Vidgo taps Harmonic for live streaming service

Vidgo has launched a new OTT service powered by Harmonic's (NASDAQ:HLIT) VOS360 Live Streaming Platform. Vidgo's live TV streaming service featuring sports, news and ...

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Vidgo has launched a new OTT service powered by Harmonic's (NASDAQ:HLIT) VOS360 Live Streaming Platform. Vidgo's live TV streaming service featuring sports, news and entertainment, and more than 100 premium channels as well as a Latino package. Harmonic's VOS360 platform is being used to handle the end-to-end video  processing and delivery workflow for Vidgo from source to screen.

"A large, diverse content catalog is critically important for an OTT streaming service to be successful, and Vidgo has set a high bar in this regard. Our new streaming service gives subscribers a simple, convenient way to watch live TV anytime, on any device, ensuring that sports fans never miss important matches, fights and games on some of the most popular channels available," said Shane Cannon, CEO at Vidgo. "We chose Harmonic's VOS360 Live Streaming Platform because it significantly reduces our operational costs and complexity, making it simple to stream live events with high reliability and exceptional quality of experience. Harmonic provided outstanding support and expertise throughout the project, taking the guesswork out of live streaming."

Harmonic's VOS360 Live Streaming Platform offers a range of media processing functionalities in a cloud-native environment, including live and file transcoding, packaging and origin, dynamic real-time CDN selection, targeted advertising, VOD, SVOD, time-shift viewing and network DVR. Harmonic's DevOps team provides Vidgo with around-the-clock support and monitoring.

"New entrants to the OTT environment don't necessarily have massive budgets, and they need to launch services fast," said Eric Armstrong, vice president of sales, North America Media at Harmonic. "With our VOS360 Live Streaming Platform, Vidgo can cost-effectively scale its new OTT service on the fly and stream content ranging from on-demand to premium live sports events to millions of subscribers with exceptional quality, scalability and reliability, differentiating itself in this highly competitive arena."        

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