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CTS to deliver live HD and UHD sports coverage

August 9, 2017

Taiwanese broadcaster Chinese Television System (CTS) will use a comprehensive video contribution and distribution (C&D) solution from video delivery infrastructure specialist Harmonic during the 29th Summer Universiade, August 19th to August 30th, in Taipei, Taiwan.

The Universiade is organised by the International University Sports Federation (FISU) as a worldwide multi-sports event for university athletes. Harmonic is providing CTS with a complete solution for transmitting live HD video content, as well as HEVC-encoded UHD during the grand opening and closing ceremonies, from the various sports stadiums and facilities in Taipei back to its international broadcast centre for IP network distribution to television stations, with ultra-low latency transmission.

“The Universiade is one of the highest-profile international sporting events. Given the extensiveness of the event, in terms of number of competitions and participating countries, it is imperative that we have a reliable solution for delivering high-quality live video coverage,” said Joe Lee, deputy manager at CTS. “Harmonic’s solutions support our entire workflow — from content reception and decoding to encoding and delivery over IP networks — ensuring pristine video quality and no delay.”

“Delivering live sports events in UHD transforms the viewing experience, keeping consumers happy and watching longer,” said Tony Berthaud, vice president of sales, APAC, at Harmonic. “Harmonic provides the most complete and innovative solution for contribution and distribution, enabling Chinese Television System to provide an unrivalled user experience by delivering low-latency coverage of the Universiade in stunning HD and UHD formats.”


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