Monthly June, 2013

NEWS & EVENTS

High fidelity video compression for broadcast
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Miami – June 25, 2013. With the growing number of ATEME business partners in Latin America, ATEME organised a LATAM Partners Technical Training in its US office, located in Miami.

The training was split in two sessions, contribution on day one and multi-screen transcoding on day two.

Cable Operator, CTH Public Company Ltd., Now Able to Reach Audiences Across Thailand with Premium and Sports Content Using TITAN Software Platform

SINGAPORE (Broadcast Asia 2013, Booth# 5A2-01) – June 17, 2013 – ATEME, a global leader in advanced video compression solutions for the broadcast industry, announced today that Asia Broadcasting Television Company, Ltd. (ABtv), a Thailand-registered company focusing on the satellite distribution of media content, has chosen ATEME’s TITAN Live to provide CTH Public Company Limited (CTH) with premium and sports content broadcasting services throughout Thailand.

News Facts:
ABtv, founded in 2003, is the first operator to provide multi-channel television program services to cable operators through satellite distribution, using ABS-1 (C-Band) and NSS6 (Ku-Band). Its core business is to aggregate premium TV programs from content providers and broadcast them throughout the country on behalf of cable operators.

ABtv selected ATEME’s TITAN Live for its exceptional video quality for premium content and sporting events.

CTH, previously known for its cable service that already reaches 2.5 million subscribers, is now able to deliver coverage via satellite for cities and rural areas that its cable service could not previously reach; CTH plans to add hundreds of thousands of new subscribers as a result.

CTH will commercially launch its new service in mid-June which includes a wealth of premium domestic and international content, and in particular the popular English Premier League football 2013-15 seasons.

To provide this Direct to Home (DTH) delivery platform, which features 120 SD and 30 HD channels, ABtv purchased one fully loaded TITAN Live chassis.

This is the first instance of TITAN in a digital broadcast by satellite, demonstrating the willingness of operators to adopt a software/IP based integrated platform in place of the traditional hardware/SDI architecture.

Supporting Quotes:
Chirasak Sriwirom, Managing Director, ABtv :

“We were looking for a solution that would provide our customers with an efficient transcoding platform for mass throughput. ATEME’s TITAN Live provided us with the technology to do just that. We are pleased to offer our operators a future-proof solution that is known for its bandwidth efficiency and exceptional video quality for premium and live content.”

Emmanuel Boureau, Vice President of Sales, ATEME :

“ABtv’s decision to integrate the TITAN platform into its go-to-market strategy indicates a definitive shift in the industry to adopt software based and IP-centric architectures for video head-ends. We are thrilled to be able to deliver a solution that not only brings premium content to customers such as CTH, but also to the thousands of home viewers across Thailand.”

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

ATEME at NCTA show, Washington, D.C., USAJune 10 – 12, 2013 – Washington DC; ATEME exhibited at the NCTA (National Cable & Telecommunications Association) annual show in Washington, DC.

This show is focused on Service Provider Executives who have the possibility to talk over Technology, Legislation, Programming, and services they are offering.
ATEME stand was centered in the CableLabs’ area – CableNET, which is recognized as the technology area. The major attraction to our stand was a split screen with one side showing H.264 and the other side HEVC encoded content. A video loop clearly demostrated the difference in Video Quality (VQ).

Rémi Beaudouin, ATEME Marketing Director

Longtime Sales, Marketing and Business Development Leader Strengthens ATEME’s Expansion Into the Americas

Paul Kosac, ATEME VP of Strategic Accounts and Channel PartnersWASHINGTON, June 12, 2013 — ATEME, a global leader in advanced video compression solutions for the broadcast industry, announced today that Paul Kosac, a well known and respected executive in broadcast and media circles, is joining the company as vice president of strategic accounts and channel partners for the Americas, reporting to Mike Antonovich, SVP and general manager, Americas.

News Facts:

  • Until now, service providers led the rapid growth of the IP video market. Today, as broadcasters and content owners embrace new delivery models including Over The Top (OTT), this expanding market represents a large part of ATEME’s growth potential in the Americas, a region where the company’s revenues are increasing at roughly twice the pace seen in Europe.
  • Kosac brings more than 25 years of senior leadership experience with companies as diverse as Scientific-Atlanta, Philips, PanAmSat, Cisco and Harmonic.
  • For nearly his entire career, Kosac has assisted in the launch of new digital video platforms for major clients across five continents, providing expertise in network and systems development of compressed digital services to leading media companies.
  • Leveraging his insight, experience and relationships in critical customer launches, Kosac will assist in the development of strategic broadcaster relationships to provide the guidance required to assist in the transition of their content delivery models as this market continues to expand.
  • He will play an integral role in the expansion and development of ATEME’s indirect channel partner network in South America and will also be involved in the development of indirect channel go-to-market strategies for, government and broadcast systems integrators in North America.

