In Broadcast - January 2018 - 30

30 | Vol: 8 - Issue 1 | January 2018


Harmonic To Showcase Groundbreaking
OTT Technology and Service Innovations

t CABSAT 2018, Harmonic,
a worldwide leader in video
delivery technology and services,
will demonstrate its groundbreaking
approach to OTT video delivery,
which enables operators in the Middle
East and Africa to deliver pristine
video services, up to UHD-HDR, with
unprecedented agility and efficiency.
The Middle East and North Africa is
one of the fastest growing regions for
pay TV. According to recent research
from IHS Markit, pay-TV homes in the
region will reach seven million in 2021,
with revenues almost doubling to
US$4.03 billion. Enabling the region's
pay-TV providers to capitalise on this
opportunity, Harmonic's video delivery
solutions set the benchmark for quality
of experience (QoE) and ease of
demonstrate its latest IP and cloudnative innovations that give pay-TV
operators powerful new tools to

new revenue-generating services,
and significantly reduce operating
expenses," said Bart Spriester, Senior
Vice President, Video Products, at
Cloud-native VOS media processing
applications and VOS 360 managed
service help operators launch new
broadcast and OTT services more
quickly than ever, reducing launch
times from months to days or even
hours. At CABSAT, a Cloud-native
workflow will demonstrate seamlessly
integrated playout, live transcoding,
time-shift TV, VOD and cloud DVR
In the pay-TV world, QoE matters
irrespective of whether an operator
is delivering traditional broadcast or
OTT services. Harmonic's new EyeQ
content-aware video compression
solution reduces the bandwidth for
OTT delivery up to 50%, enabling
operators to minimise buffering and

other network congestion impairments
while also decreasing CDN costs. At
CABSAT, Harmonic will demonstrate a
live end-to-end low latency workflow
for distribution over CDNs utilising
the next-generation Common Media
Application Format (CMAF) standard.
Harmonic offers a uniquely powerful
end-to-end solution for delivering live
and on-demand UHD-HDR content.
Covering every step of the workflow

Harmonic's VOS360 website

- from UHD playout via Harmonic's
Spectrum X media server, contribution
via the ViBE CP9000 encoder, and
broadcast distribution with the Electra
X encoder, with decoding by RD9000
decoder - Harmonic sets the bar for
efficient delivery of compelling UHDHDR services.
Harmonic will demonstrate its
technology innovations at CABSAT.

4MOD Technology Sports Channel Look
Opta & WASP 3D
At CABSAT 2018

stablished in 2007, French
company 4MOD (For Media On
Demand) develops remote controls
featuring embedded state-of-the-art
technologies, for the mass market.
display technology and wireless
charging are carefully combined to
deliver a smooth user experience. The
company creates product
differentiation through
design and functionality.
For the first time, 4MOD
will showcase its smart,
disruptive and augmented
remote controls at the
Creative France Pavilion at
CASBAT in Dubai.
With expertise in a broad
range of radio frequency
technologies, 4MOD is now able
to offer turnkey solutions to actors
in the IoT, smartphone, home
automation and data processing
markets. The company provides
practical IoT solutions and support
(covering everything from strategy
development to product delivery)

for companies that create connected
4MOD teams closely collaborate
to design unique smart remotes on
demand to accommodate new user
trends, either starting from scratch or
from an off-the-shelf product. A range
of 20 products are ready and waiting
to go into production, either 'as is' or
fully customised. Each is available in
several versions.
"4MOD's core business is to
provide tailor-made solutions for
TV operators. We do have a broad
range of off-the-shelf products, but
we encourage our customers to
adopt a user-focused approach
that differentiates them from
the competition and increases
the value added of what is an
essential everyday product,"
currently seeking to build
long-term partnerships
with leading firms in
the Middle East.


ant your live newscast to look
like a sports channel without
buying rights? Opta and WASP3D show
you how.
WASP3D, in association with Opta
Sports assisted DD National to unfold
the drama of the ongoing India Vs.
Australia cricket series in its showcase
Fourth Umpire.
The Opta data was delivered through
its Cloud-based platform which
integrated with the cricket graphics
seamlessly and allowed the channel
to go on-air with complex data
graphics. This process did not
require any localised data entry
efforts. Incorporating detailed
information on every ball, shot
types, fielder actions including
location and detailed delivery
maps, Opta's data provided
the most detailed statistical graphics
Opta's Sports data is used by the
world's leading sports broadcasters.
It covers major sports globally. Be it
football, rugby, basketball or Formula

Give your newscast a scintillating
look of a sports channel, without
"buying rights" with OPTA and
WASP3D today.
WASP3D has more than hundreds of
installations worldwide and its clients
include broadcasters such as Televisa,
Astro Awani, Zee Business, WION, ETV,
MTV Beats, Doordarshan, Derana,
JRTV, MMTV, TV9, TV One, Dawn news,
TV5, Al Rai TV, Kuwait TV, Al Rayyan,
Nation Broadcasting Corporation, K24,
KBC, MBC Korea and many more.

Opta Sports assisted DD National's
cricket coverage

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