ATEME SA (Bievres, France), an acknowledged leader in MPEG-4 video compression solutions, today announced that BT Vision® has approved ATEME’s second generation H.264 file encoding solution, Kyrion File Encoder 2.0, for its Video on Demand service.

Kyrion File Encoder 2.0 improves upon ATEME’s renowned video encoding solution, allowing BT Vision to significantly improve visual quality without using additional bandwidth.

“We consider the availability of ATEME’s second generation H.264 file encoding solution as an important milestone on our video quality improvement roadmap”, said Peter Elmer, Broadband Video Services Development Manager at BT Vision.

“We are very pleased that BT Vision has approved our latest solution for its file based workflow,” said Remi Beaudouin, Product Marketing Manager for On Demand Solutions at ATEME,” We are continually improving our Kyrion File Encoder to meet the high standards of video quality expected by BT Vision and their viewers.”

ATEME and Kyrion® are trademarks of ATEME SA. All other trademarks and registered trademarks previously cited are the property of their respective owner(s) and are hereby acknowledged.

About BT

BT is one of the world leading providers of communications solutions and services operating in 170 countries. Its principal activities include networked IT services; local, national and international telecommunications services; higher-value broadband and internet products and services and converged fixed/mobile products and services. BT consists principally of four lines of business: BT Global Services, Openreach, BT Retail and BT Wholesale. In the year ended 31 March 2007, BT Group revenue was £20,223 million with profit before taxation of £2,484 million.

British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.


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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