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Cisco and Sony collaborate on 4K live streaming

Cisco and Sony claim they are first firms to publicly demonstrate live delivery of full-frame rate 4K 60P content at NAB this week. 

The live demo sees the companies jointly stream 4K video from New York City to Las Vegas – capturing footage on a Sony F55 4K camera and HEVC encoding it using Cisco Videoscape AnyRes with enhanced support for 4K and HEVC.

“This is an exciting time in our industry as advanced 4K content experiences reach a tipping point for distribution across multiple devices. We are ushering in the next era in content experiences with partners like Sony, and demonstrating that today’s cable networks are fully capable and ready to deliver full-frame rate 4K content,” said Joe Cozzolino, Cisco’s senior vice president, general manager, service provider video infrastructure.

At NAB, Cisco also announced plans to virtualise and cloud-enable the video processing elements of its industry leading Videoscape TV service delivery platform.