Harmonic Announces the Availability of NASA TV UHD, North Americas First Consumer Ultra HD Channel

Date: 11/11/2015
Harmonic Announces the Availability of NASA TV UHD, North Americas First Consumer Ultra HD Channel
Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, today announced that NASA TV UHD, the first consumer Ultra HD (UHD) channel in North America, is now available. Leveraging an end-to-end UHD delivery system from Harmonic, NASA's ambient video channel provides consumers with a wide array of out-of-this-world linear 2160p60 video content, capturing the breathtaking beauty of the space program. 
 
Transmitted in the clear via the SES AMC-18C satellite, NASA TV UHD is remotely produced by Harmonic and jointly operated with NASA. Harmonic is currently in discussions with pay-TV operators to carry the channel on their satellite DTH, cable and optical networks. Tests are underway to enable consumption on a wide range of television and IP-connected devices. The channel will also be available for OTT streaming at a later date, to be determined. 
 
NASA TV UHD consists of eight brand-new TV series designed to explore the various facets of NASA's space program. These include: "ISS Life," documenting life on the space station from the first-person perspective of the astronauts; "Earth View," the astronauts' unique perception of our planet; "Solar System," showing vibrant imagery of the earth's neighboring planets and the sun, including time-lapse videos using solar dynamics observatory images; "Deep Space," animated UHD still imagery captured from the Hubble telescope and other telescopic platforms; "NASA Classics," important highlights from NASA's history, such as the Apollo program; "Mars," an entire program dedicated to the intriguing red planet; "Liftoff," an up-close look at spacecraft launches, including rocket tests; and "Development," detailing the training and R&D efforts that take place before each NASA mission.
 
"Not only is NASA TV UHD the first consumer UHD channel in North America, the ambient nature of the channel is unlike anything anyone has ever seen before, taking the consumer entertainment experience to a whole new level," said Peter Alexander, chief marketing officer at Harmonic. "Each program featured on NASA TV UHD is composed of long, beautiful shots that can only be described as breathtaking. Delivered in the eight million pixel resolution of the UHD format, it truly is a remarkable viewing experience that would not have been possible without Harmonic's complete solution for Ultra HD video production and delivery. We're happy that the channel is now operational with the first tranche of content."
 
The NASA TV UHD utilizes an end-to-end solution that includes Harmonic's Ellipse(R) 3000 contribution encoder, ProView(TM) 7100 integrated receiver-decoder (IRD), MediaGrid shared storage system, Polaris(TM) playout management suite, Spectrum(TM) X advanced media server system, Electra(TM) X2 and Electra X3 advanced media processors, ProMedia(R) Origin packager and streaming video server and NSG(TM) Exo distributed CCAP system.
 
At the heart of the UHD workflow is Harmonic's Electra X3 advanced media processor, the industry's first converged media processor for UHD content with live, full-frame, full-GOP UHD encoding. Powered by the Harmonic PURE Compression Engine(TM), an advanced encoding technology that supports resolutions up to 2160p60 (HEVC Main 10) for broadcast and OTT multiscreen delivery, the Electra X3 enables superior video quality at minimum bandwidth.
 
For more information on Harmonic, instructions for gaining access to the NASA TV UHD channel, and to view the trailer, visit: http://info.harmonicinc.com/nasa-uhd.
 
# # #
 
About Harmonic
Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) is the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure for emerging television and video services. Harmonic enables customers to produce, deliver and monetize amazing video experiences, with unequalled business agility and operational efficiency, by providing market-leading innovation, high-quality service and compelling total cost of ownership. More information is available at www.harmonicinc.com. 
 
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including statements related to the anticipated capabilities and benefits of Harmonic's Ellipse(R) 3000 contribution encoder, Electra X2(TM) and Electra X3 advanced media processors, MediaGrid shared storage system, NSG(TM) EXO distributed CCAP, Polaris(TM) playout management system, ProMedia(R) Origin packager and streaming server, ProView(TM) 7100 IRDs, and PURE Compression Engine(TM) products. Our expectations and beliefs regarding these products may not materialize and are subject to risks and uncertainties, including the possibility that the products may not meet some or all of their anticipated capabilities or provide some or all of its anticipated benefits, such as enabling superior video quality at minimum bandwidth.
 
