NAB 2015: Harmonic launches video network channel

DetailsMichelle Clancy | 14 April 2015

Harmonic has announced the launch of its Harmonic Video Network (HVN), an over-the-top (OTT) video streaming service.

The HVN-1 channel will focus on workflow, content creation, channel playout and distribution, video service delivery, cable edge and multiscreen issues. HVN-2 meanwhile will feature cultural and environmental vignettes from around the world, highlighting Harmonic content originally produced in 4K and available for license at

"HVN showcases Harmonic innovation, leveraging our solutions for production, playout and delivery as the technology behind the channels," said Peter Alexander, CMO at Harmonic. "We're demonstrating the new economies of creating sophisticated branded channels with automated management, delivered over-the-top. We can show the industry how to dramatically reduce total cost of ownership while accelerating deployment of new services from their own facilities or from the cloud with fabulous video quality."

As far as content, one of the highlights of HVN-1's line-up is the Media Empire series, which is produced in 4K in-house and follows a team of Harmonic personnel getting the HVN OTT network up and running. Other content includes the VidTech Insider technical briefing series and a variety of product spotlights.

HVN-2 meanwhile is intended as a 24/7 'ambient' video channel travel and nature imagery, showcasing footage shot in 4K in locations from California to Myanmar, Costa Rica and Japan