NASA TV UHD Launches

Consumer UHD channel, supported by Harmonic, now available
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SAN JOSE, CALIF.—Viewers can now get a UHD view of space with the launch of NASA TV UHD consumer channel. Using an end-to-end delivery system from Harmonic, NASA TV provides 2160p60 video content of NASA’s space program. NASA TV UHD is remotely produced by Harmonic and jointly operated with NASA.

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NASA TV UHD's eight original series

Transmitted through the SES AMC-18C satellite, NASA TV features eight series designed to explore NASA’s space program. Among the new series are ‘ISS Life,’ which gives a first person perspective of life on the International Space Station; ‘Earth View,’ the astronauts’ perception of our planet; ‘Deep Space,’ featuring animated UHD still imagery captured from the Hubble telescope and other telescope platforms; ‘Mars’ and more.

Harmonic is currentlyin discussions with pay-TV operators to carry the channel on their DTH sattellite, cable and optical networks. Tests are underway to enable consumption on a range of TV and IP-connected devices. Harmonic also plans to make the channel available for OTT streaming at a later date.

NASA TV utilizes Harmonic’s Ellipse 3000 contribution encoder, ProView 7100 integrated receiver-decoder, MediaGrid shared storage system, Polaris playout management suite, Spectrum X advanced media server system, Electra X2 and X3 media processors, ProMedia Origin packager and streaming video server, and NSG Exo distributed CAAP system.

For more information, visit info.harmonicinc.com/nasa-uhd.