Harmonic video SaaS enhances live sports streaming for VertiCast

March 29, 2023
Through a unique API on the VOS360 platform, VertiCast dynamically configures and controls all stages of media processing and delivery.

Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) announced that VertiCast Media Group Limited's CSport, the Caribbean sports service streaming soccer's Premier League, is using Harmonic's VOS 360 video SaaS platform.

Harmonic notes that VertiCast is leveraging the VOS360 platform's agility, resiliency, security and scalability features, ensuring a superior viewing experience for live sports subscribers in 26 Caribbean countries.

Through a unique API on the VOS360 platform, VertiCast dynamically configures and controls all stages of media processing and delivery.

Per Harmonic, VOS360 enables VertiCast to efficiently begin and end streaming of sports events and immediately generate replays from live content.

Real-time scaling, georedundancy and multiCDN capabilities of the VOS360 platform allow VertiCast to deliver sports events reliably and at scale with pristine video quality.

To ensure the highest service availability, Harmonic's worldwide devops team provides 24/7 monitoring of the cloud platform.

Oral Swaby, CTO at VertiCast, remarked:

"Choosing Harmonic as our strategic technology partner enabled us to deploy CSport in record time, providing fans with unprecedented access to the Premier League and FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and other live events from all of their favorite sports leagues. Harmonic's extensive streaming expertise and successful cloud deployments are empowering us to lead the transformation for premium sports experiences in the Caribbean."

Gil Rudge, SVP, video products and solutions, at Harmonic, commented:

"We are thrilled to have added VertiCast, a leading media company in the Caribbean with its CSport channels, to our growing, global collection of VOS360 customers. By adopting a SaaS solution that can scale rapidly on the fly, VertiCast can ensure outstanding streaming quality for millions of viewers on every screen during the world's largest sports events."

Harmonic will showcase its latest technology innovations in streaming and broadcast delivery at the 2023 NAB Show (April 16-19) in Las Vegas. Visit https://info.harmonicinc.com/nab-show

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