Leading Arabic networks Qatar TV and Al Kass Sports will use solutions from multiscreen specialist Elemental to process and deliver mobile video, generate additional ad revenue and prepare for World Cup 2022.
Qatar TV is an online, multi-channel destination network that offers mobile device users instant access to the latest news and information about the country and high-profile streaming events. Al Kass is broadcast 24/7 from Qatar with award-winning coverage of domestic and Gulf country sports, including FIFA World Cup qualifying matches, the AFC Asian Cup and the Gulf Cup of Nations.
“Our state-of-the-art broadcast operations rival any in the global media market today and are future-proofed to support major events in the future, such as the 2022 World Cup,” comments Essa Ahmad Al Hitmi, Al Kass Head of IT Broadcast. “Powerful video processing systems from Elemental enable us to offer fresh content to millions of viewers through a refined mobile experience. The company’s leading-edge support of real-time 4K / HEVC is vital as we undertake early preparation for the biggest sports event in Qatari history.”
Elemental Live, Elemental Server and Elemental Conductor systems transcode up to 14 hours daily of high-definition (HD) live content, video-on-demand (VOD) for catch-up TV, and cinematic content, delivering 25 HLS adaptive outputs for portable devices.
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