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Telefonica Spain Taps Harmonic for Movistar+ Streaming Service

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SAN JOSE, Calif.—Harmonic has announced that Telefonica Spain has deployed Harmonic's VOS®360 cloud streaming platform for reliable, flexible disaster recovery. 

The VOS360 platform replicates Telefonica Spain's entire infrastructure for its Movistar+ platform in the cloud, which provides instant scaling of the live 24/7 channels and keeps costs low through usage-based pricing, the companies said. 

"Viewers today expect flawless video streaming [and] to ensure solid service continuity, we needed a reliable, cost-effective and flexible solution," said Eugenio Lojo, head of transmission and conditional access, Telefonica. "Rather than recreating our physical infrastructure at a backup location, we successfully replicated the configuration on the cloud using Harmonic's VOS360 platform. This redundant service is not only cost-saving, it's also flexible and ensures our ability to test new channels and deliver short-term events as our video streaming service evolves."

Harmonic's cloud-based recovery service includes an advanced DevOps team that ensures the services are always available for subscribers, around the clock. The VOS360 SaaS also provides rapid scaling, enabling Telefonica Spain to quickly secure the entire channel lineup or just a single channel for the duration of a premium event. Based on a pay-per-use business model, Harmonic's service is activated on demand, providing the operator with the flexibility to pay for services as needed, whether it's for a day, week or month, Harmonic reported. 

"Traditionally, disaster recovery systems have been inflexible and costly to replicate. But Harmonic is transforming that notion," said Shahar Bar, senior vice president, video products and corporate development, at Harmonic. "Our VOS360 platform's cloud-based recovery service can be activated in minutes, which is a testament to the speed and elasticity that our recovery-in-the-cloud service provides."

Further information about Harmonic and the company's solutions is available at www.harmonicinc.com.

George Winslow

George Winslow is the senior content producer for TV Tech. He has written about the television, media and technology industries for nearly 30 years for such publications as Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News and TV Tech. Over the years, he has edited a number of magazines, including Multichannel News International and World Screen, and moderated panels at such major industry events as NAB and MIP TV. He has published two books and dozens of encyclopedia articles on such subjects as the media, New York City history and economics.