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Harmonic supports Dolby Vision

July 15, 2021

Harmonic has announced the first implementation of public cloud support for the delivery of Dolby Vision HDR live content, driving forward the live broadcast and streaming UHD HDR revolution. Harmonic has integrated Dolby Vision into its VOS cloud streaming platform and XOS software-based appliance to streamline UHD HDR live production, ensuring the highest possible quality of experience for video streaming services.

“UHD HDR is a quantum leap forward in picture quality, and Dolby Vision has become the standard for delivering more realistic, compelling and immersive video experiences,” said Stephane Cloirec, vice president, video appliances, at Harmonic. “Supporting Dolby Vision demonstrates our commitment to streamlining and democratising UHD HDR live delivery, helping operators embrace the UHD HDR revolution and bring outstanding video experiences to consumers.”

With support for Dolby Vision, Harmonic’s cloud streaming SaaS and software-based solutions can reduce capex for broadcasters and streaming providers through a workflow that automates and simplifies live HDR video delivery, while providing incredible viewing experiences for consumers. Dolby Vision within Harmonic’s VOS and XOS solutions also provides operators the ability to deliver UHD HDR services with a faster time to market by ensuring interoperability across a wide range of consumer devices and the ability to meet multiple HDR delivery requirements.

“The need for simple live HDR media processing and delivery workflows is critical in order to meet the growing demand from consumers for premium entertainment experiences,” said Jean-Christophe Morizur, senior director of professional solutions and products, Dolby Laboratories. “Harmonic’s adoption of Dolby Vision within its VOS and XOS solutions are major milestones, which will enhance, simplify and automate how operators deliver live HDR content.

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