Monthly September, 2011

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NFB/ONF deploys TITAN in file based multi-platform OTT delivery workflow

September 26, 2011, Montréal – The National Film Board of Canada, Canada’s twelve-time Academy Award-winning public film producer and distributor, and ATEME, a world leading provider of video compression solutions, have announced a partnership to build an innovative multi-screen delivery workflow around ATEME’s TITAN video processing platform.

Luisa Frate, Director General, CFO, COO, CTO at NFB“With the proliferation of new digital platforms for watching and sharing films, NFB is working to bring its rich collection of documentaries, animation and interactive productions to audiences everywhere, on any device,” explains Luisa Frate, Director General, CFO, COO, CTO at NFB. “Our cooperation with ATEME covers a wide range of target devices and adaptive delivery formats. We’ve joined forces to design software for transcoding files and streams that fully comply with both industry formats and our high standards for content integrity. What’s more, we’re building in an operational scalability that will ensure these solutions are compatible with all future requirements.”

Michel Artières, CEO of ATEME, commented: “The partnership with the NFB gives us exposure to an incredibly diversified catalogue of content, exactly the type of challenge that stimulates our research on video compression efficiency to deliver the best possible quality on any device. Such diversity, combined with the complexity and scale of the NFB operations, makes this partnership a truly rewarding experience for our teams.”

Mrs. Dutrisac, Head of Research & Development at the NFB will present NFB’ new multi-screen delivery workflow in detail at the SMPTE Fall conference in Hollywood, CA on October 26, 2011.

About the NFB

Canada’s public producer and distributor, the National Film Board of Canada creates interactive works, social-issue documentaries, auteur animation and interactive productions that provide the world with a unique Canadian perspective. Since the NFB’s founding in 1939, it has created over 13,000 productions and won over 5,000 awards. Its NFB.ca Screening Room features over 2,000 productions online, including high-definition and S3D films. The NFB also puts the experience of cinema into the hands of Canadians everywhere through its acclaimed mobile apps for the iPhone, iPad and Android platforms, as well as a pre-loaded app in the new BlackBerry PlayBook.

About ATEME

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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IBC 2011 HIGHLIGHTS

Thank you for making the IBC 2011 show so successful.
Ateme presented its brand new look and its innovative stand design, located in the Hall 1, F70.
With a great interest from visitors we have yet again effectively demonstrated our latest technology and solutions.


ATEME booth view at IBC2011Many visitors to our stand were attracted by our 4:2:2 10-bit and the 1080p 50/60 video compression for contribution showing side by side on two different screens.


ATEME booth view at IBC2011On the Multi Screen Delivery side, TITAN, our software transcoding platform, was the key attraction.


ATEME booth view at IBC2011ATEME’s “after work” party was appreciated by many guests.


Brendon Mills - ATEME Senior Advisor

Senior Adviser, Brendon Mills, ATEME;

SEE YOU AT IBC 2012!

Paris, September 20th, 2011. Frost & Sullivan have ranked ATEME in second place in the Production Video Transcoding market in their most recent 2011 World Video Transcoder Market Report (N975-70). This latest Frost & Sullivan report shows ATEME’s current market share at 11% of the total production video transcoding segment revenue. In the report, Frost & Sullivan also mentions, “ATEME has been gaining market share rapidly on the strength of its products which are used extensively for creating VOD libraries in high quality.”

“We are extremely excited to have our TITAN software transcoding family recognized for its outstanding sell-through performance over the last 3 years,” said Michel Artières, President and CEO of ATEME. “This recognition, combined with our 57% growth in revenue in 2010, illustrates that ATEME is rapidly consolidating market share.”

“ATEME has grown strength to strength over the last two-three years with a dedicated focus on evolving multimedia video requirements with streamlined and high quality solutions for the professional media & entertainment space,” says Vidya S Nath, Global Industry Manager, Digital Media Practice at Frost & Sullivan.

According to the Frost & Sullivan Report, Production transcoding is defined “as solutions that modify compressed media as it travels through production and post-production workflows and non-linear editing towards archiving and delivery.”

