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Barry Flynn, is a Contributing Editor for Videonet, Winchester-based technology analyst specialising in digital media and particularly TV. In his article, “Ateme Squeezes More From MPEG-2, Targeting US ATSC Capacity Crunch” Flynn is describing Ateme’s new high-efficiency MPEG-2 codec, HE-MPEG2 developed for US broadcasters facing reduced capacity after the FCC’s broadcast incentive auctions.  (more…)

SmashthecodeAt ATEME we are always looking for great talent to join our tech team. For this reason, we are proud to sponsor the next CodinGame coding competition “Smash the Code”. (more…)

Las Vegas, APRIL 21, 2016, NAB SHOW – The 4EVER-2 French consortium received the 2016 NAB Technology Innovation Award for its UHD-TV HDR and HFR innovative work. (more…)

PARIS, MIAMI, SINGAPORE, APRIL 19, 2016, NAB SHOW, BOOTH SU4402

ATEME announced today that it is extending its HDR support by integrating Technicolor’s enhanced HDR distribution technology into its TITAN solutions. (more…)

Dolby Vision Dramatic ImagingPARIS, MIAMI, SINGAPORE, APRIL 18, 2016 – ATEME announced today that it will extend its HDR support with the addition of Dolby’s HDR technology, Dolby Vision™, into its TITAN solution, a video transcoding software for live and file applications. With content from every major studio, support from leading organizations such as the Blu-ray Disc™ Association, DVB, MPEG and UltraViolet™/DECE, as well as wide adoption by leading SoC and TV manufacturers, consumers can now experience the best Hollywood content in both the cinema and home with Dolby Vision. Building on industry standard SMPTE ST 2084 (PQ) and the BT.2020 color space, the addition of Dolby Vision’s ST 2094 dynamic metadata produces the industry’s ultimate HDR format. Encoded by TITAN in HEVC Main 10, the full Dolby Vision signal is compressed for distribution as a single layer non-backwards compatible stream, or a dual layer stream for uncompromised backward compatibility supporting today’s standard rec.709 TVs as well as the latest Dolby Vision and HDR-10 TVs. These stream configurations can then be selected for a variety of packaging formats to enable optical media (Blu-ray), OTT, terrestrial, cable, satellite, or IPTV deliveries. The integration of Dolby Vision into the TITAN solution will allow content providers, distributors and service providers to apply Dolby Vision technology without adding an additional step in their already complex workflows.

“ATEME’s premium quality and encoding efficiency will help enable the roll-out of even more Dolby Vision enabled content for the home,” said Roland Vlaicu, Dolby Vision VP. “With its dramatic imaging and artistic accuracy, Dolby Vision, delivered with ATEME’s incredibly low bitrates, can transform the consumer experience with value everyone can see.” Michel Artières, CEO of ATEME said: “ATEME TITAN with HDR support has already been largely approved, adopted and deployed by various tier 1 broadcasters and service providers all around the world. Natively bundling Dolby Vision with ATEME TITAN will allow more operational flexibility and greatly simplify powerful premium HDR workflows.”

 

About ATEME:

ATEME (PARIS: ATEME) is a global leader in HEVC, H.264, MPEG-2 video compression solutions that is transforming video delivery for broadcast, cable, DTH, IPTV and OTT. More information is available at www.ateme.com. Follow us on Twitter: @ateme_tweets and LinkedIn

ATEME Press Contact:

Dorota Bouskela

ATEME Corporate Marketing

T: +33 169-358-988 E: press@ateme.com

 

intel_web-60200PARIS, MIAMI, SINGAPORE, APRIL 18, 2016, NAB SHOW, BOOTH SU4402 – ATEME today announced the availability of its new high video quality and high density transcoding solution based on the Intel® Visual Compute Accelerator (Intel® VCA) card, first demonstrated at Mobile World Congress in February. This new solution brings together the power of ATEME’s TITAN Live video compression platform with the integrated CPU and graphics processing capabilities of the Intel® VCA — enabling ATEME to increase channel density by more than 10X over platforms without Intel graphics capabilities, while maintaining high video quality. The result is a significant reduction in total-cost-of-ownership (TCO) per transcode channel.

Based on the ATEME fifth generation STREAM© compression engine, this future-proof solution utilizes the full capabilities of Intel’s technology with support for H.264 (AVC) and H.265 (HEVC), supporting resolutions up to 4K-UHD.

 

“This solution redefines the broadcast industry density standard. It is a complete live and file video headend in a box, offering significant OPEX and CAPEX savings,” said Michel Artières, CEO at ATEME. “In addition to headend in a box and faster than real time on-premises cloud file processing, we see our customers using this solution for new applications, such as just-in-time-transcoding (JITT) and edge transcoding.”

 

Al Diaz, vice president of Intel’s Data Center Group and general manager of the Product Collaboration and Systems Division, said: “The Intel® Visual Compute Accelerator enables customers to combine the graphics processing power of the Intel® Xeon® processor E3 family with Intel® Xeon® processor E5 family-based servers for high-performance, scalable video transcoding solutions. Utilizing this with ATEME’s platform enables high-quality, high-density media transcode solutions, while reducing both CAPEX and OPEX.”

