Ukraine Service Provider to the Broadcast Industry Upgrades News Vehicles with ATEME’s Future-Proof Technology

PARIS – January 21, 2015 – When Engineer Service migrated to HD in 2014, the company decided to select equipment that would allow it to service the widest possible customer base. ATEME announced today that Engineer Service has chosen its Kyrion line of contribution encoders and decoders, which has been certified by the European Broadcast Union (EBU) and deployed broadly around the world.
Kyrion encoders enable the global delivery of high-quality SD, HD and UHD sports and news broadcasting, regardless of location.

Key facts:

  • Empowering major news and sports coverage – Based in Kiev, Ukraine, Engineer Service operates and rents a fleet of outside broadcast vans and Satellite News-Gathering (SNG) vehicles that regularly cross country borders. Since upgrading its fleet, the company has covered more than 15 major news and sporting events, including the Ukraine presidential and parliamentary elections and all Ukraine-based soccer games of the UEFA Champions League and Europa League.
  • High-performance solution ¬– The Kyrion CM5000 modular encoder is ATEME’s high-performance contribution and distribution encoder, offering interoperability, reliability and low delay. The Kyrion CM5000 supports up to 4:2:2 10-bit, the highest quality format available today and the default for premium sports transmissions.
  • Internationally compliant – Many of Engineer Service’s international customers are EBU member broadcasters. Key decision factors for selecting Kyrion encoders, therefore, included the fact that ATEME’s products are EBU compliant—critical for this market—and aligned with international requirements. In fact, ATEME is EBU’s encoder manufacturer of choice.

Peter Metalnikov, project manager, Engineer Service, said:

We serve a diverse international clientele who rely on us to provide reliable solutions for their broadcasting needs. ATEME’s encoders enable us to meet those expectations – and even exceed them. SNG operators love the fact that the noise level of the equipment is very low, much lower than our previous solution. Being able to offer leading-edge encoding gives us a competitive advantage.”

About ATEME:

ATEME is a world leading provider of HEVC, 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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