Monthly September, 2014

NEWS & EVENTS

High fidelity video compression for broadcast
and broadband.

Date : 30 September 2014

ATEME Corporate Video in English

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A few words about dynamic ad insertion.

ATEME and AdGorilla booth

Last week, ATEME exhibited at the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) Cable-Tec Expo in Denver, CO as part of the AdGorilla/S&T exhibit.

Together, the three companies demonstrated the entire dynamic ad insertion/targeted advertising capabilities of AdGorilla featuring MPEG-2 to MPEG-4 video transcoding provided by ATEME and monitoring capabilities provided by S&T. The SCTE-35 standard for ad insertion provides for ads to be inserted directly into the transport stream by passing though the SCTE-35 signaling in ATEME’s TITAN transcoding solution.

We were able to demonstrate several MPEG-4 targeted feeds allowing for dynamic ad insertion from a single MPEG-2 source. With local advertising providing a critical revenue stream to the cable, telco or DTH provider this demonstration was very powerful and attracted a lot of interest from providers and programmers. Look for more developments on this exciting technology ecosystem from ATEME and AdGorilla in the near future.

Tim Jackson

AdGorilla Selects ATEME to Provide Managed Solution for Multichannel Video Programming Distributors

DENVER, Sept. 22, 2014 (SCTE/Cable-Tec Expo, Colorado Convention Center, AdGorilla Booth #1000) – As with many markets, digital is changing everything, including television advertising. When AdGorilla, a leading company in providing advanced, dynamic advertising insertion solutions to video content providers, needed to manage the daily encoding of advertising content, it turned to ATEME for its TITAN software to enhance the managed services it provides to its clients. Learn more at Cable-Tec Expo at AdGorilla’s booth #1000.

To respond to the new advances in addressable ad insertion, AdGorilla chose ATEME to enhance its managed services with future-proof, industry-leading video transcoding solutions.

  • The future of television advertising – Multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) look to AdGorilla for its advanced advertising solutions, including dynamic linear and video-on-demand advertising, TV Everywhere addressable ad insertion and single-box linear ad insertion. The company understands that this is key to helping the television industry maintain its place as the leader of effective consumer marketing.
  • TITAN selected for best-in-class encoding solution – As a service provider to the MVPD and broadcast industry, AdGorilla selected ATEME’s TITAN platform to manage its daily encoding of advertising content. The company also incorporated the ATEME software into its technical platform to facilitate transcoding of video streams within both cable and broadcast television installations of the company’s Black Widow Spyder™ advanced advertising solution. Learn more at http://adgorilla.com/adgorillas-black-widow-spyder/.
  • Improving video quality and bandwidth efficiency – ATEME’s TITAN File is a multi-codec/multi-format file-based video transcoding software that delivers improved video quality and bandwidth efficiency of content delivery over managed networks and the Internet, to any device such as UHDTV, TV, smartphone, tablet, PC or Web player. For additional information visit http://ateme.com/en/products/Transcoders/KFE.

Dan Ryan, CEO and founder of AdGorilla, said:

AdGorilla is at the forefront of video and advertising technology for the cable and broadcast television markets and we looked to ATEME who, like AdGorilla, is developing advanced products in the video space. We are excited to integrate the TITAN solution into the products and services we offer our clients.

About ATEME:
ATEME is a global leader in advanced video compression solutions for the broadcast industry and a world leading provider of HEVC, 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.

About AdGorilla:
AdGorilla is a vertically integrated company focused on the advertising sales and video delivery market space. Its market leading next generation solution allows cable and broadcast operators to maximize their opportunities across the advertising and content landscape with the most flexible and technologically advanced approach to advertising insertion, alternative content replacement as well as digital television, with dedication to client focused needs as well effective ROI pricing. www.adgorilla.com

Date : 16 September 2014

Michel Artières, CEO ATEME @IBC Show 2014 discusses ATEME’s successful IPO and the company’s ongoing work to provide its clients with best-of-breed technology.

