Monthly April, 2013

NEWS & EVENTS

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ATEME has been nominated in the category ’Transcoding Solution’ by the Streaming Media Magazine for theEuropean Readers’ Choice Awards 2013.

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FINALISTS (three in each category) are announced Friday 31st May.
WINNERS are announced on the 18th June – at the special Drinks Reception that is part of the Streaming Media Forum in London.

 

19 April, 2013, Turkish pay-TV platform DigiTürk announced its launch of an Ultra HD (4K) demonstration channel as part of a partnership with Eutelsat Communications.

This 4K channel technology solution has been delivered to Eutelsat by ATEME.
The channel can be downlink from Eutelsat W1@ 10° east.
This is the first time 4K broadcast has been shown in Turkey with Digiturk content.

To read the whole story:
Digitürk Ultra HD demo on Eutelsat 7A

Related Articles:
Eutelsat launches Europe’s first dedicated Ultra HD (4K) channel


CJ Powercast Moves VOD and Catch-Up TV Services to TITAN to Reduce Operating Costs and Complex Workflow Issues

Major Korean Cable TV Broadcasting Center Selects ATEME to Improve Video Quality with Fast Speed TranscodingPARIS – April 24, 2013 – ATEME, a global leader in advanced video compression solutions for the broadcast industry, announced today thatCJ Powercast, a major Korean digital broadcasting service, has selected the ATEME TITAN software platform to reduce complex workflow issues as part of its Video on Demand (VOD) and Catch-up TV content preparation services.

NEWS FACTS:

•As a member of the CJ Entertainment Group, a well-known media conglomerate based in Seoul, Korea, CJ Powercast hosts 62 cable TV channels and provides post-production and digital content warehouse services.

•The company receives VOD assets in all types of formats including the Material eXchange Format (MXF). This is a common container format for professional digital video and audio media that is defined by a set of SMPTE standards. The company has a recurring need to stitch 3-4 of these 15-20 minute MXF files into a consistent one-hour video asset, a time-consuming, labor-intensive process.

•By incorporating ATEME’s TITAN software platform, the company now has the ability to complete these tasks automatically within the transcoding process, with no quality alteration at the stitching points and without human intervention.

SUPPORTING QUOTES:

Jeon ByungWoo, CJ Powercast manager, media platform business service operation team:

“Since incorporating TITAN into our workflow, we have increased efficiency and reduced labor costs by automating many of the time-consuming tasks associated in content preparation.”

Eunsook Wi, ATEME APAC operations manager:

“We are proud to be able to assist CJ Powercast in streamlining this large-scale operation with our TITAN product. Since deploying the software, the company has launched the file delivery service to a number of cable and major IPTV operators.”

About ATEME:
ATEME is a world leading provider of HEVC / H.265, 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 Press Contacts:
Monika Ceskova
ATEME Corporate Marketing
T: +33 1 69 35 89 88
E: press@ateme.com

Kim Dearborn
Nadel Phelan, Inc.
T: +1-831-440-2407
E: kim@nadelphelan.com

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ATEME’s Kyrion Encoders and Decoders Now Available with DS3 Interfaces Engineered By COWEAVER for Use in Broadcast Contribution Over Fixed Networks

Coweaver head office, KoreaPARIS and SEOUL – April 23, 2013 – ATEME, a global leader in advanced video compression solutions for the broadcast industry, announced today a partnership withCOWEAVER to add DS3 support to its latestKyrion CM5000 andDR5000 models. COWEAVER is the leading provider of optical transmission systems in Korea, a market that is notorious for its dense fiber network. By combining ATEME’s best of breed codecs and COWEAVER’s vast experience in optical fiber networks infrastructure, the partnership provides telecom operators and broadcasters in Korea, and around the world, a proven high-quality solution to carry premium sports and news content over existing DS3 circuits.

