Ooredoo has introduced its 4K channels FunBox UHD and C4K360 on its IPTV network in Qatar using Harmonic’s Electra video compression technology for IP environments.

ooredoo tv appThe VS convergent video system that will see use at Ooredoo supports IPTV delivery, as well as over-the-top (OTT) live and video-on-demand (VOD) streaming, enabling UHD video for viewers on every screen.

“The FunBox UHD channel is available today for all subscribers of Ooredoo TV. This launch is part of our push to offer leading international and local content to our customers. Harmonic enables us to deliver best-in-class video quality so subscribers can enjoy more breathtaking visual content, detail, contrast dynamics and extended colours than ever before,” said Fatima Sultan Al Kuwari, community and public relations director, Oordedoo Qatar.

Ian Graham, vice president of sales, EMEA and LATAM, at Harmonic, added: “Aside from bandwidth concerns in the Middle East, video formats are changing all the time, making the delivery of content to multiple networks a real challenge.

“Our Electra VS solution resolves those challenges, supporting OTT and IPTV delivery, with HEVC encoding for both live and file-based content. UHD is the future, and we are helping Ooredoo pave the way toward delivering higher resolution video to any screen in Qatar.” – Rapid TV News