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PCCW selects Harmonic for IPTV and OTT delivery

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PCCW Media has selected Harmonic to provide a unified solution for the delivery of its IPTV and OTT services.

PCCW is using Harmonic’s VOS Cluster SaaS for its Now TV, Now Player and Now E offerings.

Harmonic’s solution is designed to provide high-quality viewing across screens and is being used for VOD transcoding, catch-up TV, live-to-VOD media processing, packaging and origin server capabilities.

The company said that unifying the media processing chain from ingest to delivery with a cloud-native application will allow PCCW Media to run simpler operations and offer services with a short turnaround time.

“We wanted to simplify the way we prepare and deliver video content for our IPTV and OTT platforms; but even more than that, we wanted a solution to help us migrate to new streaming formats and reduce our storage usage,” said Belinda Chan, Head of Technology at PCCW Media.

“Harmonic’s VOS Cluster SaaS transforms traditional video preparation and delivery architectures. Together with the company’s robust 24/7 support, the VOS Cluster SaaS meets all of our requirements for efficiency, agility and cost savings.”

Harmonic’s Vice President of Sales for APAC, Tony Berthaud, said: “Being infrastructure independent and highly scalable, our VOS Cluster SaaS enables operators to act swiftly, launching new offerings in hours as opposed to months.”

PCCW Media is a multimedia and entertainment group that is owned by Hong Kong-based PCCW Limited. Harmonic will showcase its video SaaS offerings at the 2019 NAB Show in Las Vegas this week. Its stand number is SU810.

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