Harmonic have announced that Televisa, the largest media company in the Spanish-speaking world, has built a first-of-its-kind large-scale multiscreen service on the Harmonic ProMedia suite of multiscreen production and preparation applications and MediaGrid shared storage system. Deployed at Televisa’s Mexico City facility for its TV Everywhere service and VEO — Televisa’s new subscription VOD (SVOD) and transactional VOD (TVOD) service — the comprehensive multiformat video processing and storage technology from Harmonic enables Televisa to optimize OTT video service delivery for live linear feeds and VOD while ensuring high-quality video output and a rich user experience.
“Harmonic provides tier-one broadcasters such as Televisa with a complete solution that includes the software, architecture, and support necessary to launch new multiscreen services smoothly and address all target devices effectively,” says Alvaro Martin, regional sales director for Mexico at Harmonic. “Leveraging Harmonic’s multiscreen video architecture, Televisa was able to quickly and cost-effectively expand their services to include very competitive multiscreen offerings that meet their customers’ demand for VOD services and TV everywhere.”
The Televisa installation represents the first large-scale multiscreen system deployed in Mexico and Latin America, and it will be used by the company’s various video service platforms to distribute live events ranging from concerts to premier sports events.