The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are also subject to other risks and uncertainties, such as those more fully described in Harmonic's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec.31, 2014, its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and its Current Reports on Form 8-K. The forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Harmonic as of the date hereof, and Harmonic disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.
 
EDITOR'S NOTE -- Product and company names used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.


Tags: Harmonic | NASA TV UHD | Space | NASA
Submitted by 202 Communications (Dundee Hills Group)
View author's directory page

Related Interviews
  • Harmonic at IBC 2014

    Harmonic at IBC 2014

  • Harmonics Peter Alexander on BroadcastShow LIVE at IBC 2013

    Harmonics Peter Alexander on BroadcastShow LIVE at IBC 2013

  • Harmonics Tom Lattie on BroadcastShow LIVE at IBC 2013

    Harmonics Tom Lattie on BroadcastShow LIVE at IBC 2013

  • Harmonic at IBC2011

    Harmonic at IBC2011

  • GB Labs Space at NAB 2014

    GB Labs Space at NAB 2014

  • Photon Beard: Space Light at NAB 2013

    Photon Beard: Space Light at NAB 2013

  • Yospace: Advert Insertion at NAB 2013

    Yospace: Advert Insertion at NAB 2013

  • YoSpace at NAB 2012

    YoSpace at NAB 2012


Related Shows
  • Day 3 of BroadcastShow at IBC

    Day 3 of BroadcastShow at IBC


Related Articles
  • Run Leaner, More Agile and Scalable OTT Operations

    Run Leaner, More Agile and Scalable OTT Operations

  • Marjan Television Network - a case study

    Marjan Television Network - a case study

  • Pushing the Boundaries for OTT

    Pushing the Boundaries for OTT

  • Space lights and a man called Bill

    Space lights and a man called Bill

  • Highlighting YouTube Space

    Highlighting YouTube Space

  • Dick looks at the faster future

    Dick looks at the faster future

  • Building Out Storage for UHD

    Building Out Storage for UHD

  • Ensuring a Quick Recovery

    Ensuring a Quick Recovery

  • How to Deliver Live and VOD UHD Content With Minimum Bandwidth

    How to Deliver Live and VOD UHD Content With Minimum Bandwidth

  • Move and Deliver

    Move and Deliver

  • How I shoot those Amazing Spaces

    How I shoot those Amazing Spaces

  • Move and Deliver

    Move and Deliver

  • Ask the Experts

    Ask the Experts

  • Storage news: Space 4K Duo, the facility goes on location

    Storage news: Space 4K Duo, the facility goes on location

  • Back to basics: MPEG Dash

    Back to basics: MPEG Dash

  • Crowd pulling at BVE

    Crowd pulling at BVE

  • Ubiquitous Cloud at IBC

    Ubiquitous Cloud at IBC

  • Building a digital archive

    Building a digital archive

  • So you think you know Flash?

    So you think you know Flash?

  • Problems with mains hum and got no space?

    Problems with mains hum and got no space?

  • Eye to Eye: Video over IP

    Eye to Eye: Video over IP

  • File-Based Workflows

    File-Based Workflows

  • The Space Race

    The Space Race


News
Live Streaming of Dick Whittington The Purrrrrfect Rock Roll Panto is just the tonic for Deeside Hospital patients Posted: 11/01/2019
Live Streaming of Dick Whittington and ndash; The Purrrrrfect Rock and lsquo;N and rsquo; Roll Panto is just the tonic for Deeside Hospital patients

As part of its innovative project with the Anglo-Danish technology company Streamer, Theatr Clwyd has made the rock ‘n’ roll panto the latest show to be streamed live to a local audience.

Tags: Streaming | #BeAStreamer | live
Submitted by Streamer Ltd
More from this author
Integrations With Leading MacOS and IOS Applications Expand UltraSync BLUE Ecosystem Posted: 10/01/2019
Integrations With Leading MacOS and IOS Applications Expand UltraSync BLUE Ecosystem
Working with market-leading macOS software expert Softron and established iOS app developer PureBlend Software, Timecode Systems has extended the footprint of its UltraSync BLUE solution by adding the power of its timecode-over-Bluetooth® technology to multicamera logging, reporting, and collaborative editing processes. The MovieSlate iOS app from PureBlend Software and the MovieRecorder and Multicam Logger solutions for Mac® from Softron are the latest applications to adopt Timecode Systems' patented Bluetooth timing protocol.
Tags: MacOS | IOS | UltraSync BLUE Ecosystem | Softron | PureBlend | Software | Timecode-Over-Bluetooth Solution | Timecode Systems
Submitted by Wall Street Communications
More from this author
First-Time Exhibitor Wisycom USA Presents High-End In-Ear Monitoring Solutions at NAMM 2019 Posted: 10/01/2019
First-Time Exhibitor Wisycom USA Presents High-End  In-Ear Monitoring Solutions at NAMM 2019