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M. Artières talking to TV-Bay about ATEME’s IPO and ongoing work to provide its clients with best-of-breed technology.

Selevision Relies on ATEME’s TITAN to Prepare and Encode Content with Multiple Profiles

logo SelevisionAMSTERDAM, Sept. 15, 2014 (RAI International Broadcasting Convention, Hall One, Stand 1.D71), – When leading Saudi Arabian on-demand service provider Selevision wanted to encode its catalog of live content and prepare more than 200 channels for over-the-top (OTT) delivery, it turned to ATEME and its award-winning TITAN Live carrier-grade video processing solution and TITAN KFE transcoding software to deliver high quality at low bitrates.

News Facts:

  • Investing in a future-proof solution – Selevision is a regional leader and OTT pay TV service provider based in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. Available today to consumers across the Middle East and North African regions, the service can be accessed on any device including set-top boxes, smartphones, tablets and smart TVs. The company has content rights with all major studios, access to blockbuster movies and offers Subscription Video-on-Demand (SVOD), transaction VOD and catch-up TV.
  • Major multi-platform project – Last year, Selevision selected ATEME to assist with the major task of preparing content for its upcoming VOD offerings. This year, it selected the TITAN Live to encode the content, making more than 200 channels available on all platforms and all devices.
  • Improving video quality and bandwidth efficiency – ATEME’s TITAN KFE is a multi-codec/multi-format file-based video transcoding software that improves video quality and bandwidth efficiency of content delivery over managed networks and the Internet. It transcodes any mezzanine file in MPEG-2, H.264 and HEVC for VOD/push-VOD services and adaptive streaming. For additional information visithttp://ateme.com/en/products/Transcoders/KFE.
  • Real-time, multi-channel/format transcoder – TITAN Live is an industry-leading high-density, multi-profile transcoder that revolutionizes live content delivery by enabling the repurpose of content over numerous devices such as UHDTV, TV, smartphones, tablets, PCs or Web players while maintaining pristine video quality. Read more at http://ateme.com/en/products/Distribution-Encoders/titan-live.

Supporting Quotes:

Dr Raed KhusheimDr. Raed Khusheim, CEO, Selevision said:

We are invested in providing our customers with the highest video quality and content that can be viewed from any device. With ATEME’s technology, we have been able to streamline our operational workflow, increase the value of our content through multi-screen delivery and position our company as a leader in a highly competitive environment.

About ATEME:

ATEME is a global leader in advanced video compression solutions for the broadcast industry and 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

Extensive Customer Deployments and Award-Winning Video Compression Solutions Lead the Industry in Innovation and Excellence

Red Bull's iconic Hangar-7 where an original Ultra HD program will be broadcast for the duration of the IBC show. (Credit/Helge Kirchberger) AMSTERDAM, Sept. 11, 2014 (RAI, International Broadcasting Convention, Hall One, Stand 1.D71) – In support of the growing interest and adoption of UHDTV, ATEME reveals its ongoing efforts to deliver HEVC video compression software solutions to broadcasters, content providers, cable and satellite clients around the world.

CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS:

As the industry began the shift towards integrating HEVC and 4K into the delivery chain, ATEME continued to lead the charge in innovation and excellence by providing best-of-breed solutions to the industry:

  • Extensive Global Reach – Whether for satellite, cable, IP or terrestrial transmission, ATEME’s technology was instrumental in the experimentation of UHD HEVC in locations around the world including South Korea, China, Brazil, Mexico, France, the UK and the United States.
  • Sports Broadcasting Leadership – The company continued to demonstrate its innovation and support of UHD HEVC through its participation in a series of live, high-profile sporting events, including the French Open tennis tournament, the FIFA World Cup, the Commonwealth Games and the FEI World Equestrian Games.
  • Industry Award and Successful IPO – Chosen for its consistent growth, sustainability, performance, product value and overall customer experience, ATEME was awarded the Frost & Sullivan 2014 Global Growth Excellence Leadership Award for Broadcast and DTT Video Encoders. On the heels of this honor, the company announced its successful IPO on Euronext in July and is actively hiring in R&D, systems engineering, marketing and sales.