NEWS FACTS:

•COWEAVER and ATEME have integrated DS3 interfaces in ATEME’s latest MPEG-2/MPEG-4 video codec models.
•The CM5000 encoder is now available with a DS3 output, and the DR5000 integrated receiver decoder is available with a DS3 input.
•The solution supports SD and HD with very low end-to-end latency and can be used seamlessly with all brands of DS3 circuitry.
•ATEME’s DR5000 decodes DS3 feeds from any encoder.
•DS3 feeds encoded with CM5000 can be decoded with any legacy receiver.
•The Kyrion DS3 capable models are co-branded by ATEME and COWEAVER and are now available from either company for purchase.

SUPPORTING QUOTES:

Inhwan Hwang, COWEAVER, CEO, said:

“The primary objective of this partnership is to serve our existing telecom clients, who need a simple, low-risk solution to transport video at the highest level of quality over existing PDH circuits. ATEME has the best video compression technology, especially for sports content, so together we have a very compelling value proposition for carriers who are serious about their video business.”

Michel Artières, ATEME, president & CEO, said:

“Korea is a very important market for ATEME, where our compression technology was first recognized in 2006 by a new media pioneer named Celrun TV. Today it is a very dynamic market; one that is always ready for the latest innovations that span our entire product portfolio. Our local office has become our operations center for Asia Pacific, and this partnership with COWEAVER will further expand our ability to meet customer and market demands. COWEAVER owes its incredible growth and success over the past few years to the reliability of its products and the outstanding support of its key clients. We are thrilled to join forces with such a remarkable partner.”

About COWEAVER:
COWEAVER is a leading provider of optical transmission systems such as WDM, MSPP and Carrier Ethernet in Korea. COWEAVER systems are used for transmission of ethernet, voice, PDH, SDH signal, are used in backbone network and access network. More information is available at www.coweaver.co.kr

About ATEME:
ATEME is a world leading provider of HEVC / H.265, 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 Press Contacts:
Monika Ceskova Fourneaux
ATEME Corporate Marketing
T: +33 1 69 35 89 88
E: press@ateme.com

Kim Dearborn
Nadel Phelan, Inc.
T: +1-831-440-2407
E: kim@nadelphelan.com

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(ko) COWEAVER and ATEME Partner for Video Over Fiber Solution

TV Technology’s STAR award for the KyrionTM CM5000

PARIS – April 17, 2013 – ATEME, a global leader in advanced video compression solutions for the broadcast industry, announced today that it has received TV Technology’s STAR award for the KyrionTM CM5000, a major advancement in ATEME’s product offering.

NEWS FACTS:

  • The STAR Award is designed to honor and showcase the outstanding technological innovations available to the broadcast industry. The Kyrion CM5000 was selected for the ease of usability and unrivaled quality where compression is, “visually lossless.”
  • A panel of judges consisting of TV Technology editors, columnists and industry experts reviewed a variety of products, examined the technical applications and their overall contribution to the industry, and then submitted their award nominees.
  • The CM5000 is fully upgradeable and future proof; allowing broadcasters, satellite up-links, service operators and DSNG professionals to benefit from the state-of-art in video compression technology.
  • ATEME announced at NAB that Turner Broadcasting has used the Kyrion CM5000 for its modularity to simplify field operations in the production of multi-camera events.
  • ATEME previously won this award in 2009 at IBC for providing the contribution market with best in class video quality over legacy codec thanks to a complete encode/decode H.264 4:2:2 pair solution.

SUPPORTING QUOTES:
Tom Butts, TV Technology Editor-in-Chief said:

The NAB Show serves as the launching pad for thousands of new products and services for audio and video professionals. Our panel of judges walked the show floor in search of the most innovative technologies. The products and services we select for the STAR Award that make the cut, demonstrate their ability to help advance the acquisition and distribution of entertainment and information across the media spectrum.

Mike Antonovich, ATEME, vice president and general manager, Americas, said:

Receiving this award is a testament to the efforts our developers have put into the creation of the Kyrion CM5000, resulting in a product that meets the requirements of sports and news contribution over IP or satellite, delivering features that are critical for operators in the field. We are honored that TV Technology recognized these efforts in presenting ATEME the STAR Award.

About ATEME:
ATEME is a world leading provider of HEVC / H.265, 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.