The technology solutions behind Production transcoding are routinely used for premium VOD (video on-demand) and Multi-Screen video content preparation. ATEME’s products are currently used worldwide by customers such as DirecTV, Orange, and Japan’s NHK. ATEME is widely known as producing the highest quality video file transcoding output available.

About ATEME

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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Every September just before IBC starts, ATEME organizes one of its PARTNERS MEETING. This year, this event took place on the 8th of September 2011 in Amsterdam, Hotel de l’Europe.
The main purpose of this meeting was to outline the status and new strategy of ATEME to existing Partners, followed by distribution of awards.


The award for the “BEST REVENUE GROWTH 2011” was presented to CVE-ITALY. CVE-Italy is at present the largest distributor of 4:2:2: contribution pairs in its region.


The award for the “BEST MARKET COVERAGE 2011” was presented to DTS-POLAND. DTS-Poland managed in a short period of time to conquer the Polish market offering ATEME’s applications and solutions.


The award for the “BEST 4:2:2 CONTRIBUTION MARKET PENETRATION 2011” was presented to DigiNet-BELGIUM. DigiNet-Belgium was the first to deploy 4:2:2 Contribution in its region and easily overcame all competitors.


The award for the “BEST MULTI SCREEN MARKET PENETRATION 2011” was presented to TnMtech-KOREA. TnMtech-Korea vividly deployed ATEME’s chief products and technology for multi-screen transcoding.



ATEME Partenrs meeting IBC 2011

ATEME Partners’ meeting IBC 2011


From left: Michel Artières, CEO, ATEME; Krzysztof Lubinsky, CEO, DTS-Poland; Carmelo Catalano, CEO,CVE-Italy; Monika Fourneaux Ceskova, Communications Manager, ATEME; Massimo Riva, Sales & Marketing Manager, CVE-Italy; Jurgen Cauter, Sales Manager, Diginet-Belgium
From left: Michel Artières, CEO, ATEME; Krzysztof Lubinski, CEO, DTS-Poland; Carmelo Catalano, President,CVE-Italy; Monika Fourneaux Ceskova, Communications Manager, ATEME; Massimo Riva, Sales & Marketing Manager, CVE-Italy; Jurgen Cauter, Sales Manager, Diginet-Belgium


VP Sales Emanuel Boureau, ATEME with Sales Manager Xiao Zhang, ATEME are receiving the 'Best Multi screen Market Penetration 2011' award for TnMtech-Korea
VP Sales Emmanuel Boureau, ATEME with Sales Manager Xiao Zhang, ATEME are receiving the ’Best Multi screen Market Penetration 2011’ award for TnMtech-Korea


DTS Poland, CEO Krzysztof Lubinski and Sales Manager ATEME, Alvino Cordeiro
DTS Poland, CEO Krzysztof Lubinski and Sales Manager ATEME, Alvino Cordeiro


Cocktail at Hotel de l'Europe, Amsterdam
Cocktail at Hotel de l’Europe, Amsterdam

Megahertz, now rebranded and part of KIT digital, Inc. (NASDAQ: KITD), a software solutions and services provider for multi-screen video management and delivery, and ATEME have announced at IBC2011 the next outside broadcast vehicle designed by the U.K.-based systems integrator for Via Storia will include the latest encoding innovations for SNG operations. ATEME will supply Kyrion CM4101 encoders and DR8400 decoders for the project, enabling MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 transmissions with up to 4:2:2 10-bit coding precision and up to 1080p50 or 60 resolution and frame rate.

Amsterdam, September 9th, 2011 – ODmedia and ATEME announced today their continued relationship and the recent upgrade of the ODmedia facilities with the latest KFE release. This enterprise-grade encoding software enables ODmedia to further expand its network of over 100 operators it delivers video content to.

ODmedia logoODmedia digitizes, archives, encodes/transcodes and distributes video content from numerous content owners and distributors to a continuously expanding group of over 100 telecoms and cable operators in more than 35 countries worldwide. It has been able to claim this unique position through its custom-built hardware and software workflow.

