2 SAT Europe Uses Kyrion CM5000 to Cover Both European Football Championship Final Games

COLOGNE, Germany – May 20, 2014 (ANGACOM, Kölnmesse, Hall 10.2, Booth #K19) – ATEME, a global leader in advanced video compression solutions for the broadcast industry, announced today that 2 SAT Europe (2 SAT), a provider of professional satellite connections around the world, will utilize Kyrion CM5000 encoders to provide transmission services for the two finals of the European football championships.

News Facts:

  • Netherlands-based 2 SAT has equipped its fleet of satellite uplink vehicles with ATEME’s Kyrion CM5000 encoders, supporting up to 4:2:2 10-bit, the highest quality format available today and the default for premium sports transmissions.
  • 2 SAT vehicles are frequently involved in the coverage of major sporting events including Tour de France, athletics, skating and football.
  • 2 SAT will utilize ATEME’s modular hardware encoding platform to service both European football championship final games, live from Torino, Italy (May 14) and Lisbon, Portugal (May 24).

Supporting Quotes:

Bas Giskes, CEO, 2 SAT, said:

We adopted ATEME’s encoders four years ago and have been very satisfied with their reliability. The picture quality is second to none and allows us to offer our services to the most demanding clients across Europe.

Michel Artières, CEO, ATEME, said:

We are avid sports fans at ATEME. Being involved in these prestigious events through our partner 2 SAT means a lot to our team members. We know that quality images contribute to the emotion that is shared by audiences and we like to think we have modestly contributed to those unique moments.

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.

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