Thank you for making the NAB 2013 so successful. It was a great pleasure receiving yet again many visitors to our stand who made our show so fantastic.

One of the highest points of interest presented at our stand was the industry’s most advanced High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) codec. The HEVC codec allows broadcasters to reduce the bandwidth needed to deliver Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV).

On the contribution side, the Kyrion CM5000 modular encoder received a TV Technology Star award which recognizes and rewards the most advanced technology. The Kyrion DR5000 integrated receiver decoder was equally appreciated for its interoperability, light weight, robustness and excellent video quality.

On the multi-screen transcoding side, the widely known TITAN, a software-based high performance video transcodingsolution for live and file content delivery to TVs, tablets, PCs and mobile phones caught attention of those looking for a reliable and good quality content delivery solution.

Once again a BIG THANK YOU for coming to see us and we are looking forward to seeing you next year at NAB 2014 , Booth #SU7102

From left: ATEME team- Mike Antonovich, Gustavo Marra, Remi Beaudouin,

Jean-Marc Thiesse, ATEME PhD Research EngineerATEME spoke last Wednesday at the MIPTV, a tradeshow gathering all the top players of the entire TV ecosystem, taking Place in Cannes – France, about the 4K Television’s Next Revolution.

4K TELEVISION’S NEXT REVOLUTION SUPER SESSION: THE TECHNOLOGISTS – HANDS ON ADVICE FROM 4K PRACTITIONERS, 10th April 2013 from 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM

Jean-Marc Thiesse, ATEME PhD Research Engineer presented together with other experts in new technologies, the near future and challenges around the 4K-UltraHD.

TiVi S.A. Launches New Terrestrial Service in Haiti Based on ATEME’s “Headend in a Box”


LAS VEGAS (National Association of Broadcasters, South Hall, Upper, Booth #SU7102)ATEME, a global leader in advanced video compression solutions for the broadcast industry, announced today that an innovative digital terrestrial TV service is being launched next month in Haiti by a new pay TV operator TiVi.

Built around the TITAN software platform from ATEME, TiVi will combine advanced DVB-T2 transmission with ATEME’s highly efficient MPEG-4 compression technology. TiVi is now able to offer more than 75 channels within its lineup, at very high quality. The service is also novel in using a software based “all IP” approach for the headend, making it easier to deploy new features and add more channels in the future. Most digital terrestrial services, even those based on DVB-T2, are still using traditional and less efficient ASI (Asynchronous Serial Interface) or SDI (Serial Digital Interface) for switching and distribution.


Our extensive channel lineup is the result of detailed market studies on viewers’ expectations in Haiti said TiVi founder and CEO Charles-Edouard Denis. “It includes content in a range of languages, along with a number of original high quality channels not offered by existing operators. This provides a nice balance between sports, news, cinema, documentaries, culture and other types of entertainment for our customers. Thanks to ATEME, our picture quality will be excellent, while keeping both installation and operating costs low.

TiVi chose ATEME and Ecuatronix, its strategic integration partner for the Caribbean region, because of their ability to enable a large number of channels without any sacrifice in quality. The headend was designed specifically for TiVi around ATEME’s TITAN software platform, incorporating other critical components.


It is practically a headend in a box, including conditional access, redundancy switching and a complete network management system,” said ATEME’s director of product marketing Rémi Beaudouin. “This elegant level of an “all IP” platform dramatically reduces both deployment and maintenance costs, thus enabling TiVi to offer very competitive packages to its subscribers throughout Haiti.

Another significant advantage for TiVi is the scalability and expandability enabled by the TITAN software. This means that new channels can be added virtually on demand, along with support for extra output formats and profiles should TiVi wish to expand its service over other networks in the future.

Ecuatronix conducted overall integration and project management from satellite reception to terrestrial transmission. The Simulsat antenna deployed for TiVi is the first installed in Haïti, and enables one system to receive signals from multiple satellites. The TiVi programs are then distributed to the transmitter sites over optical fiber, once again leveraging technology to reduce costs.

