The two companies have announced a global strategic partnership to create solutions that will allow tier-one video providers to expand existing broadcast and pay TV services with new multi-platform, multi-device delivery models.
Harmonic and KIT digital say that the integrated solution will combine product offerings to deliver: an end-to-end video solution leveraging KIT digital’s KIT Cosmos video asset management platform and Harmonic’s multi-codec, multi-format video processing and storage technology; a unified video infrastructure for servicing both traditional broadcast and emerging multi-screen devices; and a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) or on-site operational model that fits the most stringent reliability 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 recognised 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 (pictured), senior vice president of 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.”