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Eurovision and Telecom Argentina Select ATEME’s Kyrion Encoder for 10-bit Contribution

ATEME’s Kyrion encoder for the Eurovision Network and Telecom Argentina

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.

Eurovision selects ATEME’s Kyrion encoder for 10-bit contribution

ATEME's Kyrion CM4101 encoder was selected by the Eurovision for MPEG-4 10-bit video transmissions by satellite. This selection – the result of extensive tests conducted by the European Broadcasting Union technical department since 2010 – crowns the maturity of MPEG-4 4:2:2 10-bit compression just two years after its market introduction by ATEME in 2009.

“We were impressed by the quality of the product,” said Paolo Pusterla, Head of Procurement & Network Partnerships at EBU Network & News. “ATEME’s Kyrion encoder meets our future requirements and we shall consider its usage for future events carried over the EBU Eurovision network,” added Mr Pusterla.


Telecom Argentina chooses ATEME for Copa América contribution feeds

ATEME's Kyrion contribution solution was chosen by Telecom Argentina to bring the premium soccer event held this summer 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.

The service operator upgrades its network with the latest compression technology
“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 Eurovision and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU)
The Eurovision network delivers news, sports, and events to EBU Members and other media organizations. Services to Members range from legal advice, technical standardization and development to coproduction and exchange of quality European content.  The EBU serves 85 national media organizations in 56 countries in and around Europe as well as the whole global media community across the footprint of its satellite leases and fibre network. It represents its Members and promotes the values and relevance of public service media in Europe and around the world.


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.

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.