Globo and Ateme provide immersive audio for live over-the-air commercial coverage of several events, including the World Cup in Qatar this year

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Paris, France, 13 December 2022 – Globo, the Brazilian mediatech company, is pushing the boundaries of audio distribution for over-the-air broadcasting in Brazil as the country moves toward TV 3.0, the country’s next-generation Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) system. Ateme’s KYRION encoder platform is playing a key role in this push by providing low-latency immersive audio codecs. Furthermore, Ateme is also providing enabling technologies behind the immersive sound experience that Globo is currently delivering to viewers during all matches in the World Cup in Qatar, held from November 20 to December 18, 2022.

The improved audio experiences are available to viewers over the commercial free-to-air television in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Globo’s Recife market, based on Dolby ATMOS and MPEG-H formats which are presented in the current TV 2.5 Brazilian standards. These DTT standards help to influence the hardware market to develop televisions, set-top boxes, and accessories to support those advanced features.

Ateme’s technology-agnostic, low-latency video and immersive-audio codec enables immersive-audio experiences in the TV 2.5 expanded live channel, as well as providing a clear path for the transition to TV 3.0.

Uirá Moreno, TV Globo, said, “The World Cup is a tremendous opportunity for us to take a significant step to improve user experience with the current TV standard and to look forward to the next generation soon. We welcome the support of trusted partners like Ateme whose expertise and dedication will enable us to complete this crucial step for TV 2.5 production.”

Julien Mandel, Solution Marketing Senior Director, Contribution & Distribution Segment at Ateme, said, “TV Globo is a major player in the Brazilian broadcast sector. As such, its forward-thinking and proactive approach is crucial to the successful implementation of TV 2.5. Ateme is proud to be part of TV Globo’s live production project to affirm the possibilities for next-gen audio for TV 2.5 over-the-air broadcasting.”

About Ateme

Ateme is a global leader of video compression and delivery solutions, helping tier-one content providers, service providers and streaming platforms boost their viewers’ engagement and reduce churn.
Leveraging an R&D task force that is unique in the video industry, Ateme’s solutions power sustainable TV services, improve end-users’ quality of experience, optimize the total cost of ownership of TV/VOD services, and generate new revenue streams based on personalization and ad insertion. Beyond offering technological agility, Ateme partners with its customers, offering flexible business models that match their financial priorities.

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