About Ecuatronix USA:

Integrator of turnkey solutions in Radio and TV with over 20 years of experience, Ecuatronix USA is a one stop provider with proven experience for a wide range of projects. Ecuatronix USA keeps expanding its capabilities beyond transmission solutions into Media Asset Management, News Room integration and TV Automation Software.

About ATEME

ATEME is a world leading provider of HEVC / H.265, 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 Press Contacts:

Monika Ceskova Fourneaux
ATEME Corporate Marketing
T: +33 1 69 35 89 88
E: press@ateme.com

Kim Dearborn
Nadel Phelan, Inc.
T: +1-831-440-2407
E: kim@nadelphelan.com

Kyrion CM5000 Encoder Enhances Video Quality, Reduces Necessary Onsite Equipment and Supports New SNG Use Cases

Kyrion CM5000 encoder LAS VEGAS, April 8, 2013 — NAB SHOW BOOTH # SU7102 — ATEME, a global leader in advanced video compression solutions for the broadcast industry, today announced that Turner Broadcasting has used ATEME’sKyrion CM5000 encoder in its dual channel version for remote production. Dedicated to broadcast contribution, the KyrionTM CM5000 offers Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG) operators the latest in encoding technology with unrivaled video quality and reliability.

The Kyrion CM5000 represents a major advancement in the ATEME Contribution offering. The complete modularity of this new hardware encoder allows operators to address all uses cases of IP and Satellite Contribution within a unique platform: single or dual channel, built-in modulation or not and support for all MPEG-2/MPEG-4 video compression standards and profiles. Based on ATEME’s unique FPGA design, the Kyrion CM5000 is fully upgradeable and future proof; allowing broadcasters, satellite up-links, service operators and DSNG professionals to benefit from the state-of-art in video compression technology.

NEWS FACTS:

ATEME is innovating again by supporting up to two channels of encoding at the highest quality level in its new CM5000 encoder.
Each of the two independent video channels supports up to 1080P60 resolution and frame rate and up to MPEG-4 4:2:2 10-bit encoding format – with up to 110 Mbps bitrate on each channel. With Kyrion encoders, this is a level of quality where compression is “visually lossless.”

The CM5000 is used by Turner to reduce the size of flight cases that its team takes to the field for the production of multi-camera events.
Turner used the CM5000 dual channel encoder at a recent Hollywood film and television awards ceremony, providing production crews with the technology to simultaneously transmit the feeds of cameras pointing to the red carpet and those used for interviews.
Production, including switching between two cameras, was done remotely in the Turner Broadcasting facilities.

About ATEME
ATEME is a world leading provider of HEVC / H.265, 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 Press Contacts:

Monika Ceskova Fourneaux
ATEME Corporate Marketing
T: +33 1 69 35 89 88
E: press@ateme.com

Kim Dearborn
Nadel Phelan, Inc.
T: +1-831-440-2407
E: kim@nadelphelan.com

ATEME, a member of the SVG (Sports Video Group) was the official sponsor of the 2013 SVG Chairman’s Forumopening night reception, the 5th of April at the Red Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. The SVG Chairman’s Forum programme is usually organised some days before the NAB show with the aim to discuss new features in broadcasting technologies through many workshops and facilitate the group members networking.

About SVG
The Sports Video Group was formed in 2006 to support the professional community that relies on video, audio, and broadband technologies to produce and distribute sports content. Leagues, owners, teams, players, broadcasters, webcasters, and consumer technology providers have joined the SVG to learn from each other, turn vision into reality, implement new innovations, while sharing experiences that will lead to advancements in the sports production/distribution process and the overall consumer sports experience.

With consumers increasingly demanding higher quality broadcasts, the pressure is on to deliver a myriad of content in the most effective way possible. More than ever, advances in compression technologies are needed in an HD and ultra-HD world. The good news is that the industry is responding positively to these challenges.

GPAC, Open Source Media Player, Now Supports HEVC for use by Service Providers and Broadcasters to Accelerate Experimentation of the New Codec

ATEME, a global leader in advanced video compression solutions for the broadcast industry, announced the industry’s first open source implementation of a software media player supporting High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) is now available. Service providers and broadcasters are able to accelerate experimentation of the new HEVC Codec standard in the field.

