Quickplay Collaborates with Harmonic on a Global Scale to Offer Enhanced Video Architecture

By CIOReview | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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Peter Alexander, CMO, Harmonic

Peter Alexander, CMO, Harmonic

FREMONT, CA: Quickplay, a firm offering premium videos to any device signed into a strategic alliance with Harmonic to deliver an end-to-end video architecture. With cutting edge video quality, the new architecture is focused on achieving enhanced optimization, performance and carrier grade scale for the Next Generation TV (NGTV).

“Harmonic brings a variety of industry leading capabilities to our platform service, including packaging-on-the-fly, live-to-VOD, cloud-DVR, and highly efficient software-based transcoders that work together to help run our business with the highest quality and the lowest cost,” states Mike Couture, Senior Vice President, Product and Marketing, Quickplay.

The collaboration will effectively allow operators to utilize the power of Quickplay’s multi-tenant video platform powered by its software based head end. It will implement various features of Harmonic’s video delivery infrastructure solutions. The solutions are based on a software-based media processing platform known as VOS that boosts flexibility and simplifies workflows in video services.

The pay-as-you-grow model complies with the existing economics of latest OTT service that launches and operates expenditure (OPEX) models. The two firms will work together to accelerate and introduce new business models in premium online video. The process will offer unique capabilities with Quickplay’s outsourced managed services and Harmonic’s advanced infrastructure.

Harmonic deals with the aspect of video delivery infrastructure for television and video services. The company helps customers to produce, deliver, and gain profits through exceptional video experiences using unique skills and operational efficiency.

“Increasingly, infrastructure is being virtualized. For our customers, competing and succeeding in the world of premium OTT video means constantly innovating, while operating at scale with superior efficiency, agility and video quality,” says Ovadia Cohen, Sr. Director, Strategic Alliances, Harmonic.