EBU and ATEME Expand Cooperation
Encoder Deployments Peak for Football World Championship Service and News Network Upgrade
July 08, 2014 --
PARIS, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ATEME, a global leader in advanced video compression solutions for the broadcast industry, announced today that ATEME has delivered 700 Kyrion units to date to the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). EBU's global video network, the most popular sports content delivery platform to broadcasters, has been and will be carrying all of the 64 Football World Championship matches in high-definition (HD) format, as well as all of the 4K television production of the 2014 FIFA World Cup held in Brazil. 4K live coverage included the matches on June 28 (Round of 16) and July 4 (Quarter-Final) and will also include the upcoming July 13 (Final) event.
Paolo Pusterla, head of procurement & network partnerships, EBU, said:
"ATEME is our encoder manufacturer of choice, most notably for the World Cup. We are delighted to work further with ATEME to produce the live 4K transmissions of the FIFA World Cup."
Michel Artieres, CEO, ATEME, said:
"We are excited to be the chosen video compression supplier of the EBU for its HD television coverage of the 2014 World Cup. It is a pleasure to be a partner of such an important organization in the global delivery of sports and news broadcasting."
About The European Broadcasting Union (EBU)
The EBU is the world's foremost alliance of public service media organizations, with members in 56 countries in Europe and beyond. The EBU's mission is to defend the interests of public service media and to promote their indispensible contribution to modern society. It is the point of reference for industry knowledge and expertise. The EBU operates EUROVISION, the media industry's premier distributor and producer of top quality live sport and news, as well as entertainment, culture and music content. The EUROVISION satellite and fibre network is the largest and most reliable in the world directly plugged into all major broadcasters' facilities everywhere. Web: www.ebu.ch - www.eurovision.com Twitter: @EBU_Eurovision #ebu #eurovision
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. Visit www.ateme.com to learn more.
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