GPAC is an open source media player that can be used to playback live or file-based audio and video content, and also to encapsulate and transmit such content as a stream. Those functionalities are now extended to files or streams encoded with HEVC, the latest video compression format standardized by ITU as H.265.

Jean Le Feuvre, Associate Professor at Telecom ParisTech, France and project leader for GPAC, commented: “GPAC has become an indispensable test bed for a broad range of experiments within our multimedia research projects. With this breakthrough HEVC feature set, we expect that GPAC will also serve the needs of content providers and telecom operators who wish to explore what the new codec can accomplish for their business – whether it is a reduction in bandwidth, or quality enhancements using the same bandwidth.”

GPAC has been validated with a 1080p High Definition content delivery chain. Work is now ongoing to extend the use cases to Ultra High Definition.

“The support of HEVC in GPAC is a milestone for the broadcast industry, allowing us to move from relatively static demonstrations of the new codec to much broader and more meaningful field trials. ATEME has been an early supporter of HEVC features in GPAC and took an active part in the integration effort because this will help our clients assess the performance of our TITAN product line in HEVC” said Jerome Vieron, Advanced Research Manager at ATEME.

The TITAN File and Live transcoder with support for HEVC, used in combination with the GPAC player, will be on display in the ATEME booth #SU7102, in the NAB Show South Upper hall of the Las Vegas Conference Center, April 8-11, 2013.

NEWS FACTS:

ATEME, IETR and Telecom ParisTech actively collaborated for the open-source development of an HEVC test-bed, featuring an HEVC/H.265 decoder, OpenHEVC, its integration in GPAC along with upgrade of transport tools for HEVC, and the end-to-end testing of the new feature set. The test bed is currently running on Windows, Mac OSX and Linux operating systems. This cooperation is part of the 4Ever collaborative research project.

The OpenHEVC decoder is a project led by Mickaël RAULET, Research Engineer at the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications Rennes (IETR) laboratory. The decoder, distributed under LGPL license, supports HEVC main profile; its performance enables GPAC to play up 1080p resolution and 25 or 30 frames per second on a single core CPU. More information is available at https://github.com/OpenHEVC/.

GPAC is an open source framework for packaging, distribution and playback of interactive multimedia, distributed under the terms of the LGPL license. GPAC tools enable both encapsulation and playback of HEVC bitstreams in MPEG-2 TS and ISO Base Media File (ISOBMF also known as .mp4), according to the ISO specifications under finalization by the Motion Picture Experts Group. The resulting content can be locally played back or used for testing purposes, or can be delivered live, from a pre-encoded bitstream, for transmission chain prototyping. MPEG-2 TS based broadcasts can be generated over IP unicast or multicast. GPAC can also provide OTT distribution using MPEG-DASH in either MPEG-2 TS or ISOBMF container formats for either live or on demand playback of HEVC content. More information on GPAC is available at http://gpac.sourceforge.net/

About Telecom ParisTech
Telecom ParisTech is the leading French graduate engineering school in Information and Communication Technology. With about 1300 students, 330 PhD and 180 full-time researchers, Telecom ParisTech research builds upon the major disciplines of digital communications, electronics, computer science and engineering, networks, digital signal and image processing and the economics of information systems.

About IETR
Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications of Rennes (IETR) undertakes research in information and communication science and technology. Research teams from INSA-Rennes, the University of Rennes 1, Supélec and the University of Nantes staff the IETR Joint Research Unit. Research areas are Antennas and Microwaves, Radar Propagation Communications and Communications systems, an Imaging and Remote Sensing.

About ATEME
ATEME is a world leading provider of HEVC / H.265, 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 Press Contacts:

Monika Ceskova
ATEME Corporate Marketing
T: +33 1 69 35 89 88
E: press@ateme.com
Kim Dearborn
Nadel Phelan, Inc.
T: +1-831-440-2407
E: kim@nadelphelan.com

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