SAN JOSE, Calif.—Edge Networks has launched its NextGen TV-based Evoca service with an end-to-end answer from Harmonic that gives on-premise encoding, cloud origin server and supply answer enabling the hybrid OTA-OTT pay-TV service to ship greater than 80 channels to subscribers.
“To launch a service as distinctive as Evoca, we would have liked a forward-thinking know-how associate with in depth expertise within the broadcast and streaming worlds,” mentioned Todd Achilles, president and CEO at Edge Networks. “Harmonic’s cutting-edge options made them an apparent selection for our service. Together, we have created a service that may simplify increasing Evoca into extra markets across the nation.”
The Harmonic answer consists of the VOS 360 stay streaming platform working origin server and supply features on the general public cloud. Using the cloud permits Edge Networks to scale quickly as its Evoca service ramps up and extends its streaming attain, Harmonic mentioned.
On premise, Edge Networks is utilizing the Harmonic Electra X stay video processor to ship high-quality HD and 4K content material whereas decreasing required bandwidth by utilizing the answer’s real-time video optimization methods, the corporate mentioned.
“We’re getting into a brand new period of tv with ATSC 3.0,” mentioned Eric Armstrong, vice chairman, video gross sales and companies, North America, at Harmonic. “Harmonic is thrilled to be a part of this new service, leveraging ATSC 3.0 OTA and broadband supply paths, whereas tapping into the flexibleness of the cloud, to supply viewers with a game-changing tv expertise.”
More data is obtainable on the corporate’s website.