V​idgo Launches 100+ Channel Live Streaming Service

Harmonic’s VOS 360 Live Streaming Platform is helping enable Vidgo’s new service featuring more than 100 premium channels including ABC, Comedy Central, ESPN, Fox, and the NFL Network as well as a Latino package for Spanish-speaking viewers.

By handling the complete end-to-end media processing and delivery workflow for Vidgo, Harmonic's VOS360 platform simplifies live streaming from source to screen, speeds up time to market for new channels and enables rapid service scaling.

Said Shane Cannon, CEO at Vidgo. "We chose Harmonic's VOS360 Live Streaming Platform because it significantly reduces our operational costs and complexity, making it simple to stream live events with high reliability and exceptional quality of experience. Harmonic provided outstanding support and expertise throughout the project, taking the guesswork out of live streaming."

Harmonic's VOS360 Live Streaming Platform offers a range of media processing functionalities in a cloud-native environment, including live and file transcoding, packaging and origin, dynamic real-time CDN selection, targeted advertising, VOD, SVOD, time-shift viewing and network DVR. Relying on a single cloud-based platform for live streaming from source to screen significantly increased Vidgo's efficiencies, it is claimed, and accelerated its time to market. Harmonic's advanced DevOps team provides Vidgo with around-the-clock support and monitoring, ensuring the highest level of availability and reliability for its new live streaming service.

"New entrants to the OTT environment don't necessarily have massive budgets, and they need to launch services fast," said Eric Armstrong, vice president of sales, North America Media at Harmonic. "With VOS360, Vidgo can cost-effectively scale its new OTT service on the fly and stream content ranging from on-demand to premium live sports events to millions of subscribers with exceptional quality, scalability and reliability, differentiating itself in this highly competitive arena."

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