Harmonic and Tata Communications Power Cloud-based HEVC Transcoding and Delivery
Enables archive migration to 4K
September 12, 2013
SAN JOSE, CALIF. —
Harmonic has teamed up with Tata Communications to add HEVC support to
Content Transform cloud-based video transcoding and delivery. This move enables
the broadcast industry to migrate its existing archives to 4K.
Content Transform, a cloud-based video service
from Tata, uses Harmonic’s ProMedia file-based transcoding
technology to deliver multiformat video over Tata Communications’ network and
data center infrastructure. This gives media companies access to carrier-grade transcoding, on demand, to repurpose content to a
variety of next-generation devices from smartphones to 4K displays.
HEVC compression provides as much as a 50 percent savings in bandwidth. Cloud-based,
HEVC-enabled video transcoding and delivery service can provide hi-res video, including 4K, to multiple screens using the same
bandwidth, the vendors said.