Harmonic Adds Linear Ad Splicing

June 21, 2013
Harmonic (NASDAQ:HLIT) has added linear ad splicing capabilities to its ProStream 9100 real-time stream processor. The new functionality is intended to enable frame-accurate insertion of targeted local and regional advertisements into programming delivered via M...
Harmonic (NASDAQ:HLIT) has added linear ad splicing capabilities to its ProStream 9100 real-time stream processor. The new functionality is intended to enable frame-accurate insertion of targeted local and regional advertisements into programming delivered via MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC SD/HD transport streams.The new linear ad splicing capability is designed to conform to SCTE 35 and to accommodate insertion of up to 2 Gb worth of combined advertising and network content. It's intended to eliminate the need for separate digital splicing systems within the content delivery network, and also to eliminate the need to decode a transport stream for insertion into regional advertising.