Upgrades Satellite Vehicles with Reliable, Future-Proof Encoding Technology

PARIS – July 16, 2013 – ATEME, a global leader in advanced video compression solutions for the broadcast industry, today announced thatUniversal Satellite Communications (UniSat), a Los Angeles based, fully integrated supplier of television logistics, production and transmission services, has selected ATEME’s award-winning CM5000 encoders to upgrade its Satellite News Gathering (SNG) vehicles with the latest in encoding technology, including MPEG-4 4:2:2 10-bit features.

Key News Facts:

• UniSat, an independent digital satellite services operator in California, is known for producing mission critical events and broadcasts for a vast range of media clients.
• This is the first ATEME customer to adopt a configuration with a built-in Intermediate Frequency (IF) modulator, allowing SNG operators to upgrade existing legacy uplink equipment while saving precious rack space in SNG vehicles.
• UniSat has deployed six high-end CM5000 encoders in its SNG fleet, providing its customers with the latest encoder technology designed to support MPEG-4 4:2:2 10-bit encoding and that also includes a built-in IF satellite modulator.
• Since installing the new encoders six months ago, UniSat has covered many high- profile events, including soccer competitions, news remotes of major national networks, Hollywood red carpet broadcasts and government special events.

Supporting Quotes:
George Edwardz, executive vice president, Universal Satellite Communications said:

“ATEME’s encoders offer an unprecedented degree of compatibility and interoperability with the installed base of SD and HD receivers. As a result our clients have found it incredibly easy to adopt this new technology, which has turned into a competitive advantage for UniSat. Reliability is another reason why we chose ATEME, and after more than six months of intense field operation I can confirm we are very happy with our decision.”

Mike Antonovich, SVP and GM, Americas for ATEME, said:

“We are pleased that UniSat has chosen to upgrade its SNG fleet with the latest in encoding equipment from ATEME. Our products are reliable, future proof and deliver video quality that is second to none, giving our clients greater confidence to meet the day-in, day-out challenges of satellite newsgathering and remote productions.”

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 www.ateme.com.

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