Israel’s YES Launches UHD-HDR Channel With Harmonic Gear

Utilizing Harmonic’s Electra encoding platform
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SAN JOSE, CALIF.—YES, a tier 1 direct broadcast satellite television provider in Israel, is making the move to launch a live UHD channel and it has tapped Harmonic to help it do so. YES is using Harmonic’s software-based Electra encoding platform that uses HEVC video codec to deliver high-quality UHD-HDR linear video content to YES’ more than 1 million subscribers at low bitrates.

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The Electra VS system that has been deployed by YES enables the broadcaster to input and encode live UHD SDI and IP streams. The Electra platform is the core of a complete video delivery workflow from Harmonic that includes ProStream X video stream processor for DVB- CSAV3 encryption and NMX network management.

YES says that it is creating its UHD channel to respond to the growing demand for UHD-HDR content from consumers.