ATEME is a global solution provider in advanced video compression for the broadcast and telecom industries. Headquartered in Bièvres near Paris, France ATEME operates worldwide through its distribution network and support offices.
Thanks to a pioneering commitment to standards and two decades of continued research investment, ATEME offers today the most advanced implementations of the MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 and HEVC/H/265 codecs. These home grown algorithms are the pride of the company and the heart of our products and solutions.
ATEME primarily targets bandwidth sensitive applications where its unrivalled compression efficiency delivers an increased Quality of Experience for the audience, while reducing our customers operating costs.
ATEME encoding solutions are deployed widely in broadcast contribution links over satellite or fiber networks, in video distribution to the home, and in multi-screen delivery of live channels and VOD, also known as Over-The-Top video. The company addresses compression applications ranging from Ultra High Definition TV and 3D to web and mobile streaming. When cost effective video quality matters, the choice is ATEME.
ATEME [pronounce ‘a-‘ as in ah and ‘-tem’, ignore the final ‘e’] originally stands for “Assistance Technique et Etudes de Materiels Electroniques”, or Technical Assistance and Design of Electronic Equipment in English. Founded in 1991 in Bièvres, near Paris, by Dominique Edelin and Michel Artières, the company started as a design house with a dozen employees. Today, ATEME employs over a hundred employees and is a worldwide leader in the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video compression market.
In 2013, ATEME supported the launch of the first experimental UHDTV channel by Eutelsat; The Kyrion CM5000 contribution encoder receives a TV Technology award at the NAB show 2013. Support for the new H.265/HEVC codec standardized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) was added to the TITAN product line.
In 2012, we introduced EAVC4, the 4th generation of ATEME software encoder and the world’s first ‘’true’’ multi-screen encoder. EAVC4 is positioned to fulfill all of the industry’s ongoing requirements for advanced standards-based MPEG-4 encoding over the coming years, while also laying the technological foundation for the introduction of next-generation High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC). A new ATEME office was opened in Seoul, Korea.
In 2011, a new ATEME office was opened in Miami, USA.
In 2010, MPEG-4 4:2:2 10-bit has become the standard for broadcast contribution of sports content by satellite; ATEME’s Kyrion encoders enjoyed broad adoption in the wake of the FIFA world cup. We deployed turn-key video head-ends for greenfield IPTV projects in Europe, America and Asia. And TITAN has become the preferred solution of our customers to address their multi-screen delivery challenges. This success led to a record financial year for ATEME.
In 2009, TITAN platform for massive parallel multi screen transcoding was launched, as well as the world first MPEG-4 4:2:2 10-bit encoder and decoder pair for the high end broadcast contribution.
In 2008, ATEME incorporated in the USA and opened an office in California.
In 2007, Kyrion family of encoders was launched at the NAB show in Las Vegas.
In 2004, the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 software encoder was co-developed with Nero Digital, for the PC, which even now is probably the most widely deployed H.264 codec worldwide.
At the end of the 90s, ATEME joined the 3rd party alliance networks of Texas Instruments, Altera and Xilinx, all providers of high performance programmable DSP and FPGA processors. The company was soon recognized as a center of expertise for video compression algorithms, supplying both software libraries and real-time embedded reference designs.