KIT digital integrates state of the art SNG compression for Via Storia

Amsterdam, September 9th, 2011. Megahertz, now rebranded and part of KIT digital, Inc. (NASDAQ: KITD), a premium software solutions and services provider for multi-screen video management and delivery, and ATEME announced today at IBC2011 that the next outside broadcast vehicle designed by the UK-based systems integrator for Via Storia will include the latest encoding innovations for SNG operations.

ATEME will supply Kyrion CM4101 encoders and DR8400 decoders for the project, enabling MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 transmissions with up to 4:2:2 10-bit coding precision and up to 1080p50 or 60 resolution and frame rate.

“We need our vehicles to cover all the scenarios required by our diversified European customer base” explained Mr. Jean-Luc Antoine, Technical Director at Via Storia. “ATEME encoders are favored by many broadcasters for their picture quality, robustness and broad interoperability with legacy equipment – a natural choice for this project” added Mr. Antoine.

Steve Burgess, Technical Director, EMEA, KIT digital, Inc. commented “Compression is just one of several innovations we are building into this SNG vehicle. At KIT digital we pride in designing future proof systems, and in supporting the broad requirements of service providers such as Via Storia to ensure their long term commercial success.”

About Via Storia

Founded in 1978, Via Storia is a TV production service provider based in Strasbourg, with offices in Paris and Lyon. Via Storia operates a fleet of four Outside Broadcast Vehicles, and offers broadcasters satellite news gathering expertise and facilities in France and Western Europe.

About KIT digital’s Broadcast Systems Integration Services

PNGKIT digital’s premier independent broadcasting systems integration experience covers every aspect of systems implementation from engineering planning, project management, design, product evaluation, commissioning, training, support and IT services. KIT digital has completed turnkey projects for some of the world’s leading broadcasters, telecommunication and digital media companies. It has constructed sophisticated fixed HD broadcast facilities as well as “best of breed” Outside Broadcast Vehicles. For more information visit www.kitd.com/services/bsi or IBC stand 11.F20.

About ATEME

ATEME is a world leading provider of 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. For more information visit www.ateme.com or IBC stand 1.F70.

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