ATEME provides 4K-UHD HEVC encoding for major European football tournament

ATEME provides 4K-UHD HEVC encoding for major European football tournament

ATEME announced today that TF1 and M6, private national French television stations, selected ATEME to encode in 4K-UHD HEVC (H.265) eight of the football matches of a major European tournament taking place  later in the month. ATEME provided a complete video headend, which includes its encoder TITAN Live 4K, as well as all necessary resources that are required for a high-quality and fully secured service. The 4K-encoded matches will be available for Orange fibre customers via the New Livebox on any compatible TV.

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The live video is encoded in Ultra High Definition (UHD) at 50 frames per second. The HEVC-utilised codec reduces bandwidth by 30% to 50%, compared to MPEG-4, the previous generation codec, thereby improving image quality and reducing the cost of UHD live broadcasting.

TITAN is a virtualised software-based encoder-transcoder, designed for cable, DTH, and OTT. It supports HEVC, H.264 and MPEG-2 codecs, with resolutions from mobile devices to 4K-UHD. It is a high-density solution that delivers the highest video quality at minimum bitrates. TITAN Live is a complete distribution solution: encoder, transcoder, multiplexer, statmux, packager and origin. With its powerful user interface, management system and extensive set of APIs, TITAN can easily integrate with any ecosystem, reducing time-to-market and OPEX.

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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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