IBC DEMONSTRATIONS:

The company will demonstrate its end-to-end 360° video broadcast solution, reveal new innovations in its signature product lines, TITAN and Kyrion, and participate in a stunning UHD live broadcast in conjunction with Red Bull, Eutelsat and IDC at IBC 2014.

  • Dedicated UHD Program to be Broadcast Throughout IBC – Red Bull, Eutelsat, IDC and ATEME will broadcast a dedicated live UHD program from Red Bull’s Austrian headquarters to IBC. This unique UHD content, encoded with ATEME’s TITAN Live in Red Bull’s flagship Hangar-7 building, will be displayed on Eutelsat and IDC’s stands on the IBC showfloor.
  • LiveSphere: a Turnkey 360° Video Broadcast Solution – ATEME will demonstrate its end-to-end live video broadcast solution that captures, stitches, streams and displays video to provide an immersive panoramic consumer experience for tablets, smartphones and virtual reality headsets. www.livesphere.com
  • UHDTV On Demand – In partnership with Samsung, this demonstration will show 4K VOD content encoded with TITAN in HEVC Main 10 profile and displayed on a breathtaking 75” Samsung television.
  • TITAN Live Any-to-Any – Carrier-grade video processing solution for next-generation TV Head-End is a real-time, multi-channel/format encoder/transcoder for multi-screen delivery of linear channels (TV, mobile and Web) that now includes support for live 4Kp60 HEVC encoding.
  • Kyrion Contribution Network – Demonstrations of new, ultra-low latency, also known as ultra-low delay, useful for full duplex interviews and other live event coverage.

SUPPORTING QUOTE:

Michel Artières, CEO of ATEME, said:

The industry is charging forward, and we are thrilled to play an instrumental role in the development and uptake of UHD HEVC as the new standard around the world. We are focused on delivering the highest-grade and advanced video compression solutions available that our customers have come to expect.

About ATEME:

ATEME is a global leader in advanced video compression solutions for the broadcast industry and a world leading provider of HEVC, 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.

Current product information can be found at http://ateme.com/en/products/

ATEME Press Contacts:

Dorota Bouskela ATEME Corporate Marketing
T: +33 169-358-988
E: press@ateme.com
Kim Dearborn Nadel Phelan, Inc.
T: +1-831-440-2407
E: kim@nadelphelan.com

From 12 to 16 September 2014 / At the RAI Amsterdam convention center / Hall 8 – Booth 8.F12

4EVER project logo4EVER (for Enhanced Video Experience) is a French collaborative project, organized as a consortium of 9 industrial and academic partners working on enhancing video Quality of Experience. For the last 2 years, they have been conducting work on leading-edge technologies paving the way for the introduction of Ultra High Definition on TV services, on both the image format (UHD-TV) and the encoding standard aspects (HEVC).

4EVER partners are now investigating UHD-TV phase 2 and will promote their upcoming results at IBC2014: Better images thanks to better motion, better colors, better contrast!

No less than 4 extremely visual demonstrations will be shown on the 4EVER booth:

  • Better motion: High Frame Rate (HFR) is expected to reduce jerkiness and improve sharpness in case of high motion content. 4EVER will show what current technologies can achieve at 120 frames per second (fps)
  • Better colors: Wide Color Gamut (WCG) is expected to result in more realistic colors. 4EVER will show what benefit is actually possible today;
  • Better contrast: High Dynamic Range (HDR) is expected to provide more natural contrasts when a scene includes areas of high or low brightness. 4EVER will show how this technology can solve specific problems.
  • Better images: Even if UHD-TV phase 1 (3840×2160 pixels) has already been tested and demonstrated several times by 4EVER, IBC2014 will be an opportunity to reveal exceptional images, shot during the World Equestrian Games in Normandy this September 2014!

