Monthly April, 2012

NEWS & EVENTS

High fidelity video compression for broadcast
and broadband.

ATEME Transcoders Integrate DTS Neural Surround™ Technology, Allowing Broadcasters to Bring the Surround Sound Experience into the Home

NAB (Booth # SU7619), Las Vegas (April 16, 2012)—DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI), a leader in high-definition audio, today announced an international partnership with ATEME the leading provider of efficient video compression technology, to integrate DTS Neural Surround™ technology into its TITAN range of video transcoders, (click to tweet) enabling surround sound in the latest generation of IPTV, OTT and VOD services. This collaboration offers an end-to-end solution that allows broadcasters and service providers to deliver premium entertainment content with immersive audio into the home.

As high speed fiber and ADSL networks continue to expand in order to keep up with the growing demand, ABI Research estimates that worldwide fiber broadband subscriber numbers will more than double by 2016 to 142 million subscribers, up from 69.6 million in 2011. Consumers are increasingly using higher bandwidth services – such as IPTV, OTT & VOD services. Leading ISP Free SAS (part of the Iliad Group) can now provide the next generation of VOD services that utilize DTS high-quality audio to deliver a superior audio experience to their Freebox subscribers. In a crowded marketplace, Free see that by delivering VOD with high quality audio they clearly differentiate their offering, and increase subscriber signup, satisfaction and reduce churn.

“ATEME and DTS are providing us with the highest quality encoded content that will drive forward our VOD service. This partnership allows us to take our home entertainment offering to the next stage” declared Maxime Lombardini, CEO of Iliad, Free’s Holding Company.

“As television viewing habits evolve, we continue to respond to market trends and direct customer demand to deliver an immersive, high-quality audio experience,” noted Rémi Beaudouin, Director of Product Marketing, ATEME. “By incorporating DTS technologies into our TITAN transcoders, we dramatically simplify broadcasters workflows; combining DTS high definition audio with our unrivalled video quality is now a one click process.”

DTS Neural Surround enables a seamless conversion between stereo and surround sound audio through a special capture, edit, management and delivery process, allowing broadcast production teams to preserve the integrity of the surround mix while transmitting in a stereo format at the highest possible resolution. DTS Neural Surround UpMix™ technology can output 5.1 or 7.1 multi-channel surround sound from stereo or 5.1 source material, while DTS Neural Surround DownMix™ technology can output stereo or 5.1 content from 5.1 or 7.1 multi-channel source audio. The end result is an incredible surround sound experience, without a massive impact on broadband bandwidth, Neural also affords broadcaster a significant advantage allowing the delivery of multichannel audio within existing stereo infrastructure and support for multiple languages in 5.1. DTS Neural Surround Sound also supports legacy audio codec, such as MPEG, and is a low latency solution that can be edited and monitored in stereo.
“At DTS, we recognize the paradigm shift in how consumers are interacting with digital media content and are dedicated to partnerships with innovative companies, such as ATEME, that adapt to new delivery formats in order to provide high-definition audio to consumers for brilliant streaming media, gaming and TV viewing,” said Brian Towne, executive vice president and chief operating officer of DTS, Inc.
For more information, visit DTS at NAB 2012 booth SU7619 or online at DTS. Media interested in speaking with a DTS spokesperson please contact DTS@formulapr.com. Connect with DTS on Facebook, or on Twitter (@DTS_Inc.).

About ATEME

ATEME (www.ateme.com) 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, digital TV distribution networks, multi-screen live streaming, OTT and VOD applications.

About Free

Free is a subsidiary of Iliad. The Iliad Group is a major French Internet service and telecommunications provider with Free and Alice (4,849,000 broadband subscribers registered on 12/31/2011), Onetel and Iliad Télécom (landline telecommunication providers), as well as Free Mobile. The Iliad Group is listed on Euronext Paris Eurolist under the ILD stock symbol.

About DTS, Inc.

DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI) is dedicated to making digital entertainment exciting, engaging and effortless by providing state-of-the-art audio technology to hundreds of millions of DTS-licensed consumer electronics products worldwide. From a renowned legacy as a pioneer in multi-channel audio, DTS became a mandatory audio format in the Blu-ray Disc™ standard and is now increasingly deployed in enabling digital delivery of movies and other forms of digital entertainment on a growing array of network-connected consumer devices. DTS technology is in home theaters, car audio systems, PCs, game consoles, DVD players, televisions, digital media players, set-top boxes, smart phones, surround music software and every device capable of playing Blu-ray™ discs. Founded in 1993, DTS’ corporate headquarters are located in Calabasas, California with its licensing operations headquartered in Limerick, Ireland. DTS also has offices in Northern California, Washington, China, France, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. For further information, please visit www.dts.com. DTS, the Symbol, and DTS and the Symbol together, are registered trademarks of DTS, Inc. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners. © 2012 DTS, Inc. All rights reserved.

