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ATEME is a global leader in HEVC, H.264, MPEG2 video compression solutions for broadcast, cable, DTH, IPTV and OTT. The company primarily targets bandwidth sensitive applications where its unrivalled compression efficiency delivers an increased quality of experience, while reducing its customers operating costs. 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 in-house codecs are the pride of the company and the heart of ATEME’s products and solutions. The company addresses compression applications ranging from Ultra High Definition TV and 3D to web and mobile streaming.

ATEME 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.

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ATEME joins the Alliance for Open Media, a non-profit organization working to define and develop media technologies that address the need for an open standard for video compression and delivery over the web. ATEME strengthens its presence in the US with the opening of an office in Denver, historical home of the American cable operators.


ATEME powers multiple 4K HEVC HDR services worldwide, either live or VOD. TITAN Mux becomes the first pure- software multiplexer/statistical multiplexer to be certified by ETSI compliancy tests procedure. In the meantime, ATEME enlarges its global footprint over APAC and Middle East by opening offices in Singapore and Dubai and receives ISO9001 certification.


EnterNext, the Euronext subsidiary dedicated to promotion and market growth for SME’s welcomes ATEME on Euronext in Paris, listed in Compartment C of Euronext’s regulated market in Paris (July 10, 2014).


ATEME supports the launch of the first experimental UHDTV channel by Eutelsat. ATEME’s Kyrion CM5000 receives a TV Technology award at the NAB show. Addition to the ATEME’s TITAN product line of the support for the new H.265/HEVC codec standardized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).


Introduction of EAVC4, the 4th generation of the 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). ATEME opens its new office in Seoul, Korea.


A new ATEME office is opened in Miami, USA.


MPEG-4 4:2:2 10-bit becomes 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. ATEME deploys turn-key video head-ends for greenfield IPTV projects in Europe, America and Asia. The TITAN line becomes the preferred solution of ATEME’s customers to address their multi-screen delivery challenges. This success led to a record financial year for ATEME.


Launch of the TITAN platform for massive parallel multi-screen transcoding as well as the world first MPEG-4 4:2:2 10-bit encoder and decoder pair for the high end broadcast contribution.


ATEME incorporates in the USA and opens an office in California. 2007 Kyrion family encoders is launched at the NAB show in Las Vegas.


ATEME introduces the world’s first FPGA based MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 encoder and launches its first encoding products for broadcast and broadband as OEM.


The MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 software encoder is co-developed with Nero Digital, for the PC, which even now is probably the most widely deployed H.264 codec worldwide.

End of the 90s

ATEME joins the 3rd party alliance networks of Texas InstrumentsAltera and Xilinx, all providers of high performance programmable DSP and FPGA processors. The company is soon recognized as a center of expertise for video compression algorithms, supplying both software libraries and real-time embedded reference designs.