Tim Koeleman, CTO of ODmedia, commented “We pride ourselves in our ability to start delivering content to any cable or telecoms operator within a maximum of two weeks, and mostly even within a week. Our enterprise encoding platform is so flexible, that we can quickly and easily adapt to any specifications an operator may have. ATEME’s KFE is an essential part of our architecture and helps us to transcode content completely on-spec with a very high-quality result. The latest software upgrades will help us to continue doing that with enhanced efficiency for the platforms we deliver to, and hopefully for many new ones as well.”

KFE is part of the TITAN software transcoding family. KFE is a software solution enabling flexible multi-codec and multi-format file-based processing. It produces bandwidth efficient content for delivery to Internet, mobile and television. Full interoperability is ensured with various Set Top Boxes, Streaming Servers and handheld devices. Multi-level automation allows seamless integration into customer’s workflows.

For more information about the services that ODmedia and/or ATEME can offer you, please do not hesitate to contact usto schedule a meeting during IBC 2011, September 8 – 13.

About ODmedia

ODmedia was founded in 2004 and has since established itself as an industry-leading partner in content mastering, digitizing, archiving, enterprise encoding, video on demand and broadcast services. It provides a one-stop-shop spanning the entire video content value chain between content owners and telecom, cable & IPTV operators enabling video on demand, linear TV and catch-up TV.

About ATEME

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. ATEME’s value added reseller in the Netherlands is NICE. More information is available atwww.ateme.com and on IBC booth Hall 1, #D70

Amsterdam, September 9th, 2011. Megahertz, now rebranded and part of KIT digital, Inc. (NASDAQ: KITD), a premium software solutions and services provider for multi-screen video management and delivery, and ATEME announced today at IBC2011 that the next outside broadcast vehicle designed by the UK-based systems integrator for Via Storia will include the latest encoding innovations for SNG operations.

ATEME will supply Kyrion CM4101 encoders and DR8400 decoders for the project, enabling MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 transmissions with up to 4:2:2 10-bit coding precision and up to 1080p50 or 60 resolution and frame rate.

“We need our vehicles to cover all the scenarios required by our diversified European customer base” explained Mr. Jean-Luc Antoine, Technical Director at Via Storia. “ATEME encoders are favored by many broadcasters for their picture quality, robustness and broad interoperability with legacy equipment – a natural choice for this project” added Mr. Antoine.

Steve Burgess, Technical Director, EMEA, KIT digital, Inc. commented “Compression is just one of several innovations we are building into this SNG vehicle. At KIT digital we pride in designing future proof systems, and in supporting the broad requirements of service providers such as Via Storia to ensure their long term commercial success.”

About Via Storia

Founded in 1978, Via Storia is a TV production service provider based in Strasbourg, with offices in Paris and Lyon. Via Storia operates a fleet of four Outside Broadcast Vehicles, and offers broadcasters satellite news gathering expertise and facilities in France and Western Europe.

About KIT digital’s Broadcast Systems Integration Services

PNGKIT digital’s premier independent broadcasting systems integration experience covers every aspect of systems implementation from engineering planning, project management, design, product evaluation, commissioning, training, support and IT services. KIT digital has completed turnkey projects for some of the world’s leading broadcasters, telecommunication and digital media companies. It has constructed sophisticated fixed HD broadcast facilities as well as “best of breed” Outside Broadcast Vehicles. For more information visit www.kitd.com/services/bsi or IBC stand 11.F20.

About ATEME

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. For more information visit www.ateme.com or IBC stand 1.F70.

