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Yes partners with Harmonic on UHD HDR channel

Israeli DTH provider Yes has partnered with Harmonic to launch a live ultra high definition (UHD), high dynamic range (HDR) channel.

Yes has selected Harmonic’s software-based Electra encoding platform to deliver high-quality UHD-HDR linear video content to more than one million subscribers.

Itzhak Elyakim

Itzhak Elyakim

“Our goal was to become the first broadcaster in the region to deliver UHD-HDR live content, including popular sports events. Harmonic’s expertise in compression efficiency helped us to achieve that dream,” said Itzhak Elyakim, chief technology officer at Yes.

“We chose Harmonic’s Electra video system for encoding based on the stunning picture quality and bandwidth efficiency it provides for UHD 4K live delivery. We have been a Harmonic customer for many years and appreciate that their solution is based on a scalable design that will make it easy to expand our UHD channel lineup.”