IP was to get everything across CNN’s facilities connected,” says Bob Hesskamp, EVP of broadcast engineering for Turner. “The other reason we did this was we wanted to build a facility that wasn’t out of date on Day One, that was software-configurable, expandable and easier to make changes to.”


Broadcasters Make Big 3.0 Bet At NAB

A consortium of station groups pledges to launch the new next-gen transmission standard in top markets by the end of next year. But while broadcasters seem to have found consensus on how to get 3.0 signals on-air, their long-term plans for business models are still unclear. And there are also some tough decisions broadcasters will need to make about what kind of single frequency network they need to build out.

NAGRA, BitRouter, Harmonic Demonstrate 3.0 Solution

At the NAB Show, NAGRA, BitRouter and Harmonic will demonstrate a new solution that provides broadcasters and device manufacturers with the most flexible way to prepare for the launch of the […]


With Standards Set, IP Transition Starts To Roll

Just over a year after publication of SMPTE’s 2110 suite of standards for handling professional media over managed IP networks, the TV industry’s focus has switched from how to transport the data to refining the technology supporting the standard.


Stations Have Growing Options For Local OTT

Broadcasters thinking of plunging into OTT have big decisions to make, the biggest of which is settling on an OTT platform. They can turn to a turnkey provider or build their own. In either case, here are some vendors that can help.



Harmonic’s 2018 Growth Continues In 3Q