Wisycom USA, which was established this year to grow the Italy-based Wisycom brand throughout the Americas, is exhibiting for the first time at NAMM 2019 (Booth 15222). The company will present its line of high-end in-ear monitoring solutions and wireless RF systems, which are steadily growing in popularity in the live touring industry.

Tags: Wisycom USA
Submitted by D. Pagan Communications
More from this author
EditShare Appoints Sundeep Menon to Sales Director South Asia Posted: 10/01/2019
EditShare Appoints Sundeep Menon to Sales Director South Asia

EditShare® a technology leader in intelligent scale-out storage, AQC and media management solutions, announced today that business development expert Sundeep Menon has joined EditShare as the Sales Director for South East Asia. A skilled media enterprise strategist, Menon will be responsible for defining the business development strategy across all sectors of Media and Entertainment, supporting EditShare market expansion which saw more than 30% growth in 2018.

Tags: EditShare | workflow | director | sales | editing | collaboration
Submitted by Zazil Media Group
More from this author
FilmLight activates v5 for Baselight STUDENT Posted: 10/01/2019
FilmLight activates v5 for Baselight STUDENT

Baselight STUDENT, FilmLight’s free macOS application, has been enhanced with the innovative and creative advances from the core Baselight v5 software. Baselight STUDENT v5 will allow those developing their skills as a colourist to have the full range of creative features, based on the same platform as every Baselight system.

Tags: FilmLight | Baselight Student | Baselight v5 | colourist | colorist | free macOS applications | innovative | creative advances | creative features | Base Grade | colour manipulation | Boost operators | Justin Tran | Steve Chapman | MKM Marcomms | MKM Marketing Communications
Submitted by MKM Marketing Communications
More from this author
New digital clips service generates 46 million online views, while 32 live broadcast feeds are delivered worldwide Posted: 10/01/2019
New digital clips service generates 46 million online views, while 32 live broadcast feeds are delivered worldwide

London-based sports production specialists Input Media captured and delivered complete coverage of The Emirates FA Cup third round for the first time, with all 32 matches made available as world feeds for The FA’s international rights-holders and a new digital clips service racking up 46 million views on social media.

Tags: Input Media | Gravity Media | Group | FA Cup
Submitted by Red
More from this author
Barry Revels appointed Business Development Director at Gravity Media Group Posted: 10/01/2019
Barry Revels appointed Business Development Director at Gravity Media Group

Gravity Media Group (GMG), the owner of worldwide production and broadcast services specialists Gearhouse Broadcast, Hyperactive Broadcast and Input Media, has appointed Barry Revels as its Business Development Director. Based at its Watford, UK, headquarters, Barry will spend much of his time on the road, meeting with customers and assessing new markets that could benefit from Gravity Media’s wide range of innovative production services.

Tags: Gravity Media Group | Gearhouse | Appointment | Barry Revels | LAWO
Submitted by Red
More from this author
TVU MediaMind and TVU Producer Win 2018 Production Innovation Awards from Future Publishing Posted: 10/01/2019
TVU MediaMind and TVU Producer Win 2018 Production Innovation Awards from Future Publishing

TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP solutions, today announced the company was awarded two 2018 Product Innovation Awards from Future Publishing. Publishers of TV Technology, Government Video, Radio World and Creative Planet/DV and VE magazines, the annual Future Publishing awards honor the year’s top product introductions in TV, professional video and broadcast/online radio technology.

Tags: TVU Networks | Production Innovation Award | Future Publishing
Submitted by Platform Comms
More from this author
Simplestream enhances VOD in a Box platform with offline downloads and chromecast for iOS and Android Posted: 10/01/2019
Simplestream enhances VOD in a Box platform with offline downloads and chromecast for iOS and Android

Simplestream, the leader in live, live-2-VOD and on-demand OTT services, has strengthened its VOD in a Box technology with download for offline viewing and Chromecast integration across its mobile services.

