Telecom Argentina chooses ATEME for Copa América contribution feeds

The service operator upgrades its network with the latest compression technology

Miami, October 3rd, 2011. ATEME announced today that its Kyrion contribution solution was chosen by Telecom Argentina to bring the premium soccer event held in July in Argentina to millions of viewers in America and Europe. The service operator deployed CM4101 encoders and DR8400 decoders supporting MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 up to 4:2:2 10-bit compression, and HD resolution up to 1080p60.

“We wanted to offer our Clients – Broadcasters, Satcasters and other holders of a license for distribution to consumers – the best possible picture quality, while investing in future proof technology” explained Alfredo Musitani, Product Manager, Video Broadcasting and Special Services at Telecom Argentina. “Throughout the field trials, ATEME and their local integrator LADE Profesional provided great support to our operations team.”

Raul Rivera, Director of Sales for Latin America, at ATEME commented “This is the first time high definition MPEG-4 4:2:2 10-bit technology is embraced in the region for premium sports content transmission; for sure more projects will follow. We were very happy to team with Telecom Argentina and LADE Professional for this milestone deployment.”

About Telecom Argentina

Telecom Argentina, one of the leading telecommunications groups in Argentina. Its Wholesale Unit offers Managed Video Services to broadcasters, satcasters or other right holders owners of license for distribution to end consumer services. It offers its own Fiber Video Network for compressed and uncompressed video services from main sports and cultural venues, connected with fiber optics, directly to the main Media Operators in the country, in other neighbor countries, in the US and to the rest of the world.

About ATEME

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, ISDBT and DVB digital television, multi-screen IPTV, OTT and VOD applications.

About LADE PROFESIONAL

Lade Profesional is a reseller and systems integrator of broadcast and telecommunications vendors such ATEME. LADE has 35 years of experience in digital video and provides technical support and training covering all of the video digital ecosystem solutions. LADE has business presence in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay.

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