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Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 
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SuperSoccer Selects Harmonic’s VOS™ 360 SaaS Cloud Solution for Professional Soccer League Live Streaming

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, today announced that SuperSoccer, an Indonesian sports aggregator, has chosen Harmonic’s VOS™ 360 professional cloud media processing service to stream live soccer matches, including Serie A Italian league games, over the web to subscribers in Indonesia. Utilizing the software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution, hosted in the public cloud and maintained and monitored by Harmonic, SuperSoccer achieves unprecedented speed, flexibility and agility for its OTT service. Today, the operator is streaming over 60 live soccer games a month in superior HD video quality at the lowest possible bit rates.

“Being a relatively new OTT operator, we were looking for a video infrastructure solution with little to no CAPEX investment. Video quality and ease-of-use were also key priorities,” said Mirwan Suwarso, director at SuperSoccer. “The VOS 360 cloud service handles the entire workflow for our live OTT service — including ingest, transcoding, packaging and delivery — enabling our technical staff to focus on improving the app delivery experience for audiences. We especially love the flexibility that the VOS 360 service provides, in terms of allowing us to control multiple profile bit rates and video quality to ensure the best possible live streaming experience for our customers.”

A recent report by research and strategy consultancy MTM found that APAC’s premium OTT market will undergo rapid growth by 2019, increasing in revenue by more than a factor of five in Indonesia. Using the Harmonic VOS 360 service, SuperSoccer can tap into that revenue, offering Indonesian consumers a unique OTT subscription service that extends beyond on-demand content to include live coverage of Serie A Italian league and World Cup qualifying matches. In addition to supporting live streaming, the VOS 360 service enables games to be available for seven days as catch-up TV, opening up additional revenue for the operator.

As one of the first professional-grade, cloud-native media processing services in the industry, the VOS 360 service is maintained and operated by Harmonic 24 hours a day, ensuring superior quality of experience and service availability. Built upon leading public cloud infrastructure platforms, the award-winning VOS 360 service makes it easy for SuperSoccer to prepare and deliver content from anywhere, with total geographic redundancy and operational resiliency. Configuration, deployment and management is easy for the operator through VOS 360’s automated video formation technology, which uses standard IT deployment templates to simplify setup and unlock powerful media processing and delivery workflows. Based upon a pay-per-use model, the VOS 360 service is affordable and allows SuperSoccer to scale up or down as needed.

“As a pure OTT player in the Indonesian market focusing on sports content, SuperSoccer needed to work with a trusted video infrastructure provider experienced in cloud and OTT deployments,” said Tony Berthaud, vice president of sales, APAC, at Harmonic. “The VOS 360 cloud solution is the perfect fit for SuperSoccer, enabling the operator to enhance the quality of its live streaming service quickly, without making a large upfront investment that is traditionally required for hardware-based workflows. The VOS 360 service allows SuperSoccer to deliver exceptional video quality and support advanced features like live TV and catch-up TV for increased monetization.”