Russian win for Elemental

Russia’s Channel One has chosen video technology provider Elemental’s video processing platform for its coverage of the forthcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Elemental systems will process nine channels of Channel One/Perviy Kanal Olympics programming for delivery of video over IP networks to multiple devices. Channel One/Perviy Kanal is the primary content distributor for the host country of the games.

Last year, Channel One used Elemental Live during the Direct Line with President Putin broadcast over the internet. Elemental systems performed live video processing during the interactive programme, which featured president Vladimir Putin answering questions from Russian citizens.

Elemental will highlight its file-based and live-linear streaming technologies as well as its 4K, HEVC and cloud video processing solutions at the CSTB trade show in Moscow next week.