GlobeCast, a leading content management and delivery company, has chosen ATEME, a leader in H.264 video compression products, to equip its digital satellite newsgathering (DSNG) operations with an innovative 4:2:2 10-bit contribution solution. This solution will make GlobeCast the first broadcast service provider in Europe to offer a H.264 4:2:2 10-bit solution for DSNG services.
“Our unique technology is now able to offer the highest H.264 profile for contribution and we are very pleased to have GlobeCast as our first customer in Europe” said Claude Stoffel, Sales Director for EMEA. “By choosing ATEME, GlobeCast has acquired a state of the art platform able to serve all customer needs, able to support 1080p/50 and which will be easily upgradable in the future.”
ATEME’s CM4101 contribution encoder and DR8400 universal decoder provide unmatched video quality in terms of bandwidth efficiency using their innovative H.264 4:2:2 10-bit technology. The ATEME solution enables service providers to fulfill all satellite transmission requirements from MPEG2 SD to H.264 4:2:0 8-bit to 4:2:2 10-bit. They allow HD services to be deployed in DSNG applications while ensuring the best visual quality thanks to optimized bandwidth utilization.
“The 4:2:2 10-bit is the next-generation standard for contribution via satellite. This solution facilitates delivery of sport & events in HD, assuming the best quality with a reduced satellite bandwidth.” said Jean Christophe Vincent, marketing manager for OU services at GlobeCast France.
GlobeCast : a subsidiary of France Telecom, is a leading global provider of content management and worldwide transmission services for professional broadcast delivery. The company operates a secure global satellite and fiber network to manage and transport 10 million hours of video and other rich media each year. Top-tier broadcasters and content providers of all sizes turn to GlobeCast for ingest, aggregation, transmission and repurposing of content for delivery to direct-to-home satellite platforms; cable, IPTV, mobile and broadband head-ends, as well as corporate and digital signage networks. GlobeCast’s fleet of SNG trucks deploys globally to support coverage of the biggest news and sporting events each year in SD and HDTV formats. Borders are non-existent when it comes to GlobeCast’s services, thanks to the company’s 12 teleports and technical operations centres as well as its 17 offices in Europe, North and Latin America, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Australia.
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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