Perform Group deploys ATEME Kyrion encoders for IP Contribution

Amsterdam, IBC 2010 – Hall 1. Booth D70 – Perform Group, a digital media specialist in the sports and entertainment sector, has selected ATEME, an H.264 video compression solution provider, to deploy a set of Kyrion HD & SD encoders and professional decoders for a new IP contribution.

ATEME’s Kyrion video encoders are designed for a wide variety of live broadcast and contribution applications including production dailies, sports and news gathering, as well as, primary distribution. Based on ATEME’s industry leading bandwidth efficient H.264 compliant codec, Kyrion encoders can deliver high quality standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD) video streams for broadcast contribution over IP networks at low bit rates.

Perform Group produces and delivers video content across all platforms on behalf of rights holders and media owners enabling them to place, manage and monetise their content across mobile, broadband and TV. The Perform Group contribution service is using ATEME’s Kyrion video encoders, AM2101 HD and AS2204 SD, to manage live contribution via a 100 Mbps leased line.

“We are very honoured to be playing a key part in the Perform Group contribution network solution which matches outstanding technical requirements in terms of latency, bit rate efficiency & scalability” said Xavier Levasseur, ATEME Sales Manager for EMEA, “Our Kyrion encoders will enable delivery of high quality content with an ultra efficiency mode for low bit rate encoding.”

“ATEME’s H264 video processing and excellent codec efficiency has introduced cost effective contribution delivery, with very low latency and utilises extremely low bandwidth.” says Mr. Dara McDonnell, Head of Broadcast Logistics at Perform. “With this platform, we have invested in a future proof solution to enhance our offering to our customers and increase our global penetration”

About Perform Group

Perform is a world leader in monetising sport and entertainment rights in digital media. They have been consistent and renowned innovators since 2000, and a major driving force in the commercialisation of sport and entertainment rights on TV, on mobile and online.

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.

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