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A NASA UHD streaming service, remotely produced by Harmonic in cooperation with NASA, has launched in high dynamic range (HDR) on the Roku platform.
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Roku users with a 4K-capable streaming player or Roku TV can download the channel , which provides both linear and VOD content, from the Roku channel store. It’s delivered via a cloud-based, end-to-end video streaming solution from Harmonic, Accedo and CenturyLink.

"From day one, our goal in partnering with Harmonic has been to collaborate on advancing technologies through which NASA can make its compelling footage of space, Earth and the other planets available for OTT streaming," said Bryan Walls, deputy program manager of the NASA Imagery Experts Programme. "Using NASA footage, Harmonic is able to deliver a selection of stunning NASA imagery directly to millions of viewers in beautiful UHD with the clarity and depth of HDR. For many, it will be the first UHD HDR content they'll experience in their homes; we're excited to work with Harmonic to make this beautiful and educational video content available to more of the people NASA serves."

Harmonic is providing its VOS 360 Video SaaS for asset acquisition, channel origination, hosting and delivery, with Accedo’s One video experience platform integrated. CenturyLink's global content delivery network (CDN) meanwhile is handling distribution.

"Using NASA UHD content is a true demonstration of how Harmonic's VOS360 Video SaaS can accelerate the delivery of UHD HDR content by eliminating the significant costs and complexities normally associated with launching new premium services," said Tim Warren, SVP and CTO of the video business at Harmonic. "Being part of this ground-breaking project with our partners Accedo and CenturyLink helps us showcase the expanded colour space offered by the HDR format from an intergalactic perspective, a feat that has never been achieved before."