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Vidgo was a multi-vendor masterclass, not a Harmonic exclusive

Harmonic’s victory lap last week for steamrolling the Vidgo contract was premature, if a little disingenuous. Apology letters are due in the post to Ateme, CenturyLink, Imagine Communications, Tulix, Verimatrix, Veygo and Zayo, for ignoring their involvement in providing numerous technical pillars and adhesive elements in the expansion efforts of the sports-centric OTT video service. In fairness, Harmonic is encoding, transcoding and packaging an estimated 95% of Vidgo’s current channel lineup, therefore probably taking home the largest slice of the revenue pie, yet there are so many more interesting things going on here than Harmonic’s VOS360 technology. Of all the companies involved in Vidgo’s ramping up, the smallest – Tulix Systems – arguably played the most pivotal role and actually…

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