Advanced Television

KIT and Harmonic global partnership

October 10, 2011

KIT Digital and Harmonic have announced a strategic partnership that harnesses their complementary product portfolios to offer an end-to-end multiscreen video architecture optimally managed for maximum performance. The two companies are working together to create solutions that enable Tier 1 video providers to efficiently expand existing broadcast and pay TV services with new multi-platform, multi-device delivery models.

Supplying video service and content providers with proven, carrier-grade technologies and strategic project management skills, the partnership draws on years of experience delivering platform solutions to power complex, demanding video deployments. The integrated solution will combine product offerings to deliver:

An end-to-end video solution leveraging KIT Cosmos, KIT digital’s premium video asset management platform, and Harmonic’s multicodec, multiformat video processing and storage technology, that enables customers to deliver and optimize video services for live linear feeds, catch-up and start-over TV and video-on-demand with a rich user experience;

A unified video infrastructure designed specifically for servicing both traditional broadcast and emerging multiscreen devices with maximum quality and operational efficiency

A Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) or on-site, “private cloud” operational model that fits the end customer’s most stringent reliability requirements while handling day-to-day workflows.

Scott Sahadi, Chief Strategy Officer for KIT digital, commented: “As the lines between traditional broadcast and new media distribution channels blur, our clients are demanding an integrated, seamless and cost-effective solution. Already clients have recognized the value and synergies of our combined offering. This partnership is a natural evolution of an existing relationship, one that we look forward to strengthening and expanding even more through the years.”

Shahar Bar, Senior Vice President Corporate Development for Harmonic, added: “A strategic focus for service and content providers alike is to gain operational efficiency while extending service offerings for consumers. Harmonic’s award-winning video infrastructure solutions and KIT digital’s impressive managed service platform deliver a true high-quality, proven, end-to-end solution focused on operational efficiencies.”

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