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First UHD-HDR OTT Paas at NABShow powered by Harmonic, Globecast, Alpha Networks and Wiztivi

Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, and Harmonic, the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, have partnered to demonstrate the first ultra-high-definition (UHD) high dynamic range (HDR) OTT managed platform as a service (PaaS) for delivery of linear content over the internet to connected TVs. VIVE Lifestyle Network plans to use the innovative platform to deploy its new service, which is being demonstrated on the Globecast stand (SU11106CM) and Harmonic stand (SU1210) at the 2017 NAB Show.

Addressing the challenges of UHD-HDR content availability and delivery due to bandwidth limitations, the groundbreaking OTT PaaS will make UHD-HDR content instantly available to consumers. Moreover, the PaaS will offer a unique level of scalability that will allow other producers and broadcasters to develop content and make it immediately available to consumers via connected TV apps without separate distribution agreements or extensive technology investments on the ground. The flexibility of the PaaS will enable live, VOD and catch-up TV services to be supported in the future.

For the demonstration at NAB, Globecast is managing content reception, quality control, ingest and monitoring, outputting content to applicable CDNs for delivery to consumer UHD television sets. Globecast’s end-to-end solution includes a content management system provided by Alpha Networks and smart TV applications developed by Wiztivi.

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