4EVER‘s studies help to spotlight industrial choices which are decisive for the entire industry concerning UHD-TV and HEVC. 4EVER has been a very early producer of UHD-TV phase 1 (3840×2160 pixels) high quality content. By sharing this content with international research communities (MPEG, EBU…), 4EVER partners actively contribute to the international standardization of tomorrow’s TV. 4EVER partners also performed subjective visual assessments of HEVC video coding standard and of UHD-TV formats. They proved the 50% bitrate reduction on both interlaced and progressive HD-TV content. They also provided public results on visual assessments of UHD-TV format compared to HD-TV format.
At the NAB Show 2014, 4EVER partners showed that UHD-TV phase 1 is ready for both DVB-T2 and OTT services. While one demonstration was focusing on DVB-T2 high quality transmission of UHD-TV contents, another one was howing HEVC bitrate adaptation with DASH used to stream UHD-TV to an HTML5 browser, thus allowing a smooth viewing experience through variations in the network bandwidth.Today 4EVER is another step ahead, showing the visual improvements that TV-services end-users can expect from Ultra HD-TV phase 2 (HFR, WCG and HDR) technologies.

About 4EVER:

Initiated in 2012, the 4EVER consortium (for Enhanced Video ExpeRience) includes nine industrial and academic French partners with the aim of advancing French research about UHD-TV and HEVC. This collaborative project is supported by the French government, two competitiveness clusters, local authorities and the European Regional Development Fund. For more information about the 4EVER project: www.4ever-project.com

From 12 to 16 September 2014 / At the RAI Amsterdam convention center / Hall 8 – Booth 8.F12

4EVER project logo4EVER (for Enhanced Video Experience) is a French collaborative project, organized as a consortium of 9 industrial and academic partners working on enhancing video Quality of Experience. For the last 2 years, they have been conducting work on leading-edge technologies paving the way for the introduction of Ultra High Definition on TV services, on both the image format (UHD-TV) and the encoding standard aspects (HEVC).

4EVER partners are now investigating UHD-TV phase 2 and will promote their upcoming results at IBC2014: Better images thanks to better motion, better colors, better contrast!

No less than 4 extremely visual demonstrations will be shown on the 4EVER booth:

  • Better motion: High Frame Rate (HFR) is expected to reduce jerkiness and improve sharpness in case of high motion content. 4EVER will show what current technologies can achieve at 120 frames per second (fps)
  • Better colors: Wide Color Gamut (WCG) is expected to result in more realistic colors. 4EVER will show what benefit is actually possible today;
  • Better contrast: High Dynamic Range (HDR) is expected to provide more natural contrasts when a scene includes areas of high or low brightness. 4EVER will show how this technology can solve specific problems.
  • Better images: Even if UHD-TV phase 1 (3840×2160 pixels) has already been tested and demonstrated several times by 4EVER, IBC2014 will be an opportunity to reveal exceptional images, shot during the World Equestrian Games in Normandy this September 2014!

4EVER‘s studies help to spotlight industrial choices which are decisive for the entire industry concerning UHD-TV and HEVC. 4EVER has been a very early producer of UHD-TV phase 1 (3840×2160 pixels) high quality content. By sharing this content with international research communities (MPEG, EBU…), 4EVER partners actively contribute to the international standardization of tomorrow’s TV. 4EVER partners also performed subjective visual assessments of HEVC video coding standard and of UHD-TV formats. They proved the 50% bitrate reduction on both interlaced and progressive HD-TV content. They also provided public results on visual assessments of UHD-TV format compared to HD-TV format.
At the NAB Show 2014, 4EVER partners showed that UHD-TV phase 1 is ready for both DVB-T2 and OTT services. While one demonstration was focusing on DVB-T2 high quality transmission of UHD-TV contents, another one was howing HEVC bitrate adaptation with DASH used to stream UHD-TV to an HTML5 browser, thus allowing a smooth viewing experience through variations in the network bandwidth.Today 4EVER is another step ahead, showing the visual improvements that TV-services end-users can expect from Ultra HD-TV phase 2 (HFR, WCG and HDR) technologies.

