Advanced Television

Harmonic powers MLB Network

March 1, 2017

Harmonic, a specialist in video delivery infrastructure, has announced that MLB Network has upgraded its existing Harmonic playout platform with a new software-based Spectrum X advanced media server system. Using the Spectrum X server for MPEG-2 HD playout and recording, MLB Network has achieved increased workflow efficiency, simplicity and reliability for its extensive studio programming and live game coverage, including 150 regular season games, Postseason game telecasts, more than 150 Spring Training games, and special event coverage.

“MLB Network is the ultimate television destination for baseball fans, featuring live game coverage, original programming, highlights, and insights and analysis. Given the wide amount of content that we deliver, having an efficient and cost-effective production and playout solution is imperative,” said Mark Haden, vice president of engineering and IT at MLB Network. “Harmonic’s Spectrum X media server offers everything we need: rock-solid reliability, support for a wide range of video codecs and formats, high throughput and low power consumption, enabling us to produce and distribute high-quality content to fans of America’s national pastime.”

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