Workflow flexibility was also a key consideration. The VOS 360
managed service enables SuperSoccer to make changes quickly and
easily, adapting to changing business requirements and technology
advancements, with unlimited scalability.
Encoding and transcoding on the VOS 360 service are powered
by the Harmonic PURE Compression Engine™, which offers
industry-leading video quality at the lowest possible bitrates,
resulting in exceptional quality of experience for end users while
lowering CDN costs.
From a cost perspective, Harmonic’s VOS 360 service made
perfect sense for SuperSoccer by eliminating CAPEX spending
on facility operations and maintenance. The VOS 360 service is
pay-per-use, ensuring that the operator only spends money on the
services actually used.
Another reason SuperSoccer chose the VOS 360 service was
ease of use. The VOS 360 offering features a simple, intuitive UI
that makes contributing content via a live feed or VOD library fast
and easy compared with traditional infrastructure. Through the
UI, SuperSoccer can gain insight into the content contribution,
processing and delivery process from any where with a reliable,
high-speed internet connection.
Even better, Harmonic provides a dedicated 24/7 monitoring
and maintenance service focused on keeping SuperSoccer TV
operational with super-fast response time.
Live event feeds are ingested to the cloud via Harmonic’s
CloudLink, an application that links traditional contribution
and delivery infrastructure to VOS 360 with low latency,
resilience and security. The VOS 360 service then adapts the
content to various screen types and delivers live and catch-up TV
programming directly to SuperSoccer’s dedicated apps on iOS
and Android devices via VOS 360’s built-in global CDN capability.
Harmonic set up the initial service for SuperSoccer within eight
hours of the first live event, which was used as a proof of concept
to demonstrate capabilities. The following weekend, SuperSoccer
used the VOS 360 service to successfully produce and stream 10 live
soccer matches. Today, SuperSoccer TV streams an average of 560
hours of live HD events per month, with each event attracting about
20,000 viewers. The VOS 360 cloud service was the best solution for
this project’s quick schedule and complex streaming requirements.
Since the VOS 360 service is hosted on a massive public cloud,
SuperSoccer TV will be able to scale its media processing resources
up and down with ease, based on how many viewers are watching
the service at any given time. The operator will never pay for more
than what it uses, thanks to the VOS 360 service’s OPEX-based
business model. The award-winning Harmonic PURE Compression
Engine will ensure superior video quality on every screen for both
live and on-demand content, keeping Super Soccer TV viewers
satisfied and coming back for more premium sports content.
ABOUT HARMONIC INC.
Harmonic is the worldwide leader in video delivery technology and
services enables media companies and service providers to deliver
ultra-high-quality broadcast and OTT video services to consumers
globally. Providing market-leading innovation, high-quality service
and compelling total cost-of-ownership, the company enables its
customers to produce and deliver amazing video experiences with
unequalled business agility and operational efficiency. Harmonic’s
latest software-based OTT solutions provide the tools to prepare,
manage and monetize high-quality live and VOD content to every
screen. Whether deployed on appliances or in the cloud, or
accessed as software-as-a-service (SaaS), Harmonic solutions
support the entire media processing chain, simplifying the delivery
of revenue-generating, next-generation OTT streaming services.
More information is available at www.harmonicinc.com.
“We especially love the flexibility that the VOS 360
service provides, allowing us to control multiple profile
bitrates and video quality to ensure the best possible
live streaming experience for our customers,”
—Mirwan Suwarso, Director at SuperSoccer
POWERFUL END-TO END OTT DELIVERY
Harmonic offers a powerful suite of media processing solutions
for all deployment models—software appliances, cloud and
hybrid environments, and SaaS. Harmonic’s VOSTM Cloud media
processing software and VOS 360 managed services provide
workflow orchestration and delivery functionalities to simplify OTT
delivery, including streamlined content capture, UHD support,
personalized ad insertion, and multi-cloud support. By enhancing
the capabilities of OTT workflows—from acquisition to delivery—
Harmonic is enabling better video experiences for consumers and
accelerating the time to market for new must-have services.