KIT digital, Harmonic team to offer multiscreen video solution

Video management and delivery specialist KIT digital (Nasdaq: KITD) and video equipment vendor Harmonic (Nasdaq: HLIT) are entering into a global strategic partnership around the delivery of end-to-end multiscreen video architectures.

The companies said they focus the offering to Tier 1 video providers to help them expand existing broadcast and pay-TV services with new multi-platform, multi-device delivery models. 

The integrated solution will combine product offerings to deliver an end-to-end video solution leveraging KIT Cosmos, KIT digital's premium video asset management platform, and Harmonic's multicodec, multiformat video processing and storage technology, which enables customers to deliver and optimize video services for live linear feeds, catch-up and start-over TV programs and video-on-demand.

The companies said unified video infrastructure is designed for servicing both traditional broadcast and emerging multiscreen devices, and it will include a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) or on-site, "private cloud" operational model as well.

"As the lines between traditional broadcast and new media distribution channels blur, our clients are demanding an integrated, seamless and cost-effective solution," said Scott Sahadi, CSO for KIT digital. "This partnership is a natural evolution of an existing relationship, one that we look forward to strengthening and expanding even more through the years."

KIT digital, which has acquired a slew of companies across the online video space over the past year, has positioned itself to be a go-to partner with content owners and service providers looking to be OTT players

Harmonic, meanwhile, in August made a move to take advantage of the growing demand for video on a variety of devices, launching the ProMedia family of software solutions, designed to help content creators and service providers build infrastructure to support an array of input, editing and output formats.

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