Monthly May, 2011


High fidelity video compression for broadcast
and broadband.

Paris, 27 May 2011. ATEME announced today that its selection as a winner of the Red Herring’s Top 100 Europe award, a prestigious list honoring the year’s most innovative European private technology ventures.

The Red Herring editorial team selected the most innovative companies from a pool of over 700 from across Europe. Finalists were evaluated on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, quality of management, execution of strategy, and penetration into their respective industries.

Previous winners of the Red Herring Top 100 award include technology leaders such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype,, YouTube, and Ebay.

The award recognizes a link between innovation and long term commercial success. Red Herring, more so than any other publication has studied how well executed innovation leads to sustained and profitable growth among small companies.

“We are absolutely delighted to win this award and be internationally recognized by Red Herring for our continuous innovation in video processing” said Michel Artières, CEO of ATEME. “Whether it is MPEG-4 4:2:2 10-bit compression for broadcast contribution or high density adaptive streaming for multi-screen delivery, we will continue to release industry first technology breakthroughs on our Kyrion and TITAN product lines.”

About Red Herring

Red Herring is a global media company uniting the world’s best high-technology innovators, venture investors, and business decision-makers in a variety of forums: a leading innovation magazine, an online daily technology news service, technology newsletters, and major events for technology leaders around the globe. Red Herring provides an insider’s view of the global innovation ecosystem, featuring unparalleled insights on the emerging technologies driving the economy.


ATEME is a world leading provider of MPEG-4 / H.264 and MPEG-2 bandwidth efficient compression technology. ATEME encoding solutions are deployed widely for broadcast contribution links, distribution, multi-screen live streaming, OTT and VOD applications.

Welcome to the NAB overview:

We would like to thank you for visiting us at NAB 2011. It was an excellent show for ATEME and we hope you had a great time too.

Our TITAN platform gathered considerable interest:

TITAN robot…already a strong offer in file transcoding TITAN was expanded for live web, mobile and IPTV delivery. Hopefully you were able to catch demo’s on all of this at the show.


ATEME showcased our offers for Contribution, Distribution & Transcoding

During the show we received many positive comments and feedback on our gen 4 release for all our live encoders and the inclusion of AVC-I for our 4:2:2 10 bit encoders and full line of contribution encoders and decoders. We also had a high level of interest on our higher density compression for video head ends and the addition of statistical multiplexing.

New location for ATEME booth at NAB 2012!

As a market leading innovator in the compression space it is always great to get direct customer feedback on our products and new launches.
We look forward to more discussions and potentially serving you in the upcoming year. 
Visit us next year booth # SU3002

►Written by Sophie Guldner | ATEME Corporate Marketing | T: +33 169 358 989

RTBF (Radio Télévision Belge de la communauté Française), Belgium’s national French speaking broadcaster, has selected ATEME’s advanced encoding platform for video contribution for its DSNG (Digital Satellite News Gathering) vehicles. The ATEME deployment is part of RTBF’s ongoing migration to HD, starting with two of the DSNG vehicles.

RTBF DSNG fleetRTBF evaluated encoders from several leading vendors but went for ATEME’s because of their superior interoperability and future proofing. Interoperability with encoders and decoders from other vendors was the top consideration, reflecting RTBF’s need to cooperate frequently with broadcasters in neighbouring countries including France, Germany, and the Netherlands, according to RTBF Broadcast Engineer Kevin Preumont. ”What impressed us most about ATEME was the interoperability. We tested an ATEME contribution pair with equipment from American, European and Japanese vendors and it never failed. This is very important for us because we don’t know which equipment our colleagues will use for satellite transmission.”

A particularly important factor on the interoperability front was ATEME’s support of BISS (Basic Interoperable Scrambling System), which was developed and is promoted by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), and now being widely adopted for satellite contribution. This will make it easier for RTBF when it contributes pictures for events broadcast globally, such as the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix.

Flexibility and value for money were other important considerations in RTBF’s choice of ATEME. “The fact we can use these encoder/decoders not only for DSNG but also for temporary microwave links in the future is really attractive. This is possible because the encoders output both ASI and IP.” said Preumont.

The other major consideration was future proofing and in particular the ability of the ATEME encoders to support the efficient and high quality 4:2:2 10-bit H.264 encoding standard. Like a number of other broadcasters, RTBF will not be using 4:2:2 10-bit H264 encoding immediately, but plans to do so in the future. The MPEG-4 4:2:2 10 bit profile enables broadcasters, pay TV operators, and content owners, to maintain the highest quality throughout the production and contribution process, avoiding artifacts such as colour bleeding and smearing that can have a much more significant impact on the consumer’s viewing experience in the case of HD content. This is the first deployment of MPEG-4 4:2:2 10-bit capable encoders in Belgium.

ATEME’s use of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) for its platform also gave RTBF confidence that it would be able to evolve to incorporate any changes in standards or new encoding techniques.

About RTBF

RTBF is the national broadcasting organization of the government of Wallonia-Brussels, the French-speaking southern part of Belgium. RTBF operates three television channels, La Une, La Deux, La Trois, along with a number of radio channels, La Première, VivaCité, Musiq3, Classic 21 and PureFM.


ATEME is a world leading provider of MPEG-4 / H.264 and MPEG-2 bandwidth efficient compression technology. ATEME encoding solutions are deployed widely for broadcast contribution links, distribution, multi-screen live streaming, OTT and VOD applications.

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