About 4EVER:

Initiated in 2012, the 4EVER consortium (for Enhanced Video ExpeRience) includes nine industrial and academic French partners with the aim of advancing French research about UHD-TV and HEVC. This collaborative project is supported by the French government, two competitiveness clusters, local authorities and the European Regional Development Fund. For more information about the 4EVER project: www.4ever-project.com

Ultra HD demo at IBC to show live content filmed by Red Bull from its iconic Hangar-7 studio in Salzburg, Austria

Red Bull hangar-7 exterior, Credits Helge KirchbergerParis, Salzburg, 9 September 2014 – Red Bull is giving wings to Ultra HD at this week’s IBC in Amsterdam. Together with partners, Eutelsat, IDC and ATEME, Red Bull is launching the “Wings to 4k” project to display its content on Ultra HD screens located on the Eutelsat and IDC stands at the show.

Red Bull Media House is producing live and pre-produced 4k content at Red Bull’s flagship Hangar-7 studio in Salzburg, Austria. Hangar-7 is a unique building housing the historical Flying Bulls aircraft fleet and Formula 1 race cars. It also offers space for art exhibitions and, together with its Ikarus restaurant, is an events location and a meeting point for art lovers.

Live acts from Hangar-7 will include Red Bull athletes and music. Red Bull producers will film with cameras operating at 50 frames per second, encoded with ATEME’s TITAN Live Ultra HD HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) encoder directly on site at Hangar-7. The content, with BISS encryption, will be broadcast through the EUTELSAT 5 West A satellite and decoded using the IDC Pro Cinema 4K Decoder for display at IBC from September 12 to 15 on the Eutelsat (D.59) and IDC stands (C.29) in Hall 1.

Markus Fritz, Director of Commercial Development & Marketing at Eutelsat , said:

We are delighted to work on this exceptional project with Red Bull and our partners, IDC and ATEME. Red Bull gives us the opportunity to inject fast-moving content into our demonstration platform on EUTELSAT 5 West A and show it to the global broadcast community assembling at IBC. “Wings to 4k” is another important example of HEVC encoding combined with 50 frames per second and how it can contribute to 4k deployment in the broadcasting chain and across the whole industry.

Andreas Gall, CTO of Red Bull Media House, said:

This partnership allows us to show the capabilities of cutting-edge media technology. We look forward to getting our first hands-on experience with live production and distribution of 4k content, and we are proud to continue our course as an innovative media enterprise.

For more about Eutelsat please visit www.eutelsat.com

Press

Vanessa O’Connor Tel: + 33 1 53 98 37 91 voconnor@eutelsat.com

Frédérique Gautier Tel: + 33 1 53 98 37 91 fgautier@eutelsat.com

Marie-Sophie Ecuer Tel: + 33 1 53 98 37 91 mecuer@eutelsat.com

Investors and analysts

Joanna Darlington Tel. : +33 1 53 98 35 30 jdarlington@eutelsat.com

Cédric Pugni Tel. : +33 1 53 98 35 30 cpugni@eutelsat.com

About Red Bull Media House

Red Bull Media House is a multi-platform media company with a focus on sports, culture and lifestyle. As an umbrella brand, Red Bull Media House offers a wide range of premium media products and compelling content across media channels as diverse as TV, mobile, digital, audio and print, with core media offerings that appeal to a global audience. For more information: www.redbullmediahouse.com

About ATEME:

ATEME is a world leading provider of HEVC, 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.

About International Datacasting Corporation:

International Datacasting Corporation (TSX: IDC) is a global technology provider for the world’s premiere broadcasters in radio, television, data and digital cinema. IDC’s products and solutions are in demand for radio and television networks, targeted ad insertion, digital cinema, 3D live events, satellite news gathering, sports contribution, VOD, and IPTV. IDC is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with regional offices in Arnhem, the Netherlands and in San Diego, California. For more information visit: www.datacast.com.

ATEME wins the « export excellence » prize from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) of Essonne.

 

 

For more information follow the link :

http://ateme.com/en/news-events/blog/ATEME-wins-export-excellence-prize-from-the-CCI 

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