WRAL-TV delivered four HD video channels


Harmonic Inc. announced at NAB that WRAL TV in Raleigh, NC, the first commercially licensed HD TV broadcast station in the US, deployed Harmonic’s digital video solutions to provide real-time broadcast delivery of four simultaneous basketball games in 1080i HD format to the regional cable operator during the recent NCAA National Collegiate Basketball Tournament. The simultaneous HD broadcast—the first of its kind—was made possible by leveraging the ultra-high compression efficiency of the MV 500 MPEG-2 encoder.