Sky Italia is employing Harmonic’s cloud-native media processing software and content-aware encoding (CAE) technology for its OTT streaming services.
The Harmonic solution is integrated into the Sky Italia hybrid cloud software-defined streaming platform.
Sky Italia’s solution for its linear video streaming platform is based on Kubernetes and microservices to serve event-based and 24/7 channels on OTT platforms. Adhering to these requirements, Harmonic’s VOS Cluster software controls and optimises Sky Italia’s on-premises and cloud video-processing resources.
“To ensure the success of our next-generation streaming services, delivery of exceptional video quality and the ability to quickly adapt to changes are critical factors,” said Gabriele Ubertini, director of technology engineering and innovation at Sky Italia. “Harmonic’s cloud-native media processing software aligns with our choice of moving resources to Sky’s software-defined streaming infrastructure, while allowing us to be nimble. Using CAE, we can deliver stunning video to a larger group of subscribers, providing a better quality of experience to those in areas with challenging bandwidth availability.”