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Harmonic UHD playout for 44P

Combining playout, AI video compression and distribution, the solution aims to boost 44P's UHD delivery

Harmonic has announced its XOS Advanced Media Processor has been selected by 44P.

The German media production company, 44P (Four For Partners), aims to leverage the XOS processor’s cloud-native software base, playout feature set and next-gen media processing to enable the delivery of UHD broadcasts.

Supporting 44P’s playout, encoding and distribution requirements, Harmonic’s XOS Advanced Media Processor provides delivery via AI-powered video compression and quality optimisation for HD and UHD channels, audio loudness management, simplified cue tone processing and flexible support of IP transport architectures, said the company. Advanced branding is encompasses with HTML-5 graphics and effects. Deployment was facilitated by German broadcast system integrator, netorium.

Chief technology officer at 44P, Mido Fayad, commented, “We provide top-tier media production services, from live sports to entertainment, and needed a reliable and efficient media processing solution. As a unified and fully redundant end-to-end software solution, Harmonic’s XOS media processor handles every aspect of our media processing chain.”