Monthly June, 2014

NEWS & EVENTS

High fidelity video compression for broadcast
and broadband.

ICT awards 2014

ICT award for TITAN

In conjunction with BroadcastAsia, hosted in June in Singapore, the French Chamber of Commerce in Singapore and IE Singapore (the government agency driving Singapore’s external economy) rewarded the best French and Singapore companies participating in CommunicAsia and BroadcastAsia.

Nominations were opened across five categories : Most Innovative Telecom Solution, Most Innovative Broadcast Solution, Greatest Potential in Asia, Most Innovative Consumer Solutions, New Award in 2014: Best Singapore and French Partnership; and the award was granted by a dozen professional jury members from ICT sector and French and Singaporean government authorities such as: IDA International, MDA, CSA, International Enterprise Singapore, SINGTEL, STARHUB, SMU, GOOGLE Asia, MediaCorp Pte Ltd, Orchard Turn Developments, Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation, e27, UBIFRANCE.

The event proved successful for ATEME, and we are very proud to have been awarded the “Greatest Potential in Asia” award for TITAN File. The following criteria have been taken into consideration to prize our solution: value added service, customer visibility growth and satisfaction, customers’ measured impacts and feedbacks.

With the “Greatest Potential in Asia” award, TITAN File is recognized as a great contributor to customers’ satisfaction and visibility, revenues and overall competitiveness, with significant traction in the Asian region.

a few words from APSAT 2014

APSAT logo

Thanks to our presence in the region and slowly but steadily growing business in Indonesia, ATEME is now a trusted and respected brand. We have been cordially invited and honored to take up a speaking slot as well as to be a panelist in the annual conference of theIndonesian Satellite Association, APSAT 2014 which objective is to promote the satellite industry and foster national and international collaboration. This is the 13th year in a row this conference has been held successfully and the 2014 conference focused on “The New Emerging Models in Satellite Business”.

Abdul Haleem Rahiman presentation at APSAT 2014

Abdul Haleem, our APAC Pre Sales Manager was representing ATEME in this forum and presenting a paper on HEVC. He was a speaker in session two of the conference which discussed Challenges Facing the DTH Services Market & Competitiveness Strategy of the DTH Satellite TV Industry. Abdul’s co-panelists on the same session were the top executives from Indonesian pay TV operators, satellite providers, telco operators and industry experts across the globe.

Attendees discussed the question of how platform operators and DTH providers should differentiate themselves to attract potential customers. What business model should they develop in this growing market where new players are increasingly present? They were discussing strategies that should be implemented to retain current customers and attract new ones. APSAT 2014 - attendees

Ideas were exchanged about the characteristics and specifics of the Asia-Pacific market where the sum of television owning homes and pay-television subscribers outnumbers North-Americas by five to one. Everybody agreed that the market opportunities for DTH in the region is huge, however DTH operators need to be sure to offer services to match customer needs and ensure profitability.

As the sole video subject matter expert not only in this particular session but the whole conference ATEME drew much attention to our cutting edge video technologies and our leadership in HEVC. A recent success in Roland Garros 4K transmission and EBU endorsement of our Encoding and Decoding solutions for the FIFA WORLD CUP 4K transmission was a hot topic among the delegates and participants. As for the HEVC, it is seen by the industry as the future for DTH.

News from Singapore

BroadcastAsia’s International Conference & Exhibition is undeniably Asia’s main event and a point of contact for the broadcasting and entertainment industries. The fair has been attracting visitors from all over the world for the last 19 years. This year ATEME was one of 700 exhibitors at this event which brought together 12000 participants from 90 different countries. These attendees came to learn about new developments and technology in their respective fields and to create relationships with current and future business partners.

BroadcastAsia is both a conference and an exhibition. The conference theme this year was “Discover the Right Business Model to Harness Technology and Monetize Content”. Many subjects were discussed, among them OTT, second screen, multiscreen, content distribution. Our colleague and friend, Pierre LARBIER spoke on more than one occasion during the show’s official conferences. He participated in a power panel entitled “Overcoming Challenges Faced When Converting to Digital and HD Broadcasting and Next Steps”. The conference covered transition from SD to HD and beyond. In several of Asia’s regions transmission of TV is still using analog signal. The panelists addressed the question on why and how to make digital transition in Asia.We were very proud to see Pierre speaking about HEVC and UHDTV. During the conference related to those topics, Pierre shared his knowledge about the HEVC standard for UHDTV. He presented ATEME’s newest UHDTV experimentation conducted at Rolland Garrosand talked about DVB efforts which facilitate the deployment of UHDTV. And last but not least, Pierre co-moderated “Pay TV vs SVoD between complementarity and competition” panel. The question was about the strategy the pay-tv operators should use in order to get along with new services available on the market.