  • DTS Media contacts:
  • Audrey Sahl
  • T: (212) 219-0321
  • E: sahl@formulapr.com

Radio TV Forum is becoming a unavoidable point of meeting in the Italian Broadcast Market.
This year ATEME is participating once again with even more investment.
Alvino said: “When I attended the Radio TV Forum in 2010 for the first time as a visitor, I realized the importance of this show thanks to its intimacy in the Italian broadcast world allowing excellent exchange of experience between large players such as RAI, Mediaset and Sky Italia and all smaller players who are very dynamic.

Andrea Rivetta, Publisher & Editor in Chief of Broadcast & Production MagazineAs many times in the Broadcast world things get started by someone’s idea and conviction: RTVF success is based on a strong conviction of Andrea Rivetta (Publisher & Editor in Chief of Broadcast & Production Magazine) that Italian Broadcast world need such an intimate show allowing exchange”.
“For a company like ATEME who is addressing key players like SKY Italia with large contribution deployments as well as VOD for OTT, but also rather small DSNG companies thanks to the EBU advisingCM3102/DR8400 Satellite contribution encoder and decoder, this is the perfect show. Last but not least, Rome is a wonderful city where we can enjoy nice evenings and great dinners”.

ATEME ad for Radio TV Forum, RomaThis year amongst ATEME products that will be presented in the CVE booth, stand M4, there will be CM3102/DR8400, and TITAN Live transcoding for OTT.

Alvino CordeiroSchedule a meeting with Alvino Cordeiro, South & Eastern Europe Sales Manager.


Introduction of Alvino Cordeiro from ATEME for IBC2011. Article in Italian released in Broadcast & Production Magazine
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Article in Italian published in Broadcast&Production


ATEME at RadioTV Forum. Article released in Broadcast & Production Magazine in May 2012.
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Article in Italian published in Broadcast&Production | RadioTV Forum

 

ATEME ad - NABSHOW 2012Paris, April 12th, 2012. Visitors to ATEME’s booth at NAB 2012 will find its new location #3002 conveniently located near the entrance of the South Upper hall in the Las Vegas Convention Center. Product demonstrations on display will feature the TITAN video processing platform for live and file content delivery to multiple screens, as well as the Kyrion line of encoders, decoders and management system for broadcast contribution and distribution services.
TITAN 3X is the theme of the multi-screen transcoding exhibit. Since the last NAB, ATEME has tripled the transcoding throughput of live and on demand content that the Intel® based server platform can deliver. The workflow capabilities of TITAN have also grown, with feature additions such a file concatenation, the ability to pause & append transcoding jobs, or to start transcoding an asset before it is completely acquired – an important addition that significantly reduces the turn-around time of content for ‘next-day TV’ services.
Kyrion encoder and decoder demonstrations will emphasize the capabilities of the product line for 1080p50/60 in broadcast contribution services, using H.264 compression up to 4:2:2 10-bit over fiber or satellite. In broadcast distribution, the focus will be on operational efficiency and the latest Kyrion AM2102 model for ISDB-Tb terrestrial HD and mobile TV deployments.

About ATEME

ATEME (www.ateme.com) 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, digital TV distribution networks, multi-screen live streaming, OTT and VOD applications.

French research consortium 4EVER kicks off a 3 year multi-million euro plan to advance the technologies supporting the production and delivery of Ultra-HDTV

Paris, April 12, 2012. ATEME, a global provider of compression solutions for Broadcast and Broadband, announced today the launch of an ambitious research program to reduce the bandwidth required for the delivery of Ultra High Definition Television using High Efficiency Video Coding. HEVC is the latest compression standard developed jointly by ISO/MPEG (Motion Picture Experts Group) and ITU-T/ VCEG (Video Coding Experts Group). Currently a draft, it is expected to be submitted for final standardization approval in January 2013 as MPEG-H Part 2.

The primary goal of the 4EVER program is to pave the way for the delivery of an enhanced high-definition television experience to viewers regardless of the viewing context (in the home, on the go, in public places and cinemas…), in a practical and inexpensive way. Initially a large part of the research effort will be invested in the evaluation of the television experience enhancement that can be offered from not just higher resolutions, but also higher frame rates, increased color depth, surround sound, and more.

ATEME’s objective beyond this program is the development of an industrial – efficient – affordable – deployable implementation of HEVC. An encoding system that broadcasters and service providers can rely on for large scale field trials all the way to commercial deployments of Ultra HDTV.

4EVER program members include Orange Labs, ATEME, France Télévisions, GlobeCast, TeamCast, Technicolor and Doremi, as well as the Télécom ParisTech and INSA-IETR University labs.
The consortium expects to demonstrate a first complete Ultra HD production and transmission chain within one year, and several field trials are planned throughout the 4EVER project for sports events, music concerts and other live shows.

About ATEME

ATEME (www.ateme.com) 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, digital TV distribution networks, multi-screen live streaming, OTT and VOD applications.

About 4EVER

4EVER logoThe 4EVER project (www.4ever-project.com) aims at researching, developing and promoting a better video Quality of Experience and putting premium audiovisual content access within everyone’s reach thanks to:

• HEVC (future MPEG/ITU standard) codec development
• Ultra High Definition new format definition and qualification

Whether it is High Definition on mobile and ADSL networks, or Ultra High Definition over fiber or terrestrial to the home, the 4EVER consortium considers the entire production and delivery chain, and aims for visible quality gains for all viewers.

