Quickplay Announces Global Strategic Partnership with Harmonic

Global Partnership will enable video service providers to rapidly and efficiently launch premium over-the-top (OTT) and multiscreen live and on-demand video services at scale

Las Vegas, NV (NAB 2016) – April 14, 2016

Quickplay, the global expert in powering premium video to any device today announced a global strategic partnership with Harmonic, the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure solutions, to offer an end-to-end video architecture to deliver greater optimization, carrier grade scale and performance, with exceptional video quality for Next Generation TV (NGTV).

The partnership will offer operators the best of both leading companies, leveraging the power of Quickplay’s multi-tenant video platform, powered by its software defined headend and integrate extensive features of Harmonic’s video delivery infrastructure solutions based on VOS™, a software-based media processing platform that simplifies workflows and maximizes flexibility in video content provider and video service provider deployments. The ability to scale based on demand will provide significant savings, and pay-as-you-grow model is well suited to existing operating expenditure (OPEX) models and the economics of new OTT service launches. Together, the two industry leaders will combine complementary capabilities to accelerate and evolve new business models in premium online video, delivering unparalleled efficiencies with the power of advanced Harmonic infrastructure and Quickplay’s outsourced managed services.

“Quickplay constantly researches and partners with the best providers of industry solutions in order to leverage the latest technological advances and maintain cost leadership for our customers,” said Mike Couture, Quickplay’s senior vice president of product and marketing. “Harmonic brings a variety of industry leading capabilities to our platform service, including packaging-on-the-fly, live-to-VOD, cloud-DVR, and highly efficient software-based transcoders that work together to help run our business with the highest quality and the lowest cost. This is critical for our multi-tenant platform efficiency and allows us to pass on the cost savings to our customers.”

Quickplay and Harmonic will provide a cloud-based, premium video platform service with compelling economics to help premium video service providers get to market faster, more reliably, with better quality of service, and for lower up-front and operating cost than ever.

“Increasingly, infrastructure is being virtualized. For our customers, competing and succeeding in the world of premium OTT video means constantly innovating, while operating at scale with superior efficiency, agility and video quality,” said Ovadia Cohen, Sr. Director, Strategic Alliances at Harmonic. “Our partnership with Quickplay will bring customers new options for expanding traditional broadcast and pay-TV services.”

About Quickplay

Backed by a decade of experience, Quickplay is the global expert in powering TV over any device, allowing premium video service providers to focus on growing their business. Quickplay’s proven services leverage an open platform, cloud economics, and best-of-breed partners so providers can move faster, operate leaner, and offer the best TV experience anywhere. With facilities and experts in Toronto, San Diego, Singapore, Chennai, and Frankfurt, Quickplay enables hundreds of millions of viewers around the globe to fast forward to a next generation of TV with over 700 live channels, 4,000 live events each year, and two million securely-managed premium content assets.  Quickplay has successfully launched multiscreen video services for the likes of Verizon, AT&T, Rogers, Bloomberg, Bell and TELUS, HOOQ and AccuWeather.

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About Harmonic

Harmonic is the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure for emerging television and video services. Harmonic enables customers to produce, deliver, and monetize amazing video experiences, with unequalled business agility and operational efficiency, by providing market-leading innovation, high-quality service, and compelling total-cost-of-ownership. More information is available at www.harmonicinc.com.

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