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The 2016 Summer Olympics may be ending but Elemental Technology has revealed the extent of its support for leading South American broadcasters.

olympics rio2016Its video processing technology has been used by Globosat and Net Brazil, as well as Uruguay’s Antel.

In Brazil, Globosat has been using Elemental technology to stream live and video-on-demand coverage of the games, including catch-up TV functionality. Elemental also supports the future deployment of SMPTE 2022-6 for transporting media signals over IP. Elemental Live software is used to encode the content for live over-the-top (OTT) delivery, including programming in 4K.

In a wholesale deal, Globosat is also providing 40 raw channels over IP to Net Brazil, which will use its own suite of Elemental encoding and packaging systems to transcode the signals to multi-bitrate services. After encryption, the channels are ready for distribution over the Net content delivery network to hybrid set-top boxes and multiscreen devices. Elemental Live is also being used to incorporate the SporTV application logo into signals for multiscreen delivery and Elemental Delta video delivery platform is being used for packaging functionality.

These deployments complement the video processing solution powering the new datacentre of Uruguay’s state-owned telco Antel and its over-the-top (OTT) platform VeraTV.

The latter is growing in popularity in a country with the highest connected population in Latin America. With a 74% penetration rate, Uruguay’s fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network connects 62% of homes.

Elemental video processing encodes feeds for the Games from a broadcast centre in Rio de Janeiro for delivery via Antel’s VeraTV OTT service. The headend for VeraTV is based on Elemental Live, the Elemental Server video processing and delivery platform, Elemental Conductor to manage workflows, and Elemental Delta for CDN origination and OTT services.