The Challenge

Viewers crave the highest possible video quality, especially for watching sports. In both live and for VOD formats, the Japanese broadcaster needed to deliver UHD HDR to connected TVs, set-top boxes and multi-screen devices.

The goal was to be able to stream in three different UHD profiles at various bitrates for multi-screen devices. The broadcaster also wanted to be up and running for major high-viewership events, fast.


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The Solution

Powered by Harmonic’s VOS®360 platform, the broadcaster unified its media processing chain for live and VOD services while maintaining the same video quality cross-channel.

In less than six months, customers watched their first hybrid UHD HDR streams.


The Result

Using VOS360 Live Streaming Platform, the Japanese broadcaster is able to launch new UHD HDR channels, create ad-hoc live events and provide real-world value to its subscribers.

The broadcaster is now ready to launch and manage hybrid services with confidence for future international sporting events.