December 25, 2014 6:19 PM ET

Communications Equipment

Company Overview of HBC Solutions, Inc.

Company Overview

HBC Solutions, Inc., doing business as Harris Broadcast, develops audio and video systems and tools for broadcasters, cable networks, MSOs, and mobile and IPTV providers worldwide. Its products include advertising software, automation solutions, business intelligence and analytics, digital asset management systems, distribution amplifiers, editing systems, fiber optic solutions, graphics, integrated channel playout, master control and branding, multiviewers, network monitoring and control, networking and encoding products, programming and rights software, radio studio systems, radio transmission systems, routing and control systems, servers, signal processing solutions, television transmissi...

9800 South Meridian Boulevard

Suite 300

Englewood, CO 80112

United States

Founded in 1922

Phone:

303-476-5000

Fax:

303-476-5004

Key Executives for HBC Solutions, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 48
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 52
President of Global Operations and Services
Chief Strategy Officer
Senior Vice President of Global Media Sales
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

HBC Solutions, Inc. Key Developments

Al Aan TV Selects Harris Broadcast for Transition to HD

Harris Broadcast announced that it is on air with a new, end-to-end, file-based HD broadcast solution at Al Aan Television. From its base in Dubai Media City, pan-Arab satellite channel Al Aan broadcasts free to air and has an extensive online presence, covering women related issues, news and current affairs from the unique perspective of Arab women. Launched in 2006, the station now has a significant following. In support of a phased migration to HD, Al Aan selected Harris Broadcast to manage the transition and implement a highly secure, flexible and efficient workflow. The fully integrated, end-to-end media content management and channel playout solution enables Al Aan to centralize and simplify the entire content lifecycle, automate labor-intensive processes and easily repurpose content for multiple delivery platforms. As part of a project to further boost its reach and play out large amounts of content in many different formats, Al Aan has expanded on its existing video servers with a network of Harris Broadcast HD/SD Nexio(R) server and storage solutions, along with Nexio(R) Motion intelligent media movement software, which allows Al Aan to customize software defined workflows uniquely to their operations and save labor. The new installation is designed with a high level of redundancy, including dual ADC(TM) automation platforms. The new system was designed and implemented internally by Al Aan engineering team, supported by Harris Broadcast. Together, they developed all the necessary interfaces and configurations. Al Aan intends to move its entire operation to HD. As a first step, Harris Broadcast supported its move from SD playout to 16:9 aspect ratio, to secure viewers acceptance.

Doordarshan Selects Harris Broadcast for Nationwide Digital Transition

Harris Broadcast announced it has been selected by national broadcaster Doordarshan to deploy a new DVB-T2 transmission infrastructure across the country. The first of two transmission contracts awarded to Harris Broadcast adds HD channels to digital multiplexes in four major metropolitan areas. Each facility will be served with a new 6kW Harris Broadcast Maxiva ULX DVB-T2 transmitter. The second contract is for 19 Maxiva ULX transmitters, which will be used to roll out digital transmission to the regions of India. In the first instance, these will carry standard definition channels in their multiplexes, but the flexibility of the transmitter and infrastructure design allows for an easy upgrade to HD when the time comes.

Harris Broadcast Announces Executive Appointments

Harris Broadcast appointed Steve Reynolds as Chief Technology Officer and Skip Sorenson as Chief Financial Officer. Both will report to Charlie Vogt, CEO of Harris Broadcast, with Mr. Reynolds leading product development and Research & Development, and Mr. Sorenson responsible for financial and IT. The addition of CTO and CFO follow executive management appointments by Mr. Vogt across Sales, Services and Human Resources and are part of his aggressive plan to strengthen the company's global leadership as an independent company. As Chief Technology Officer, Mr. Reynolds will lead product management and research & development activities. In this role, he will provide vision and leadership for the nearly 1,000 product and engineering team members as they collaborate with broadcast and communications service provider customers, and design and develop next generation multi-service technology. Mr. Reynolds joins Harris Broadcast from Comcast, where he served as Senior Vice President of Consumer Premises Technology, overseeing technology strategy, roadmap and development. Prior to Comcast, Mr. Reynolds was Senior Vice President of Technology at OpenTV, a world leader in digital and interactive television technology. His cable industry experience also includes executive level positions at ACTV, Intellocity and TV Guide. As Chief Financial Officer at Harris Broadcast, Mr. Sorenson will be responsible for financial and IT operations. Prior to Harris Broadcast, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for CompuCom, a leading IT solutions provider. Before CompuCom, Mr. Sorenson was the CFO of Lineage Power, which was acquired by General Electric; and prior to Lineage, he served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer at AECOM Technology, an Engineering and Architectural Services firm that went public in May 2007. He joined AECOM after serving as Executive Vice President and CFO at Vought Aircraft, an aerospace subcontractor.

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