 

Intel is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

 

About ATEME:

ATEME (PARIS: ATEME) is a global leader in HEVC, H.264, MPEG-2 video compression solutions that is transforming video delivery for broadcast, cable, DTH, IPTV and OTT. More information is available at www.ateme.com. Follow us on Twitter: @ateme_tweets and LinkedIn.

 

ATEME Press Contact:

Dorota Bouskela

ATEME Corporate Marketing

T: +33 169-358-988 E: press@ateme.com

 

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 15, 2016 – ATEME, the leading provider of compression solutions for broadcasters and service operators, is introducing today at NAB innovative AVC-I MXF record capabilities in its TITAN transcoder for ingest in Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC, a key component of Adobe Creative Cloud®. TITAN convergent video transcoding and recording capabilities allow users to distribute live content while also recording the mezzanine feeds as MXF for up to 24h growing file ingest. ATEME can deliver a high-quality, cost-effective, end-to-end solution that goes from premium content contribution with Kyrion encoder/decoder to record and transcode with TITAN software, including real-time editing in Adobe Premiere Pro CC archiving and distribution workflows.

TITAN is a multi-codec/format video transcoding software for On-net/OTT Live/VOD distributions, as well as Mezzanine, Post-Production, Playout and Archive applications. As pure-software transcoder, TITAN is easy to install, configure and integrate into any existing workflow, including Conditional Access, Digital Rights Management, Digital Ad Insertion and Forensic Watermarking tools. With the new Adobe Premiere Pro CC ingest capability, broadcasters and video content creators can now capture and edit Live media within minutes and deliver professional results with brilliant color for film, TV and web.

“Integrating Adobe Premiere Pro CC with ATEME workflows increases our value proposition for post-production facilities and broadcasters,” said Yossi Aloni, CMO at ATEME. “Our customers can now select ATEME turnkey solutions for a wide spectrum of production scenarios.”“Connected workflows are a key tenet of Adobe creative tools,” said Sue Skidmore, head of partner relations, professional video at Adobe. “With the growing demands on modern video production, efficiency and integration have become an imperative. The new TITAN capabilities for direct ingest in Adobe Premiere Pro CC provide direct access to the ATEME convergent video recording and transcoding toolset.”

 

Visitors to NAB 2016 can see TITAN, including the new integration with Adobe Premiere Pro at SU4402 from April 18 through 21. The TITAN is readily available from ATEME.

About Adobe at NAB:

At NAB 2016, Adobe is previewing updates for its Creative Cloud video and audio tools – including Adobe Premiere Pro CCAfter Effects® CC, Adobe Audition® CC, Adobe Media Encoder CC and Prelude® CC – and showing Adobe AnywhereAdobe Stock and Adobe Primetime. Over the past year, Adobe added hundreds of features, including comprehensive native format support for UltraHD editing, continued color advancements and support for HDR workflows, more than 100,000 4K video assets to Adobe Stock available directly in Adobe Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC, and popular new features like Remix for Audition CC. See Adobe at NAB in Booth SL3910, and don’t miss the Creative Master Series panel with the post-production team from 20th Century FOX’s Deadpool on 4/19, 4:15-5 p.m., Room S220.

About ATEME:

ATEME (PARIS: ATEME) is a global leader in HEVC, H.264, MPEG-2 video compression solutions that is transforming video delivery for broadcast, cable, DTH, IPTV and OTT. More information is available at www.ateme.com. Follow us on Twitter: @ateme_tweets and LinkedIn

ATEME Press Contact:

Dorota Bouskela

ATEME Corporate Marketing

T: +33 169-358-988    E: press@ateme.com

 

 

4ever_logo_30x30From 18 to 21 April 2016 / At the Las Vegas Convention Center / South Upper Hall – NAB Labs Futures Park – Booth SU17010

Sponsored by the French government, the 4EVER-2 project (For Enhanced Video ExpeRience) strives to improve the Video Quality of Experience thanks to Ultra High Definition television (UHD-TV) phase 2 technologies. Two demonstrations that assess this new format will be presented at the 4EVER-2 booth in the NAB Labs Futures Park (SU17010).

Combined at the same booth: HDR on ATSC3.0 and HFR real-time end-to-end

Demonstration 1 combines two new technologies that enable the best quality of UHD-TV in the home: High Dynamic Range (HDR), that improves immersion with finer details and better contrast, and the brand new standard ATSC3.0, that optimizes the available terrestrial bandwidth.

Demonstration 2 focuses on High Frame Rate (HFR) technology, for the first time ever on a real-time end-to-end chain over IPTV. Here, you will see how HFR significantly improves the visual quality of high-motion pictures – especially for sport content – with hardly any impact on the required bitrate.

Following their success in the former 4EVER project (June 2012 – June 2015) that proved UHD-TV technologies and the HEVC standard to be the technologies allowing an improvement to video quality perception, the 4EVER-2 partners have been working since June 2015 on UHD-TV phase 2 technologies for TV content. The main objective of 4EVER-2 is to identify, experiment with and evaluate technologies that enhance the live production and transmission of TV signals, with a significant improvement in Quality of Experience in comparison with standard services, and with a controlled impact on the end-to-end technical chain.

