PACSAT, a US based remote broadcast service provider, has announced today the deployment of ATEME Universal H.264/MPEG-2 video decoding codec solutions. The DR8400 Decoder for satellite and IP networks is the cutting edge contribution solution bringing the highest video quality to PACSAT customers with 10-bit accuracy along with low latency.

“Our clients rely on our knowledge and expertise. That is why PACSAT is hired for major US sporting events including primary transmission of the 2010 Super Bowl for CBS Sports”, said Marcia Calvin, Vice President of Operations.

PACSAT’s Chief Engineer, Eddie Maalouf, researches the latest trends in satellite technology, commented, “We use ATEME’s H.264 (MPEG-4) video decoders because they offer 10 bit video encoding/decoding and are competitively priced. The higher video resolution yield and cost to value comparison provides us with an edge over our competition.”

“The ability to encode using 4:2:2 10-bit in H.264 is now the ‘must have’ standard for contribution. This technology provides for the delivery of high value sports & events in HD, with the absolute best quality combined with a reduced satellite bandwidth”, said Howard Barouxis, VP & GM Americas at ATEME. “We are proud to be providing these cutting edge solutions to PACSAT and its customers”.


PACSAT is a full service video and audio production, post production and satellite transmissions company providing services nationally and internationally from its headquarters in Sacramento, California. A California corporation, PACSAT provides services in the West, Midwest, Southwestern and Southeastern United States for major news, sports, entertainment, advertising, corporate and government clients.


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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