October 5, 2012

Company proves viability of interoperable dynamic linear advertising solutions across media workflow to maximize advertising impact and open new revenue streams

The recent CableLabs event in Louisville, Colorado, focused on interoperability between third-party “dynamic linear advertising” systems. Harris played a pivotal role at the September 17-20 event by providing the technology required to implement an end-to-end media workflow to support real-time dynamic linear advertising in the process.

Dynamic linear advertising enables broadcasters, IPTV and cable operators to dynamically replace linear ads — scheduled to run in the program content — with ads targeting consumers with iPads and other connected devices. This real-time process automatically replaces linear ads with ones targeting viewers based upon anonymous user profiles derived from age, gender, geographical location and interests. This personalized ad targeting utilizes cable operators’ existing IP streaming capabilities and maximizes advertising dollars, availabilities, impact and revenue across the board.

CableLabs invited Harris to simulate a working broadcast environment at the Interop event to facilitate third-party interoperability. The Harris-enabled media workflow consisted of five key Harris products: OSi-Traffic™ and Novar™ traffic and billing software, ADC™ automated content management and distribution, NEXIO® video servers, and the Selenio™ media convergence platform for signal encoding.

Harris also had the opportunity to test the viability and interoperability of its own dynamic linear advertising components, featuring two modules that enable the media workflow to support the dynamic linear advertising process:

The Campaign Manager and Ad Decision Engine modules both comply with SCTE-130, a standard developed by the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) that defines the interfaces and messaging between multiple components in dynamic ad insertion, dynamic linear advertising, and other advanced advertising applications.

“Harris is developing advanced advertising technologies for dynamic linear advertising to help our customers monetize content independent of the delivery medium or platform,” said Scott Criley, director, media and workflow, Harris Broadcast Communications. “We want to assure our customers that their media software platforms for traffic, billing and other business operations are future-proof and prepared to handle nonlinear advertising without disrupting traditional, linear advertising business.”


About Harris Broadcast Communications
Harris Broadcast Communications offers products, systems and services that provide interoperable workflow solutions for broadcast, cable, satellite and out-of-home networks. The Harris ONE™ solution brings together highly integrated and cost-effective products that enable advanced media workflows for emerging content delivery business models. Additional information about Harris Broadcast Communications is available at www.broadcast.harris.com.

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Steve Reynolds

Steve Reynolds is President of Imagine Communications, a global leader in multiscreen video and ad management solutions that broadcasters, networks, video service providers and enterprises around the world rely on to support their mission-critical operations.

Steve brings 25 years of technology leadership in the video industry to Imagine Communications. He has served as the CTO at Imagine Communications and Harris Broadcast, Senior Vice President of Premises Technology at Comcast, Senior Vice President of Technology at OpenTV, and CTO at Intellocity USA.

Steve earned a MS in Computer Engineering from Widener University and BS in Computer Science from West Chester University. As the Chairman of the AIMS Alliance and a member of SMPTE and SCTE, he has participated in numerous standards-making bodies in the cable and digital video industries. Steve also holds over 40 patents relating to digital video, content security, interactive television and digital devices.