As the World Cup kicks off, fans are seeking the best way to watch the most popular football tournament in the world. More than half of the projected audience for the World Cup is expected to tune in online. Over the next four weeks, Elemental will support the delivery of 64 games taking place across Brazil in a variety of broadcast workflows.
On Wednesday, May 7th at 7 p.m. CET, the Vienna State Opera will live stream the performance of Verdi’s Nabucco in 4K UHD HEVC delivered via MPEG-DASH over the Internet. This special occasion marks the first time fans around the world with UHD-ready smart or connected TVs can watch a live performance at this famous institution in 4K UHD. Since the classic opera contains four acts and will be delivered in stunning 4K, we’ve compiled a list of four reasons to watch the live performance:
Elemental green extends well beyond our brandmark. It also represents the healthy culture we strive to create on a daily basis. Recognized and respected as a “green” company within the community, Elemental employees are encouraged to contribute to a healthy environment and increased sustainability. On Earth Day, we not only see an opportunity to assess how well we’re supporting our community, but also reflect upon ways to improve our efforts.
Over the past several months, Elemental and Oregon Ballet Theatre (OBT) have worked closely together to capture the company’s performances in beautiful 4K Ultra HD video. This partnership culminated with Elemental shooting studio rehearsals and live performances of The Nutcracker last December and creating a highlight reel that debuted at the OBT season preview in February, attended by subscribers, patrons, board members and local media.
Representatives from Elemental spent a day at CES 2014 touring the show floor with a reporter new to the annual tech extravaganza. Seeing the exhibition through the eyes of an individual less familiar with the event was in itself a great experience for us. It led us through a good amount of questions and insights about the industry, some of which we’d like to share as we dive into 2014 and all it holds for the evolution of video over the next few years.
1. Is the creation of 4K Ultra HD content gaining momentum?
Elemental returned to London this week, a city noted in the video industry for showcasing the world’s first broadcast television transmission. On January 26, 1926, John Logie Baird demonstrated a live television broadcast for members of the Royal Institution and a reporter from The Times of London in his laboratory at 22 Frith Street in the Soho district.
This week, Elemental is headed to Atlanta, Georgia to exhibit at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. The annual event brings together experts from the industry's top companies and showcases the latest in cable telecommunications technology.