Elemental processing selected by Russia’s Channel One for Sochi
Elemental Technologies has announced that Elemental Live systems will be used by Channel One in Russia to stream the Sochi 2014 Olympics. In a system delivered by Open Technologies, Elemental systems will process nine channels of Channel One Olympics programming for delivery of high-quality video-over-IP networks to multiple devices.
Channel One is Russia’s largest broadcaster and the primary content distributor for the host country of the Games. Broadcasting across Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Channel One offers programming free of charge to an estimated 250 million viewers around the clock, 365 days a year.
A long-time leader in Russian TV, Channel One offers news, documentary and entertainment programming in SD and HD to its viewers. During the Games, solutions from Elemental will stream Channel One live and time-shifted TV content in 12 Adobe HDS H.264 profiles to set-top box, PC, iPhone, Android, tablet and smart TV devices.
Last year, Channel One used Elemental Live during the “Direct Line with President Putin” broadcast over the Internet. Elemental systems performed live video processing during the several-hour long interactive programme featuring Vladimir Putin answering questions from Russian citizens.
“Channel One is a premier broadcaster and acknowledged technology leader,” said John Nemeth, VP sales EMEA for Elemental. “We are honored to support its work in providing rich multiscreen experiences during the premier event in winter sports and for its ongoing programming requirements.”