The Israeli satellite Pay TV operator YES is using Harmonic’s software-based Electra encoding platform for its new live UHD-HDR channel. Local system integrator AVCOM ensured a smooth deployment. YES is a long-term Harmonic customer and chose the company again for the HEVC compression based on picture quality and bandwidth efficiency. “Our goal was to become the first broadcaster in the region to deliver UHD-HDR live content, including popular sports events,” Itzhak Elyakim, CTO at YES, reveals.
The software-based system allows 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 the ProStream X video stream processor for DVB- CSAV3 encryption and NMX network management.