Video compression specialist ATEME is setting up the first HD video head-end that will relay coverage of the London Olympics to Asia Pacific. ATEME’s Kyrion encoders have been selected by GlobeCast for deployment with a major cable operator in the region. GlobeCast will use the video head-end, firstly at the European Football championships in Poland starting in June, before moving the platform to London for the Olympics in July. The video will be transmitted to GlobeCast distribution hub in Hong-Kong over optical fiber, to serve its client’s Asian subscribers. After the Olympics, the platform will be will be retained at Globecast’s Singapore premises for future deployment, either in the field or at its facilities.

GlobeCast evaluated a number of encoding vendors, and chose ATEME partly because of its strong presence and support on the ground over the period of the Olympic Games in London. But the biggest factor was the quality of ATEME’s HD encoding, which will give GlobeCast a competitive edge in the future over other content distribution companies in the region, according to Shakunt Malhotra, its Senior Director, Engineering & Projects. This is even though for the Olympics itself the Kyrion encoders will be configured for the lower MPEG-4 4:2:0 8-bit profile, which will still provide top quality HD pictures.

“Although we are going to use 4:2:0 for these exclusive Olympics channels, the main feature that attracted us to select Kyrion is the broad range of profiles it can support, all the way to 4:2:2 10-bit,” said Malhotra. “This allows us to provide new features for transmission, and this value addition will put us ahead of other service providers.”

GlobeCast was also impressed with ATEME’s high level of overall support, which it believes will help attract other TV operators in the region to take its Olympic service. “We sometimes get last minute requests just one or two months before an event begins,” said Malhotra. “Our presence there and support from ATEME is going to be crucial for that.”
The head-end turnkey design includes ATEME Kyrion encoders, IRDs (Integrated Receiver Decoders), multiplexers, routers, all with in-built redundancy controlled by an open vendor Dataminer Network Management System.

About GlobeCast
A subsidiary of France Telecom/Orange, GlobeCast is a leading provider of media management and global content delivery services for broadcasters and content creators. With a secure fiber and satellite network connected to dozens of teleports, technical operations centers, and points-of-presence worldwide, GlobeCast manages and transports millions of hours of video and other rich media each year. An integrator of audiovisual technology and a full service provider, GlobeCast works with all the actors in the audiovisual chain from production companies to broadcasters, retail organizations, cinema chains, and more. The company provides on-site service from major news and sporting events for coverage in SD, HD, or even 3D. Present in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Australia, GlobeCast is also an expert in international television markets, and works with new and established broadcasters to reach and secure distribution with leading pay-TV operators around the world.

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, ISDBT and DVB digital television, multi-screen IPTV, OTT and VOD applications.

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GlobeCast Singapore Office
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  • ATEME Press Contact:
  • Monika Fourneaux Ceskova
  • T: +33 1 69 35 89 88
  • M: +33 6 84 63 32 12
  • E: press@ateme.com

Rede Record de Televisão completes its first commercial deployment of HD-SAT in the State of Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo, April 3rd, 2012. ATEME and STI Telecom announced today the successful delivery of a turnkey High Definition distribution platform for TV Record. Installed in São Paulo, the fully redundant satellite uplink system integrated by STI Telecom includes ATEME Kyrion encoders and decoders. It is broadcasting TV Record’s High Definition free to air channel all over Brazil via Star One´s C2 Satellite. This is just the first of many projects by TV Record to accelerate the expansion of their High Definition TV service to all Brazilian states and cities.

STI Telecom antenna“This satellite uplink was designed by our engineering team to distribute TV Record´s main High Definition TV signal to all our affiliates, to feed our terrestrial UHF Digital re-transmitters, and also to reach TV Record´s audience in rural areas of Brazil”, explained José Marcelo Amaral, CTO of Rede Record.

“For this first HD-SAT deployment, we were looking for a committed partner that could offer best of breed technology and professional integration and support services; ATEME and STI Telecom’s experience of both DVB and ISDBT standards was a decisive factor in our selection” added Mister Amaral.

Raul E. Rivera, Director of Sales for Latin America at ATEME, commented “This is the first commercial deployment of HD-SAT for TV Record, and it is really exciting for us to participate in bringing pristine high definition quality content free to air to rural communities. Undertaking such project would not have been possible without the expertise and support of our partner STI Telecom, a true extension of our engineering team.”

About Rede Record

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Rede Record de Televisão is the oldest TV network in Brazil and one of the most popular in terms of audience. It owns TV stations in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasília, Belo Horizonte, Goiânia, Salvador, Belém, and Florianópolis.

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, ISDBT and DVB digital television, multi-screen IPTV, OTT and VOD applications. www.ateme.com

About STI Telecom

STI Telecom was founded in Rio de Janeiro in 2005. Specialized in the integration of broadband systems and the development of turn-key solutions for transmitting video, audio and data, STI has acquired a considerable experience of broadcasting over satellite and terrestrial networks. www.stitelecom.com.br

This PR is available in Portuguese and Spanish on request

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