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Video viewing experience technology provider Espial is integrating Harmonic’s VOS360 media-processing platform into its Elevate video platform for pay-TV and video providers.

Harmonic VOSSWCluster 22feb2018Elevate is designed to provide operators with cloud tools for their operations, product, marketing and engineering teams; while Harmonic’s VOS360 unifies the entire media processing chain, from ingest to transcoding, encryption, packaging and origin.

The integrated turn-key solution supports the launch new IP and OTT services, offering control, processing and delivery of video content and services to a broad range of devices – including set-top boxes, media players like Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire, smart TVs and mobile devices.

"Consumers today demand the ability to view content on any device, from anywhere,” said Rich Fickle, CEO and president at the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) in the US. “Espial’s Elevate SaaS video platform, together with Harmonic’s VOS360 solution, addresses some important requirements of our members, who need to reduce cost, risk and time-to-market on new IPTV and app-based TV services.”

Jaison Dolvane, CEO of Espial, added: “MVPDs need to address the needs of various subscriber segments — from millennials and premium subscribers, to traditional users and more – in order to remain relevant and competitive. The ability to price, package, segment and analyse their various offerings is critical to avoid churn, retain subscribers and grow revenues. Getting to market quickly and risk-free, using TVaaS solutions, allows operators to focus their resources on selling, improving business metrics through data, and optimising their services offerings.”