PCCW Media Limited delivers live UHD HDR coverage of sports events with Harmonic

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Harmonic, the leader in video delivery technology, announced that PCCW Media Limited will deliver 4K live coverage of world sports events using Harmonic’s UHD HDR solution. Now TV, a commercial deployment of IPTV and Hong Kong’s pay-TV provider, will be relying on the solution to deliver video with bandwidth efficiency to viewers, during one of the world’s largest soccer competitions, taking place in Russia.

“PCCW is broadcasting all 64 soccer matches in live UHD HDR,” said Kevin Chu, AVP, Broadcast Engineering, PCCW Media Limited. “We chose Harmonic to provide a clear UHD HDR high-resolution experience at low bitrates. We are excited to transport viewers to an immersive world, during this year’s soccer tournament and other premiere sports events in the future,” he added.

Harmonic’s ViBE CP9000 contribution solution, Electra platform for live UHD HDR video processing, and RD9000 UHD HEVC contribution decoder, provide superior video quality, maximise bandwidth efficiency and simplify operations for PCCW Media Limited’s partners.

“We are at the forefront of UHD HDR technology and are proud to collaborate with PCCW Media Limited, which leverages the latest innovations in contribution encoding, live media processing and HEVC decoding,” said Tony Berthaud, VP, Sales, APAC, Harmonic.

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