ATEME Powers AB Groupe’s First Native 4K Channel

ATEME Powers AB Groupe’s First Native 4K Channel

ATEME announced today that AB Groupe, France’s first independent broadcaster and one of the largest producers in the country with 16 television channels,  selected ATEME’s TITAN Live to broadcast its first native 4K-UHD premium channel. The channel, called Ultra Nature, has been available in France since May 19th and is dedicated to wildlife, discovery, travel and extreme sport.

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TITAN Live is a high video quality, high density pure-software encoding solution designed for cable, DTH, and OTT. It can run on any commercial off-the-shelf server, in any environment, providing reduced time to market and lower operating costs. ATEME’s “building block” approach provides even more flexibility as software modules can be combined as needed for any input/output, any CODEC, any resolution, from the most basic encoder to the much more complex video headend. 

Lionel Berthelot, CTO at AB Groupe, said: “We were really impressed with the collaboration and quality expertise of ATEME. Their skills matched our ambitions for Ultra Nature, our new 100% native 4K channel, which made a remarkable entrance into the high-tech world.”

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Christophe Deffontaines, director of sales EMEA at ATEME said: “We are delighted to support the AB Groupe in their development strategy by providing them with our solutions and our expertise. The new channel expands our portfolio of 4K references, and demonstrates the technological excellence of our solutions and our ability to quickly deploy high quality TV channels.”

About AB Groupe: AB Groupe is a major player in the French audiovisual landscape; it was the first independent broadcaster, and has 16 television channels. It is also one of the largest producers of documentaries and television series, and has one of the top audiovisual content catalogues distributed both in France and internationally.

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About ATEME: ATEME (PARIS: ATEME), Transforming Video Delivery. ATEME est un leader mondial dans les technologies de compression vidéo MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 et HEVC/H.265 à destination des professionnels de la diffusion par satellite, fibre, de la distribution vidéo grand public, en direct et à la demande, sur réseaux propriétaires ou OTT.

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