Tags: Simplestream | VOD in a Box | OTT | on-demand | Live-2-VOD
Submitted by platformcomms
More from this author
Australias Stage Mums Shot with URSA Mini 4.6K and Edited with DaVinci Resolve Studio Posted: 10/01/2019
Australias Stage Mums Shot with URSA Mini 4.6K and Edited with DaVinci Resolve Studio
Blackmagic Design today announced that season one of the popular Australian television comedy “Stage Mums” was shot using its URSA Mini 4.6K and Pocket Cinema Camera digital film cameras. The show’s editing, audio editing and color correction were also completed using DaVinci Resolve Studio.
Tags: Blackmagic Design | Blackmagic | TV Series | Comedy | URSA Mini | Pocket Camera | Filmmaking | Editing | DaVinci Resolve | Resolve
Submitted by Blackmagic design
More from this author
DPA Microphones Appoints A New Distributor in the Philippines Posted: 10/01/2019
DPA Microphones Appoints A New Distributor in the Philippines
DPA Microphones is pleased to announce the appointment of Music & Audio Solutions & Services as its new distributor in the Philippines, with immediate effect and across all markets including live sound, House of Worship, broadcast, pro audio, film and theatre.
Tags: DPA Microphones | New Distributors | Music & Audio | Philippines | APAC
Submitted by White Noise Public Relations Ltd
More from this author
Globecast launches the first CIS HD channel on Eutelsat HotBird - Belarus 24 HD Posted: 10/01/2019
Globecast launches the first CIS HD channel on Eutelsat HotBird - Belarus 24 HD
The biggest media company in the Republic of Belarus - The National State TV and Radio Company of the Republic of Belarus - has selected Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, to launch the HD variant of its international satellite channel Belarus 24.
Tags: Distribution | channel distribution | satellite | public internet | HD
Submitted by Jump PR
More from this author
Riedel Products at ISE 2019 Posted: 09/01/2019
Riedel Products at ISE 2019
At this year's ISE show, Riedel Communications will showcase its latest innovations in real-time signal distribution and networking solutions for broadcast and live performance. Riedel's product line reflects the company's continued support of standards and interoperability, ongoing development and expansion of software app-based solutions, and groundbreaking concept of decentralized signal routing.
Tags: Riedel | ISE 2019 | Bolero Standalone Wireless Intercom System | SmartPanel 1200 Series | MediorNet MicroN IP App
Submitted by Wall Street Communications
More from this author
Viaccess-Orca Joins Forces With Technicolor, Bringing New Security Features to the Android TV Environment Posted: 09/01/2019
Viaccess-Orca Joins Forces With Technicolor, Bringing New Security Features to the Android TV Environment
Viaccess-Orca (VO), a global leader providing OTT and TV platforms, content protection, and advanced data solutions, announced today that it has teamed up with Technicolor to simplify the delivery of Android TV experiences. VO's DRM solution and its secure VO Player have been integrated on Android TV set-top boxes (STBs) from Technicolor in full compliance with the TV Input Framework (TIF). By making the plug-in for its DRM available in the media DRM format, VO ensures seamless integration into Android TV platforms and minimizes complexity for STB device manufacturers.
Tags: Viaccess-Orca | VO | Technicolor | Security Features | Android | TV Environment | DRM | Secure VO Player | Android TV Input Framework | STB Integration
Submitted by 202 Communications
More from this author
Magewell to Highlight Practical Solutions for Transition to Video over IP at ISE 2019 Posted: 09/01/2019
Magewell to Highlight Practical Solutions for Transition to Video over IP at ISE 2019

Magewell -- the award-winning developer of innovative video interface, streaming and conversion devices -- is kicking off its extensive 2019 trade show schedule by bringing its rapidly-expanding product range to Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2019 in Amsterdam. The company will showcase new and established offerings in stand 8-G430 at the event from February 5-8, with an emphasis on solutions that simplify streaming production and make the transition from baseband signal transport to video-over-IP more affordable and practical.

Tags: NDI | converter | conversion | IP | network | capture | video capture | live | streaming | encoder | hardware | recorder | recording | encoding | broadcast | professional AV | HDMI | Magewell | IBC | production | SDI | USB | OEM | M.2 | 4K | Ultra HD | UHD | UltraHD | SDK | playout
Submitted by Write Turn Communications
More from this author
Pages:   [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 > >>