Between June 2015 and May 2017, the nine 4EVER-2 partners (Orange, AMPVisualTV, ATEME, France Televisions, Globecast, Highlands Technologies Solutions, INSA, TeamCast, and Telecom ParisTech) will collaborate with major industrial manufacturers to evaluate their technologies and demonstrate live operations on premium sports and cultural events. They also intend to continue contributing to standardization bodies and international forums working on Ultra High Definition, as well as to share their visual assessment results and live trial results with these communities.

 

About 4EVER-2 (for Enhanced Video ExpeRience)

Initiated in June 2015 as a direct extension to the former 4EVER collaborative project, the 4EVER-2 consortium includes nine industrial and academic French partners with the aim of advancing French research about UHD-TV technologies, experimentations, evaluations and standardization. This collaborative project is supported by the French Ministry of Industry, and Paris and Brittany local authorities. For more information about the 4EVER-2 project: www.4ever2.com

PARIS, MIAMI, SINGAPORE, APRIL 12, 2016 – ATEME announced today that FRANSAT, the satellite TV bouquet of Eutelsat in France, broadcast the Vienna Opera ballet “Le Corsaire” live in Ultra High Definition (UHD) on April 2, in partnership with Arte channel.

 

UHD HDR WCG Live End-to-End Solution

 

The show was available in France, as well as the rest of Europe, Mediterranean region and Middle East through the satellite HOT BIRD. In parallel the satellite signal was transcoded by IRT using TITAN to power a fine-tuned UHD DASH OTT real-time delivery on Arte’s HbbTV portal for smart TVs. DASH packetization was supported by an Anevia NEA LIVE Advanced Origin server that directly fed the Akamai content delivery network (CDN) worldwide.

Thanks to its TITAN solution, ATEME played a major role in this technological first, encoding the content in UHD 50fps 10bits using HEVC codec. TITAN is a virtualized software-based encoder-transcoder, designed for cable, DTH, and OTT. It supports HEVC, H.264 and MPEG-2 codecs, with resolutions from mobile devices to 4K-UHD. TITAN is a high density solution that delivers the highest video quality at minimum bitrates. With its powerful user interface, management system and extensive set of APIs, TITAN can easily integrate with any ecosystem, reducing time-to-market and OPEX.

 

“IRT is always looking for innovative partners,” said Dr.-Ing. Rainer Schaefer, general manager, media services and platforms, IRT. “Using pure software solutions running on COTS hardware — whilst also achieving excellent picture quality — provides the flexibility and cost-effectiveness we need. On top of that, TITAN is a future-proof solution, with a path to 4K-UHD HEVC, HDR and BT.2020 color space, demonstrating its ability to evolve to suit future UHD formats.”

Emmanuel Boureau, VP sales at ATEME said: “ATEME is gaining momentum in UHD, as more and more tier 1 broadcasters and service providers deploy our TITAN solution all around the world. This new reference for ATEME demonstrates the company’s technological leadership in its field.”

 

 

About ATEME:

ATEME (PARIS: ATEME), Transforming Video Delivery. ATEME is a global leader in HEVC, H264, MPEG2 video compression solutions for broadcast, cable, DTH, IPTV and OTT. More information is available at www.ateme.com. Follow us on Twitter:@ateme_tweets and LinkedIn.

 

ATEME Press Contact:

Dorota Bouskela

ATEME Corporate Marketing

T: +33 169-358-988    E: press@ateme.com

 

 

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PARIS, MIAMI, SINGAPORE, APRIL 11, 2016 – ATEME announced today that the TITAN File video transcoder now supports Apple ProRes decode and encode in all profiles, including Apple ProRes 4444 XQ. TITAN File is also capable of generating QuickTime MOV files for encapsulation. This feature can be implemented in a wide variety of workflows like editing, archive, or mezzanine delivery, for example – including the most demanding ones involving high dynamic range (HDR). TITAN File is a multi-codec/format video transcoding software for mezzanine, STB and ABR VOD, post-production, playout and archive applications. It is a truly virtualized software-based solution, hardware agnostic, delivering high video quality at high density.

“Supporting all profiles of ProRes in TITAN File is a significant milestone for ATEME”, said Rémi Beaudouin, VP of Marketing at ATEME. “This perfectly positions the product to support existing transcoding workflows, as well as emerging ones, like those including HDR.”

 

Apple ProRes is a trademark of Apple Inc.

About ATEME:

ATEME (PARIS: ATEME), Transforming Video Delivery. ATEME is a global leader in HEVC, H264, MPEG2 video compression solutions for broadcast, cable, DTH, IPTV and OTT. More information is available at www.ateme.com. Follow us on Twitter:@ateme_tweets and LinkedIn.

ATEME Press Contact:

Dorota Bouskela

ATEME Corporate Marketing

T: +33 169-358-988    E: press@ateme.com