Live UHD Streaming of Sports is Gaining Momentum

| April 10, 2018

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In 2015, the NFL streamed an entire football game over the internet. As the first live sports event to be streamed to a worldwide audience, this was quite a feat. Over the last few years, over-the-top (OTT) technologies and services have evolved immensely to where streaming of live sports is now nearly on an equal competitive ground with traditional broadcasts.Here at Harmonic, we think the next step in elevating the streaming experience of live sports is UHD HDR. With sports content, video quality is critical. Viewers want to see that winning soccer goal or three-point basketball shot in crystal-clear clarity. It makes them feel like they are part of the game. By vastly improving the video quality of live streaming, service providers can open up new revenue streams and meet the growing demand for live sports content.

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