Ooredoo in Qatar says it has launched the first UltraHD TV channels in the Middle East using Harmonic's (NASDAQ:HLIT) Electra HEVC video compression solution for all-IP environments. Ooredoo's new multiscreen channels 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."
At the heart of Ooredoo's UltraHD workflow is Harmonic's Electra VS convergent video system, which is designed to support IPTV delivery, as well as OTT live and VOD streaming. The Electra VS system is also designed to support UltraHD with HDR.
Harmonic will showcase a range of solutions for broadcast and OTT production and delivery at CABSAT 2017 in Dubai later this month.