Supporting Quotes:

Michel Artieres, founder, president and CEO, ATEME :

“ATEME is quickly becoming a well known provider of advanced video encoding and transcoding solutions around the world, with clients in more than 60 countries. The Americas continues to be one of our fastest growing and most important markets, and we are very pleased to have someone of the caliber of Paul Kosac join our growing Americas team.”

Mike Antonovich, SVP and GM, Americas for ATEME :

“Paul brings more than a quarter-century of industry leadership to ATEME. I have had the pleasure of knowing Paul for a great many years and respect his experience, integrity and strategic vision. He is a great addition to the Americas team and will play an instrumental role in ATEME’s market growth.”

Paul Kosac, vice president of Strategic Accounts and Channel Partners, ATEME :

“ATEME has earned a sterling industry reputation for being a true market leader in advanced video encoding solutions, from MPEG-2, MPEG-4 and the new HEVC standards-based offerings. I am very excited to be able to join such a great company at such an important period of transition for the major media companies.”

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

ATEME at ANGACOM, Cologne, Germany 2013Cologne – 4th to 6th of June 2013, ATEME exhibited at the ANGACOM show taking place in Cologne, Germany at the Exhibition and Congress centre, stand G14. Hall 10.2

The ATEME stand was visited by many existing and potential clients coming not only from the German speaking countries, but from the whole Central, Northern and Eastern Europe.

Xavier Gentric, ATEME Regional Sales Manager commented,

French Tennis Open Visitors are Offered a Look at the Future of Broadcast Television

Live from Roland Garros, HEVC codec used for 4KTV and TabletWASHINGTON, June 10, 2013 — The Cable Show,Booth #600 — ATEME, a global leader in advanced video compression solutions for the broadcast industry, announced today that its digital compression technology was chosen by the French Tennis Federation (FFT) and France Televisions, the official broadcaster and executive producer of the French Tennis Open, to inaugurate the new “Ultra High Definition” television format during the 2013 event.

Ultra High Definition, also called “4K”, delivers an image four times superior to the current high definition TV.

The “tennis world’s first” application of this innovative technology took place again during the second week of the French Open, with the live multi-camera capture of the competition on the Philippe Chatrier court, as was the case seven years ago for High Definition.

This major step for live television production was visible in a showroom of France Televisions’ RG LAB. Visitors were able to experience the quality of 4K images in either live viewing or replay.

FFT and France Televisions joined forces with AMP VISUAL TV for image capture, ATEME for the digital compression of the signal and EUTELSAT for satellite broadcasting for this project.

Additionally, another world premiere presentation at the French Open included a live experimental end-to-end delivery chain for High Definition HEVC. This trial, conducted by the 4EVER consortium that includes Orange and ATEME, used the new codec also known as H.265 to encode, stream over the Orange fiber network, broadcast over the air using DVB-T2, decode and display the live competition on PC, TV and tablet.

Bernard Fontaine, innovation tech director, France Televisions Digital Editions, said:

“We are very proud to once again be at the forefront of the latest technological developments in television. Through the dedicated efforts of our partners, we were able to successfully provide visitors with a look at the future of broadcast television during one of the largest tennis events in the world.”

Michel Artieres, founder, president and CEO, ATEME said:

“ATEME is honored to be a contributor in the innovation that was showcased at this major event. This is a great example of how the combined efforts of dedicated professionals can result in driving innovation in the broadcast industry.”

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

This year the WBU-ISOG forum was hosted by FOX Networks. Several provocative updates were provided by key industry leaders from SNG, Satellite, Format Deliveries, and Broadcast.

With the specter of Radio Frequency Interference and impending telco encroachment on satellite frequencies, ATEME’s Gregory Cox, Sales and Applications Engineer, provided an update pertaining to the advancements being made with ATEME’s HEVC codec and highlighted how HEVC can be delivered today which sparked optimism among many SNG Providers and Broadcasters present at the forum.

HEVC is here and can be delivered to end users…..ATEME has this capability today.

Well aware of the broadcast industry’s voracious appetite for bandwidth, the brows of attendees were raised in excitement. As a part of an aggressive timeline, slated for the 3rd quarter, it is expected that the first HEVC deliveries will be specific to OTT (Mobile Devices) workflows.

Countering the concern that the HEVC standard only allows for progressive video formats, Gregory explained that ATEME, working the HEVC codec from the ground up, has the ability to take interlaced content and process it as progressive for deliveries using de-interlacing algorithms, field coding, and SAFF.

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