ATEME’s Kyrion Encoders and Decoders Now Available with DS3 Interfaces Engineered By COWEAVER for Use in Broadcast Contribution Over Fixed Networks

PARIS and SEOUL – April 23, 2013 – ATEME, a global leader in advanced video compression solutions for the broadcast industry, announced today a partnership withCOWEAVER to add DS3 support to its latestKyrion CM5000 andDR5000 models. COWEAVER is the leading provider of optical transmission systems in Korea, a market that is notorious for its dense fiber network. By combining ATEME’s best of breed codecs and COWEAVER’s vast experience in optical fiber networks infrastructure, the partnership provides telecom operators and broadcasters in Korea, and around the world, a proven high-quality solution to carry premium sports and news content over existing DS3 circuits.


•COWEAVER and ATEME have integrated DS3 interfaces in ATEME’s latest MPEG-2/MPEG-4 video codec models.
•The CM5000 encoder is now available with a DS3 output, and the DR5000 integrated receiver decoder is available with a DS3 input.
•The solution supports SD and HD with very low end-to-end latency and can be used seamlessly with all brands of DS3 circuitry.
•ATEME’s DR5000 decodes DS3 feeds from any encoder.
•DS3 feeds encoded with CM5000 can be decoded with any legacy receiver.
•The Kyrion DS3 capable models are co-branded by ATEME and COWEAVER and are now available from either company for purchase.


Inhwan Hwang, COWEAVER, CEO, said:

“The primary objective of this partnership is to serve our existing telecom clients, who need a simple, low-risk solution to transport video at the highest level of quality over existing PDH circuits. ATEME has the best video compression technology, especially for sports content, so together we have a very compelling value proposition for carriers who are serious about their video business.”

Michel Artières, ATEME, president & CEO, said:

“Korea is a very important market for ATEME, where our compression technology was first recognized in 2006 by a new media pioneer named Celrun TV. Today it is a very dynamic market; one that is always ready for the latest innovations that span our entire product portfolio. Our local office has become our operations center for Asia Pacific, and this partnership with COWEAVER will further expand our ability to meet customer and market demands. COWEAVER owes its incredible growth and success over the past few years to the reliability of its products and the outstanding support of its key clients. We are thrilled to join forces with such a remarkable partner.”

COWEAVER is a leading provider of optical transmission systems such as WDM, MSPP and Carrier Ethernet in Korea. COWEAVER systems are used for transmission of ethernet, voice, PDH, SDH signal, are used in backbone network and access network. More information is available at

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

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