Paris, September 8th, 2011 – ATEME, the acknowledged leader in broadcast quality video compression systems, will be demonstrating its latest innovations for Contribution and Multi Screen delivery at IBC (hall1, Booth F70) in Amsterdam, until September 13, 2011

Broadcast Contribution

Once again this year visitors of the ATEME booth will experience hands on demonstration of various MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 compression formats with the ability of doing side by side comparisons on a split screen, such as 4:2:0 versus 4:2:2 and 8-bit color depth versus 10-bit. No doubt the AVC-I format will draw a lot of attention; this intra compression profile of the MPEG-4 standard – fully interoperable – is now supported in ATEME products and offers “visual transparency” when used above 100 Mbps, with no compression artifact visible to the human eye.
The Kyrion CM3102 encoder with built in DVB-S / DVB-S2 satellite modulation will be on display, as well as the CM4101model processing 1080P50 content for decoding on the DR8400 receiver.
Kyrion CM4101 encoders will be also running in two SNG trucks parked on the Eutelsat space of the outside Exhibiton Area (OE 112). Uplinked on the Ka Band, the MPEG-4 streams will be broadcasted and received on DR8400 decoders on the Eutelsat stand in Hall 1.D59.

Multi-Screen Delivery

The TITAN software transcoding platform takes the center stage of ATEME’s multi-screen delivery demonstrations at IBC. Designed for mass content workflows and highly scalable, TITAN produces files for Video On Demand, ‘classic’ live transport streams and adaptive streaming formats compliant with Apple HLS or Microsoft Smooth Streaming protocols for IPTV and OTT. TITAN revolutionizes content delivery by allowing service operators to repurpose content for numerous viewing devices such as smartphones, PCs or TVs while maintaining pristine video quality.

Demonstrations will also include the new Smartrate SR1000 rate allocator which has been designed for premium quality VBR multi-channel distribution, allowing an optimal bandwidth allocation for each service in the line-up. ATEME’s system engineering team delivers the SR1000 integrated with Kyrion multi-format encoders – SD or HD, MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 – and the MC3100 multiplexer, all as part of turnkey video head-ends for cable, satellite and terrestrial distribution.

About ATEME

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. More information is available at www.ateme.com.

ATEME receives the 2011 Red Herring Top 100 Global Award

 

Red Herring, a global media company uniting the world’s best high-technology innovators, venture investors, and business decision-makers awarded ATEME for the company’s world class innovation and global market reach.

 

 

 

For more information follow the link:

http://ateme.com/en/news-events/press-releases/ateme-lauded-for-superior

Paris, September 6th, 2011. ATEME announced today that the award-winning KFE file-transcoding product has been tested for interoperability within the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). In addition, the ATEME KFE software can now be installed and licensed directly by our customers for use with the Amazon EC2 cloud in conjunction with the ATEME cloud-install application guide and easy-to-use command line install application.
According to Rémi Beaudouin, Director of Product Marketing for ATEME, “Service providers, content owners, and cable TV providers now require highly elastic processing resources to handle the growing transcode transaction load required by Multi-Screen video applications. Enabling our KFE software for the Amazon EC2 Cloud is the logical next step”.

KFE is part of the ATEME’s TITAN software transcoding family. KFE is a multi-codec/multi-screen file-based processing solution producing high bandwidth efficient content for delivery to Television, Mobile and Internet screens. KFEis currently used worldwide by customers such as DirecTV, Orange or Japan’s NHK and is widely known as producing the highest quality video file transcoding output available.

“We have been pleasantly surprised by the performance of the Amazon EC2 data transfer and storage capabilities and the KFE runs blazingly fast with EC2,” added Rémi Beaudouin.

Further information on the KFE capabilities within the Amazon EC2 cloud and access to the ATEME Cloud-Install Application Guide is available through the ATEME website www.ateme.com.

About ATEME

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.

Amazon EC2 and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud are trademarks or registered trademarks of Amazon Web Services LLC in the United States and other countries. ATEME is a registered trademark of ATEME S.A
All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

On the eve of IBC, ATEME announced that it has partnered with ISILON to support high performance content processing for video delivery to multiple screens. This results from the combination of the ISILON IQ Series NAS storage and ATEME’sTITAN transcoding platform. The TITAN video processing speed is enhanced by ultra-fast storage. Meanwhile more content titles can be stored thanks to the superior compression efficiency of TITAN.

Claude Stoffel {PNG}   Author: Mr. Claude Stoffel

  ATEME Business Director – Contribution

 

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