Elemental Technologies, the leading supplier of software-defined video solutions for multiscreen content delivery, today announced the selection of its video processing systems to stream video content for Qatar TV and its sister network, the Al Kass Sports Channel (Al Kass Sports Channels). The leading Arabic networks are using solutions from Elemental to process and deliver video for distribution to a worldwide audience on mobile phones and tablets, generate additional advertising revenue and prepare for World Cup 2022.
"Our state-of-the-art broadcast operations rival any in the global media market today and are future-proofed to support major events in the future, such as the 2022 World Cup," said Essa Ahmad Al Hitmi, Al Kass Head of IT Broadcast. "Powerful video processing systems from Elemental enable us to offer fresh content to millions of viewers through a refined mobile experience. The company's leading-edge support of real-time 4K / HEVC is vital as we undertake early preparation for the biggest sports event in Qatari history."
Elemental® Live, Elemental® Server and Elemental® Conductor systems transcode up to 14 hours daily of high-definition (HD) live content, video-on-demand (VOD) for catch-up TV, and cinematic content, delivering 25 HLS adaptive outputs for portable devices. The state-owned broadcasters also use solutions from Elemental as an archiving system.
"Qatar TV and Al Kass represent some of the strongest media brands in the Middle East," said John Nemeth, VP sales EMEA for Elemental. "We are excited to provide the format, protocol and codec agility needed to meet multiscreen video requirements today as well as those that lie ahead with our software-based video processing solutions."
Qatar TV is an online, multi-channel destination network that offers mobile device users instant access to the latest news and information about the country and high-profile streaming events. The network, which re-launched in late 2012 with a state-of-the-art facility in Doha, is one of the leading Arabic channels in the Middle East. To learn more, please visit http://www.qtv.qa
One of the most popular sports channels in Arabia, Al Kass is broadcast 24/7 from Qatar with award-winning coverage of domestic and Gulf country sports, including FIFA World Cup qualifying matches, the AFC Asian Cup and the Gulf Cup of Nations. The broadcaster's content is available over the air and via Al Kass iPad and iPhone applications. To learn more, please visit http://www.alkass.net
Elemental Highlights Cloud, HEVC and 4K Solutions at CABSAT2015
Elemental, which has a rapidly growing customer base in the MENA region, will showcase its full suite of products at CABSAT March 10 – 12, 2015 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (Booth 110). During CABSAT, Elemental will demonstrate real-time streaming of high-efficiency video coding (HEVC/H.265) video-on-demand (VOD) content using an HEVC-ready Broadcom set-top box playing to a large 4K screen. The company also will feature Elemental® Delta video delivery live in the cloud. Meetings with Elemental at CABSAT can be scheduled here.
Elemental Technologies is the leading supplier of software-defined video solutions for multiscreen content delivery. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Portland, Oregon, the company pioneered the use of software-based video processing to distribute video over IP networks. Solutions from Elemental provide the flexibility, scalability and performance required to deliver high quality video via turnkey, cloud-based and virtualized deployment models. Powering video experiences for more than 600 leading media franchises worldwide, Elemental helps pay TV operators, content programmers, broadcasters and enterprise customers bring video to any screen, anytime – all at once. The company has offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, China, Russia, India and Brazil.
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