Harmonic’s VOS® Cloud-Native Software was the driving force behind the scenes. The entire technical system for the trial was set up in just two months. Once the scalable processing servers were installed, it only took two days to set up the VOS Cloud-Native Software.
The VOS software can support multiple services, including live broadcasting, catch-up TV, and VOD across television sets and mobile devices. Harmonic’s VOS Cloud-Native Software unifies the media processing chain and provides all the essential functions. Broadcasters need only to define their sources, upload the assets and set regional or global distribution policies to start engaging with audiences.
This project truly set the stage for 8K and 5G deployments. NHK has already deployed 8K commercially on the BS digital satellite and will cover the Tokyo 2020 Games. It is expected that by 2024, France Télévisions, which has the rights for the 2024 Paris Games, will also be ready to test 8K. 8K TV provides the ultimate technology for realistic video. It powers the production of wider angles.
Imagine being able to cover an entire soccer field with only one camera. It also enables high-quality immersive experiences like VR and personalized streaming on legacy devices.