Visitors at ATEME's booth

Going back to the exhibition, it has been the second time that ATEME participated at this key regional broadcasts event. The entire APAC Sales & Presales team was involved with great support from HQ. It was an excellent show for ATEME demonstrating not only our cutting edge technology but our leadership in innovation. Our EBU endorsed 4K FIFA World Cup encoder – decoder was a hot topic and attracted huge interest from the show’s attendees. Many customers and visitors stopped by to talk about our Kyron’s video Contribution solution, TITAN Live and File transcoding platforms as well. They were eager to learn more on our latest successes in 4K video contribution with FIFA WC and 4K distribution BroadcastAsia show wrapped up last Friday, and judging by several key meetings at the booth and leads collected from the show, it’s been a tremendous success for all of us at ATEME. There is no doubt, with such an event that we are reinforcing our presence in the Asia Pacific market.

Joint contribution from:
CB LAU, APAC Regional Director
Abdul Haleem, APAC Pre-Sales Manager

Company Recognized for Consistent Growth, Sustainability, Performance, Product Value and Overall Customer Experience

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award PARIS – June 17, 2014ATEME, a global leader in advanced video compression solutions for the broadcast industry, today announced that leading analyst firm, Frost & Sullivan has presented it with the 2014 Global Growth Excellence Leadership Award for Broadcast and DTT Video Encoders. Frost & Sullivan (F&S) reports in its Best Practices Research vehicle that ATEME is one of the few companies that has shown outstanding growth – in both encoding and transcoding product lines – and was chosen on the strength of its innovative architecture and algorithmic excellence.

Report Findings:

  • Excellence in growth strategy– ATEME maintains its above-market growth based on a multi-pronged strategy, which includes increasing focus on high-growth emerging regions while also expanding in advanced economies, continuing to maintain a strong research and development focus, and expanding into related application areas.
  • Sustainable growth – The Company’s growth sustainability is rooted in its well-rounded growth strategy, as well as in its partnership-based approach to addressing industry trends and customer requirements, while also remaining at the front of new technology developments based on its R&D efforts. ATEME was one of the first encoder vendors to demonstrate HEVC and deliver advancements with market-ready HEVC products. ATEME is also one of the first vendors to support remote software upgradeability of products and will provide ongoing software upgrade options to HEVC in the future.
  • Product value and future-proof technology – ATEME’s product value lies in its R&D product development roots and the long road to developing its homegrown codecs. In 2009, ATEME launched its 10-bit MPEG-4 solution offering even greater bandwidth efficiency. The Company has since then enjoyed widespread adoption in the industry driving its revenue up in 2013. Further, ATEME’s product value is driven by consistent product upgrades and new product introductions, providing its customers’ with high-quality, future-proof solutions.
  • Total experience – ATEME places a strong focus on addressing its customers’ engineering challenges from trial phase, to initial launch phase, to the technical support required during the deployed life of the products. It has accomplished this goal by establishing a wide distribution network, local support offices and partnerships with system integrators and service providers.

Supporting Quotes:

Avni Rambhia, research analyst, Frost & Sullivan, said:

Frost & Sullivan is proud to recognize ATEME for its growth excellence strategy in the broadcast and DTT video encoder market based on its continued implementation of well-rounded growth strategy and its concerted effort in keeping its pulse on industry trends.

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

We couldn’t be more pleased to receive the 2014 Global Growth Excellence Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan. This recognition is a testament to the strength of our research and development, our commitment to excellent customer service and our ongoing strategy to build a brand name that is synonymous with encoding quality.

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:

Dorota Bouskela
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 Provides Enhanced Video Quality and Operational Efficiency

logo RTB internationalSINGAPORE – June 18, 2014 (Broadcast Asia, Marina Bay Sands, Booth #5A2-101) ATEME,a global leader in advanced video compression solutions for the broadcast industry, today announced that Radio Television Brunei (RTB) has selected the Kyrion CM5000 encoder to upgrade its digital transmission system.

News Facts:

  • State broadcaster RTB provides free-to-air television – Radio Television Brunei is noteworthy in the industry for its forward-thinking strategies and advanced engineering techniques. It began broadcasting radio programs in May of 1957 and launched the country’s first color television service (previously there was no black & white service) in July of 1975.
  • Satellite uplink center relies on Kyrion – The broadcaster has provided 24/7 satellite uplink service since 2006. RTB4 International is delivered over Asia via the Asiasat 5 satellite. In order to facilitate the transmission of the daily RTB International program, RTB selected the Kyrion CM5000 encoder to upgrade the new configuration of its existing system.
  • Kyrion CM5000 provides satellite distribution with unique platform – Providing single or dual channel capabilities, built-in modulation and support for all MPEG-2/MPEG-4 video compression standards and profiles, the CM5000 is based on ATEME’s unique FPGA design. It is fully upgradeable and future-proof, allowing broadcasters to benefit from the state-of-the-art in video compression technology with low latency and operational efficiency.

