Ooredoo Pioneers First 4K UHD Channels in the Middle East With Harmonic

Date: 15/03/2017
Harmonic, the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, today announced that Ooredoo, an international telecommunications operator headquartered in Doha, Qatar, has launched the first 4K TV channels in the Middle East using a next-generation Electra(TM) video compression solution for all-IP environments. Ooredoo's new multiscreen channels -- called FunBox UHD and C4K360 -- offer a combination of 24/7 programming, including live TV, time-shift TV and video-on-demand (VOD) content.
 
"The FunBox UHD channel is available today for all subscribers of Ooredoo tv," said Fatima Sultan Al Kuwari, community and public relations director, Ooredoo Qatar. "This launch is part of our push to offer leading international and local content to our customers. Harmonic enables us to deliver best-in-class video quality so subscribers can enjoy more breathtaking visual content, detail, contrast dynamics and extended colors than ever before."
 
According to SNL Kagan, by 2020 more than 40 million consumers around the world will be watching close to 250 linear UHD channels. At the heart of Ooredoo's UHD workflow is Harmonic's Electra VS convergent video system, which supports IPTV delivery, as well as OTT live and VOD streaming, ensuring crystal-clear UHD video for viewers on every screen. The Electra VS system fully supports UHD with HDR, allowing for enhanced video quality in the future and increased monetization.
 
"Aside from bandwidth concerns in the Middle East, video formats are changing all the time, making the delivery of content to multiple networks a real challenge," said Ian Graham, vice president of sales, EMEA and LATAM, at Harmonic. "Our Electra VS solution resolves those challenges, supporting OTT and IPTV delivery, with HEVC encoding for both live and file-based content. UHD is the future, and we are helping Ooredoo pave the way toward delivering higher resolution video to any screen in Qatar."
 
Harmonic will showcase a comprehensive range of solutions that bring increased operational efficiencies and enhanced video quality to broadcast and OTT production and delivery at Harmonic's stand #A2-30 during CABSAT 2017 in Dubai, March 21-23. Further information about Harmonic and the company's products is available at www.harmonicinc.com.


Tags: Ooredoo | 4K | UHD | Channel | Middle East | Harmonic | Electra | VS System | IPTV | OTT | delivery | video quality | HEVC
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Apantac Showcases HDMI 2.0 Multiviewer for 4K UHD at IBC 2018
Apantac, internationally recognized manufacturer and pioneer of cost-effective and feature-rich multiviewers, video walls, extension and signal processing solutions is growing its already expansive range of Multiviewers with HDMI 2.0 supported products.
Tags: HDMI 2.0 Multiviewer | 4K Multiviewer | UHD Multiviewer | Apantac | UE Series | IBC 2018 | IBC 2018
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Apantac Launches KVM over IP Extenders Matrices at IBC 2018 Posted: 14/08/2018
Apantac Launches KVM over IP Extenders and amp; Matrices at IBC 2018
Apantac, an internationally recognized manufacturer and pioneer of cost-effective and feature-rich multiviewers, video walls, extension and signal processing solutions expands its line of KVM over IP extenders and matrices, which it will showcase at IBC 2018, stand 8.E37. These new solutions offer pristine picture quality and very low latency.
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IBC 2018: Broadcast Pix Introduces BPswitch RX Mobile Integrated Production Switcher Posted: 14/08/2018
IBC 2018: Broadcast Pix Introduces BPswitch RX Mobile Integrated Production Switcher

Broadcast Pix will introduce BPswitch™ RX, a portable model in its popular line of integrated production switchers, at IBC2018 (Hall 7, Stand C06), which runs Sept. 14-18 at RAI Amsterdam. A self-contained unit complete with touchscreen display and integrated streaming to Facebook Live and other CDNs, BPswitch RX provides multi-camera production and high-end motion graphics for live production on location.

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Euronews and Dalet Nominated for the IBC2018 Innovation Award Posted: 14/08/2018
Euronews and Dalet Nominated for the IBC2018 Innovation Award

Dalet, a leading provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, announced today that they have been shortlisted alongside Euronews for the IBC2018 Innovation Awards content creation category. Lauded as one of the most coveted awards in the media industry, the competitive competition celebrates technical and creative excellence, acknowledging collaboration between organizations like Euronews and Dalet to achieve clever and innovative solutions for real business challenges.

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Qligent Amplifies QoE Monitoring with Vision-VOD at IBC2018 Posted: 14/08/2018
Qligent Amplifies QoE Monitoring with Vision-VOD at IBC2018

Qligent, a specialist in cloud-based, enterprise-level content monitoring and analysis, will introduce Vision-VOD, a new automated, file-based solution for front-end QC and back-end quality of experience (QoE) verification ofvideo-on-demand (VOD) content. The fully virtualized application stands apart from competitive systems by taking the responsibility for last-mile content verification out of the broadcaster’s hands, and without limitation as to where and how widely it can be deployed.

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