Edge Networks has launched its Evoca television service with an end-to-end solution from Harmonic.
Evoca combines over-the-air ATSC 3.0 broadcasts with video streaming to reach underserved areas in the US with limited bandwidth access. Harmonic’s hybrid on-premises encoding, cloud origin server and delivery solution enables Evoca to deliver more than 80 channels to subscribers.
“To launch a service as unique as Evoca, we needed a forward-thinking technology partner with extensive experience in the broadcast and streaming worlds,” said Todd Achilles, president and CEO at Edge Networks. “Harmonic’s cutting-edge solutions made them an obvious choice for our service. Together, we’ve created a service that will simplify expanding Evoca into additional markets around the country.”
Harmonic’s end-to-end solution features the VOS360 Live streaming platform running origin server and delivery functionalities on the public cloud, enabling rapid scaling as Evoca ramps up to extend its streaming service reach. On premises is Harmonic’s Electra X live video processor, providing HD and 4K video quality and reducing bandwidth consumption using real-time video optimisation techniques.
“We’re entering a new era of television with ATSC 3.0,” said Eric Armstrong, vice president, video sales and services, North America, at Harmonic. “Harmonic is thrilled to be part of this new service, leveraging ATSC 3.0 OTA and broadband delivery paths, while tapping into the flexibility of the cloud, to provide viewers with a game-changing television experience.”