Edge Networks launches Evoca TV service with Harmonic

Edge Networks has launched its new Evoca television service with an end-to-end solution provided by 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 enable Evoca to efficiently and reliably 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,” commented Todd Achilles, president and chief technology officer 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 VOS 360 live streaming platform, running origin server and delivery functionalities on the public cloud, enabling scaling as Evoca ramps up to extend its streaming service reach. On premises is Harmonic’s ElectraX live video processor, providing HD and 4K video quality and reducing bandwidth consumption using real-time video optimisation techniques.

Eric Armstrong, vice president, video sales and services, North America at Harmonic, added: “We’re entering a new era of television with ATSC 3.0. 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.”

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