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www.inbroadcast.com | Vol: 10 - Issue 5 | May 2020

InMedia

Harmonic Provides Free Access to
Video Streaming Innovation
T

he current global health crisis
has given rise to rapid growth
in network traffic, resulting in strain
across global broadband networks. In
order to address the recent surge and
to support its many customers during
these unprecedented times, Harmonic
has announced it will provide its
EyeQ™ content-aware encoding (CAE)
technology free for the next 90 days
to help alleviate the current network
constraints.
Harmonic's
EyeQ
technology
leverages artificial intelligence to

Harmonic EyeQ provides content-aware
encoding technology

reduce streaming congestion on
broadband networks by up to 50%
without impacting quality. It serves as
a highly effective tool to combat the
recent surge and a step above recently
utilised methods, such as resolution
and bit rate reductions. EyeQ CAE
is available on all Harmonic media
processors, through a software license,
and the VOS®360 Live Streaming
Platform.
"Due to the nearly global lockdown,
the demand for high-quality streaming
services has exploded and as such
has led to excessive constraints
on broadband networks. Adding
our EyeQ technology to the mix
can greatly decrease bandwidth
consumption for high-quality video
and alleviate strain on local and
national broadband networks," said
Shahar Bar, Senior Vice President,
Video Products and Corporate
Development at Harmonic. "By
offering free licenses for the
expected lockdown timeframes,

Harmonic is providing an effective tool
to help both media companies and
broadband networks alike."
Harmonic will highlight its EyeQ CAE
technology through Live Connection, a
30-day virtual showcase highlighting
Harmonic's latest video streaming
innovations.
The online interactive series will
shine light on the powerful benefits
of Harmonic's software solutions
and cloud-based platforms providing
increased agility, flexibility, efficiency
and continuity to meet the growing
consumer demand for streaming and
broadcast services.
"We're rolling out Harmonic Live
Connection to meaningfully engage
with our globally dispersed customers
and assure the continuity of their
mission-critical services," said Bar.
"Our virtual showcase will highlight
Harmonic's innovations in low-latency
live streaming, channel origination,
UHD HDR, personalised advertising,
video workflow portability to cloud,

EyeQ technology leverages AI to
reduce streaming congestion

geo-redundancy and ATSC 3.0, that
make next-gen video streaming and
broadcast services smarter."
To register for the Harmonic Live
Connection virtual showcase, please
visit: https://live.harmonicinc.com
The virtual showcase, which
commenced on Thursday, April 16,
kicked off with a webinar on how to
cut streaming congestion without
sacrificing quality of service and will
comprise a mix of additional live
webinars, a unique virtual showroom
experience, and engaging one-onone meetings with Harmonic team
members.

beIN Sports Broadcasts #ALLatHome
Gaming Cup Tournament
b

eIN Media Group has broadcast
the gaming solidarity tournament
organised by Paris Saint-Germain - the
'ALL at Home Gaming Cup' - across its
global network including France, USA,
Asia-Pacific, and 24 countries in the
Middle East & North Africa.
The
online
FIFA
competition was launched
by Paris Saint-Germain
and ALL, Accor Live
Limitless, and within
12 hours the groundbreaking
engagement
initiative was heavily oversubscribed,
receiving 1,400 applications from 66
different countries.
The unique competition, which took
place in April, allowed PSG supporters
and beIN viewers to go head to head
against each other and land prizes
whilst creating thrilling viewing
content, including the opportunity to
connect directly with and compete
against one of Paris Saint-Germain's
first team stars including Layvin

Kurzawa, Julian Draxler,
Juan Bernat, and more. The
game was followed by a
fixture against PSG eSports
FIFA professional DaXe.
beIN SPORTS offered its
subscribers in France,
USA,
Asia-Pacific,
and 24 countries
in the Middle
East & North
Africa a unique 60-minute
programme covering the
best moments of the qualification
tournament, including:
*	 the best goal of the week from
		 the competition uploaded
		 using #WinatHome;
*	 the entire match against
		 the Paris Saint-Germain
		 pro player;
*	 the entire match against
		 DaXe (PSG eSports FIFA Pro);
*	 reactions from the participants.
Florent Houzot, beIN Sports France
Programs & On-Air Director, said:

this unique and exciting 60-minute
program will do as it brings fans closer
to their heroes."
The ALL at Home Gaming
Cup is one of many new
initiatives and original
programmes that beIN
has launched since the
outbreak of coronavirus
and suspension of most live
global sport.
As well as working closely
with and supporting the
World Health Organization
ALL at Home Gaming Cup (video grab) (WHO), beIN has satisfied
"With the coronavirus pandemic its viewers in France by launching a
meaning that live physical sport is dedicated 24/7 NBA channel; creating
temporarily on hold in most countries, new content including Allô beIN and
we anticipate strong viewing figures La Presse d'Alex; as well as engaging
from gaming competitions like this and inspiring fans at home during
one as fans around the world are the country-wide lockdown with
asked to stay indoors, but want to be home challenges from LaLiga and
entertained by the teams and players Bundesliga.
they love.
Fans also had the chance to win a
"beIN SPORTS already broadcasts prize package of PSG merchandise by
eSports tournaments including e-ligue1 uploading their best goals to Twitter
and EA FIFA Global Series, but we with the #WinatHome - the weekly
believe now is the time to grow the winner will be settled through public
traditional gaming community, which Twitter polls.


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