Harmonic wins role in new OTT TV service for Hong Kong

Hong Kong telco PCCW has chosen video processing software from US firm Harmonic to power its new over-the-top (OTT) multiscreen video service ‘now Player’.

The service was launched last May and delivers live television and VOD services to any viewing platform, including smartphones, tablets, PCs, and other IP-connected devices. Dedicated apps are available for Android and iOS devices.

PCCW chose Harmonic’s ProMedia Live real-time multiscreen video processing and encoding system and ProMedia Package adaptive stream preparation system to power the new service, with both solutions managed by Harmonic’s NMX Digital Service Manager.

now TV’s broadcast operation centre already includes other Harmonic digital video processing solutions, including its Electra SD/HD MPEG-2 and AVC encoder and ProStream 1000 real-time stream processor.

PCCW recently revealed that there have already been a total of 660,000 downloads of the now Player app, when taken in combination with the ‘now News’ app it launched last January.

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