Harmonic helps Ooredoo bring 4K to the Middle East
QATAR: Telecommunications company Ooredoo has reportedly launched the first 4K UHD television channels in the Middle East. The two channels, FunBox UHD and C4K360, broadcast a variety of programming and offer VOD content, making use of Harmonic’s Electra video compression solution.
‘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,’ explained Ian Graham, vice president of sales, EMEA and Latin America at Harmonic. ‘Our Electra VS solution resolves those challenges, supporting OTT and IPTV delivery, with HEVC encoding for both live and file-based content.’