Supporting quote:

Pg Ismail Kifli, Supervisory Engineer for Transmission & Satellite Section, Radio Television Brunei, said:

A broadcasting organization is defined by its engineering department. Our overall commitment to providing the highest-quality television to our viewers was a drivingforce in our selection of the Kyrion CM5000.

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:

Dorota Bouskela
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

TITAN Live Used to Encode and Broadcast the 2014 French Open Across Europe

Federer playing tennisPARIS – June 11, 2014 – ATEME, a global leader in advanced video compression solutions for the broadcast industry, today announced that it successfully demonstrated the power of its carrier-grade video encoding/transcoding product, TITAN Live Any-to-Any, at the 2014 French Open tennis tournament. The success of this live broadcast demonstrates yet another example of ATEME’s innovation in the compression industry, utilizing its next generation TV Head-End to deploy 4K broadcasts using the HEVC codec.

New Facts:

  • Demonstrating progressive solutions through key partnerships – ATEME partnered with France Télévisions, the French Tennis Federation (FFT) and Eutelsat and to broadcast live, via satellite, the 2014 French Open event in Ultra High Definition (3840×2160).
  • Providing the first LIVE broadcast via satellite – The 2014 challenge was to be “ON AIR” with a live UHD channel at 50 frames per second from capture to encoding and broadcast for the two weeks duration of the tournament. Using HEVC, the latest video compression standard, the demonstration solidified the Company’s ability to ensure full interoperability of UHD delivery over satellite.
  • HEVC encoding and broadcasting through TITAN Live Any-to-Any – During the event, TITAN Live received live video feed from the event’s UHD production via its 3G-SDI inputs, encoding with the HEVC codec and delivering a full single 4Kp50 stream below 30Mpbs. The feed was then uplinked on Eutelsat “EUT 5WA” satellite.
  • UHD TV sets provide 4K viewing across Europe – ATEME’s long term relationships with TV set and set top box manufacturers ensured interoperability on UHD HEVC decoders and 4K screens. Eutelsat’s unencrypted “ON AIR” satellite UHD channel was received throughout Europe by latest generation UHDTVs with DVB-S2 input. The content was also displayed onsite in the tournament’s “RG Lab” using Panasonic UHD TVs.LiveSphere™ screen dump
  • LiveSphere™ captures the event and provides content for final product testing – The event also provided ATEME with the opportunity to capture content via LiveSphere. This groundbreaking 360° video broadcast solution for live entertainment, sporting events and television shows provides an immersive experience for consumers on second screens and will be available to the industry in 2015.

Supporting Quote:

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

ATEME is committed to the advancement and implementation of UHD and HEVC. By combining our technology with that of our partners, we are extremely proud to have successfully demonstrated a live end-to-end delivery chain at this prestigious two weeks event.

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:

Dorota Bouskela
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

by Xavier Levasseur, Director of Sales for EMEA

People participating in a workshop in Barcelona

ATEME, its partner TmediaT and TV3 organized a workshop which was focused on the latest technologies and their respective solutions to meet our future customers needs.

The main objectives of this workshop were the introduction of our new technologies such as HEVC, OTT (Over The Top), contribution solutions and LiveSphere (a 360° view of live events). These innovations were also presented on various media (TV screen, projector & tablets).

We were very glad to see the enthusiasm of the attendees who were mainly composed of Catalan operators and broadcasters accounting for a total of 80 people.

Charlie BERCIER, Presales Manager ran through a Q&A session covering everything from theoretical video algorithms to operational implementation.

Of course, most participants at this workshop who have already had previous experience with video compression tools were looking for information about the benefits of migrating to HEVC codecs.

We would like to express our thanks to TV3 for kindly hosting us, as well as TmediaT for the efficient organization !

Date : 19 June 2014

Learn who ATEME is and how our technology works in this new, educational and comprehensive video. Film is in French.

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World first in tennis broadcasting by France Télévisions.

You may find here a link to the full press-release by France Télévisions, in French, detailing all the demos presented at the tournament this year, including the 4K Ultra High Definition broadcasting over terrestrial and satellite.

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Claude Stoffel {PNG}Author: Mr. Claude Stoffel
ATEME Business Director – Contribution

 

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