Monthly June, 2011


High fidelity video compression for broadcast
and broadband.

New multi-class contribution network taps ATEME’s compression technology

Paris, 27 June 2011. ATEME announced today that the new IP video network deployed by SKY Italia between Rome and Milan will use its contribution encoders and decoders for enhanced quality and bandwidth efficiency. The multi-channel service will span over 4 Points of Presence initially, and will be used for content exchange across sites, primary distribution, and disaster recovery.

A true multi-class service, the network integrated by CVE for SKY Italia is based on 10 Gbps and 2 Gbps circuits supporting low delay uncompressed video feeds on the optical layer, together with JPEG2000 and MPEG-4 compressed feeds over IP. All these services maintain a consistent 10-bit accuracy for video coding, thus avoiding any colour gradient distortions from the transmission. “The efficiency of the ATEME MPEG-4 4:2:2 10-bit compression allows SKY Italia to increase the number of channels transmitted while keeping the same backbone. Extra capacity will always be available on short notice by simply moving services to a higher compression efficiency” says Massimo Bertolotti, Head of Platform Engineering and Innovation at SKY Italia.

Quality and reliability were paramount criteria in SKY Italia’s selection of ATEME, which came after extensive tests. “During this trial period, and throughout the deployment, the support of our local partner CVE was instrumental in convincing SKY Italia and meeting all their expectations. We are delighted to be working with such a professional partner and look forward to the next projects” says Michel Artières, CEO of ATEME.

About SKY Italia

SKY Italia logoSKY Italia is the Italian pay-TV owned by News Corporation Limited. Launched in 2003 it has grown so rapidly as to reach 4,920,000 subscribers, as of March, 2011. SKY currently offers more than 190 thematic and pay-per-view channels, of which 36 are in HD, with a rich offer of cinema, sport, news, entertainment and programs for children. Thanks to the recent agreement signed with Fastweb you can also match Sky’s satellite television offer with the broadband internet and landline services of the telecommunication operator equipped with the most cutting edge network in Italy. You can access Sky’s offer via IP-TV too, and there is a selection of specific channels broadcast via Tv Mobile services For more information, please visit the website:

About CVE

Communication Video Engineering ( was formed in 2008 as an evolution from C.V.E. Spa founded by Catalano’s Family in 1982. Since then is a financially independant privately owned Corporation. C.V.E.’s technical staff is specialized in installing, commissioning and supporting complex systems for Broadcasting, DVB Transmission and Post-Production markets based on the most professional equipment produced by partners. Thanks to offices strategically positioned in Milan and Rome, C.V.E. covers the whole Italian territory to supply assistance for any kind of project and/or equipment.


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.

Article in German published in Medien Bulletin – June 2011

At the KOBA show in Seoul, the partners will demonstrate the latest transcoding technology for multi-screen delivery

Kyrion rackSeoul, 9 June 2011. ATEME, the worldwide leader in video compression, is celebrating this year a decade of cooperation with its Korean partner TnMTech. After pioneering file transcoding for the country’s first deployments of IPTV Video On Demand, TnMTech and ATEME expanded their customer references into IPTV live encoding and broadcast contribution deployments.

“Korean tier one customers expect suppliers to react very fast to their changing requirements” says Cheol-Keun Park, President of TnMTech. “Because ATEME own their compression technology, they were able to understand and respond positively to requests for new features, video quality enhancements, workflow adaptations, or interoperability with new devices. This has been a key to our joint success here” added Mr. Park.

Recent projects have also relied on a new partnership with SsangYong Information Communication Corporation (SICC), a world class system integrator with a broad range of capabilities and proven IPTV experience. SICC played a central role in the deployment of a large farm of Kyrion hardware encoders for the country’s leading IPTV service.

At the KOBA show in Seoul next week, TnMTech will be exhibiting in hall D, booth #3423. Demonstrations will include the TITAN transcoding platform for large scale multi-screen delivery of live and file content. Also on display will be ATEME’s disruptive implementation of MPEG-4 4:2:2 10-bit for very high quality transmissions of news and sports.

About SsangYong Information Communication Corporation (SICC)

Founded in 1981 as the first national Systems Integrator, SICC has been leading the Korean IT industry. SICC takes pride in constructing the optimum IT infrastructure and service environment to meet the customers’ needs at Anytime, Anywhere and with Any device :
“The IT Service leader in the ubiquitous world !”

About TnMTech

TnMTech was founded in 2001 as provider of H.264 technology for broadcast and IPTV in Korea. Beyond video compression, TnMTech’s expertise covers a broad range of Digital Signal Processing applications including defense and security.


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.

This press release is available in Korean on request.

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