YES Launches Live UHD Channel with Harmonic

YES, a broadcast satellite TV provider in Israel, is using Harmonic’s software-based Electra HEVC encoding platform for its new live UHD channel.

"Our goal was to become the first broadcaster in the region to deliver UHD-HDR live content, including sports events," said Itzhak Elyakim, CTO at YES. "We chose Harmonic's Electra video system for encoding based on the stunning picture quality and bandwidth efficiency it provides for UHD 4K live delivery."

Harmonic says its Electra solution will help YES capitalize on the increased consumer demand for UHD 4K content. The software-based system is “extremely flexible”, allowing YES to input and encode live UHD SDI and IP streams. The Electra encoding platform is at the heart of a complete video delivery solution from Harmonic that also includes ProStreamX video stream processor for DVB- CSAV3 encryption and NMX network management.

Let us know what you think…

Log-in or Register for free to post comments…

You might also like...

Essential Guide:  IP - The Final Frontier

Today’s broadcast engineers face a unique challenge, one that is likely unfamiliar to these professionals. The challenge is to design, build and operate IP-centric solutions for video and audio content.

Essential Guide: Live IP Delivery

Broadcasting used to be simple. It required one TV station sending one signal to multiple viewers. Everyone received the same imagery at the same time. That was easy.

Cost-effective IP Contribution and Distribution

Saving dollars is one of the reasons broadcasters are moving to IP. Network speeds have now reached a level where real-time video and audio distribution is a realistic option. Taking this technology to another level, Rohde and Schwarz demonstrate in…

The Migration to IP: The Revolution Continues

Are you an IT engineer having trouble figuring out why the phones, computers and printer systems work but the networked video doesn’t? Or maybe you have 10-15 years of experience with video production equipment but really don’t understand why…

IMF - Interoperability and Content Exchange Made Easy

As the television business has become more global, and evolving consumer devices spawn the need for ever more formats, there has been an explosion of the number of versions that are needed for an item of content. The need to…