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VUALTO PARTNERS WITH ATEME FOR AUTOMATED ENCODER INTEGRATION Posted: 13/02/2020
VUALTO PARTNERS WITH ATEME FOR AUTOMATED ENCODER INTEGRATION

VUALTO, an expert in cloud-based OTT video delivery and orchestration, has partnered with ATEME, a leader in video delivery solutions for broadcast, cable, DTH, IPTV and OTT, for automated encoder integration within the VUALTO CONTROL HUB (VCH) video orchestration tool, which allows for multiple origins and encoders to be integrated seamlessly. The VCH is vendor agnostic and interoperable with a host of technology partners.

The VCH now has full integration for ATEME’s TITAN Live and TITAN Mux encoding solutions, providing integration with the TITAN Live API to automate live event streaming workflows, the ability to set specific inputs and outputs dynamically using the VCH channel configuration, provides support for redundant setups and has capabilities for on-premise and in cloud.

The automated integration with VCH makes streaming easier, removing the requirement for manual configuration and risk of error, which can be a particularly cumbersome process when using a redundant setup. The addition of ATEME’s TITAN solutions has also facilitated an extension of the VCH plugin set.

Combining the two technologies provides broadcasters with a premium quality streaming service, which is flexible, agile and entirely suited to their business model and end goals.

 

 

Tags: VUALTO | ATEME | OTT | Streaming | TITAN | Broadcast
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ATEME Awarded Grant for AI Video Delivery Innovation Posted: 23/01/2020
ATEME Awarded Grant for AI Video Delivery Innovation

 

ATEME, a leader in video delivery solutions for broadcast, cable, DTH, IPTV and OTT, has been announced as a recipient of the i-Nov Innovation Contest grant for the IA4SEC project, involving its state-of-the-art video technologies.

The video industry market continues to face a changing landscape with increasing complexity of video payload standards such as HEVC, AV1, VVC / H.266 and EVC / MPEG-5 part 1. ATEME’s technology offers customers a path to the latest video techniques by leveraging artificial intelligence (AI).  

In the context of this project, ATEME proposed several levels of innovation in AI for video delivery. This included improvements in core encoding to enable bitrate reduction, Content Adaptive Encoding for higher video quality, and elastic encoding orchestration to optimize media supply chain and cloud usage. 

Mickael Raulet, VP Innovation, ATEME commented: “We are very proud to have been awarded a grant for the IA4SEC project. It highlights the value of our innovation teams and our expertise in video coding, which we have developed over time to help our customers transform their video delivery services. 

 

Tags: ATEME | DTH | IPTV | OTT | Video | Broadcast | Award
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International Tennis Federation Selects Imagen to Manage Archive of 15,000 Assets Posted: 22/01/2020
International Tennis Federation Selects Imagen to Manage Archive of 15,000 Assets

Imagen,the leading SaaS video management platform business, has been chosen by the International Tennis Federation (ITF), the world governing body of tennis, to manage and distribute its extensive content archive of 15,000 assets dating back to the 1940s from the Davis Cup and Fed Cup competitions. 

Following a project in which the ITF digitised its content catalogue, which previously existed only in physical copies across multiple formats, including VHS, betacam, SD and HD tapes and 2K film, the ITF engaged Imagen to store, manage and share its content in order to generate more value from its assets and actively commercialise content. The Imagen content portal provides the ITF’s internal teams with instant access to high-resolution video from its entire archive. 

Kelly Fairweather, ITF Chief Operating Officer said: “Imagen was the clear market leader in this field and offered a wealth of expertise and knowledge when it came to getting this project underway. Imagen listened to what we aspired to achieve with this project and came up with a bespoke solution that we felt was ideal and has allowed us to exploit the maximum benefit from our content.”

Tags: Imagen | ITF | Broadcast | Footage | Tennis
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BT Takes Action to Combat TV Broadcasting Piracy Posted: 09/01/2020
BT Takes Action to Combat TV Broadcasting Piracy

BT is stepping up its efforts to combat the illegal piracy of premium subscription-based content through a new partnership with leading video infrastructure company, ATEME. BT is using the company’s sophisticated encryption techniques to protect satellite uplinked content in the most secure way possible, and will be offering this technology to its media and broadcast customers around the world to help reduce the number of illegal streams.

BT is the first in the UK to provide the industry with ATEME’s encoder which uses BISS-CA (Basic Interoperable Scrambling System Conditional Access) encryption. The company first used ATEME’s encoder during BT Sport’s transmission of the FA Community Shield at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 4th August and it has continued to be used to protect each of BT Sport’s Premier League live broadcasts this season.

Julien Mandel, Contribution Segment Manager ATEME said: "With BISS-CA inscription integrated in to our solutions and provided as a simple software upgrade, BT can now be even more confident that the content it is transporting for their global media and broadcast customers is well-protected. We are pleased to know that BT is using the strongest tool to provide to its clients a secure delivery’’.

Tags: Broadcast | BT | ATEME | BISS-CA | Piracy
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Imagen signs up high-profile clients during year of significant growth Posted: 09/01/2020
Imagen signs up high-profile clients during year of significant growth

Imagen, the leading SaaS video management platform business, is celebrating acquiring several high-profile customers and achieving its ambitious 2019 growth plans.

Over the course of 2019, Imagen gained a number of new customer wins, helping these organisations to unlock the value of their ever-growing video libraries. Among these were several international sports organisations and federations including Major League Baseball, the International Tennis Federation, the International Table Tennis Federation and the Badminton World Federation.

In addition to this, Imagen has also been selected to manage and distribute the content libraries of global professional services firm Aon, international Christian ministry, CV Global and PROGRESS, one of the oldest and largest film distributors in Germany. Imagen’s widespread use across a variety of industries is testament to the work carried out to refine its core product, improving the customer experience and the benefits it offers organisations.

Charlie Horrell, CEO, Imagen, said: “Last year was great for us - we added a number of significant clients to our books, highlighting our commitment to helping organisations to unlock the value of their content. This is something we remain committed to and we look forward to innovating and finding new ways to revolutionise media management in 2020.”

Tags: Imagen | Broadcast | Video | Content
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ATEME TITAN UHD Powers TV CULTURA and rsquo;s First Live 4K-UHD Broadcast Posted: 12/12/2019
ATEME TITAN UHD Powers TV CULTURA and rsquo;s First Live 4K-UHD Broadcast

ATEME, the emerging leader in video delivery solutions for broadcast, cable, DTH, IPTV and OTT announced that TV CULTURA, the Brazilian public broadcaster recognized worldwide for producing educational and cultural content, and part of Fundação Padre Anchieta, successfully implemented ATEME TITAN to realize 4K-UHD benefits for the first time during the live broadcast of the grand finale of Prelúdio 2019.

High-quality video content from the Prelúdio grand finale, a reality show dedicated to discovering talented classical musicians, was broadcast live on 11/24 in 4K-UHD from “Casa Sao Paulo Concert Hall” using ATEME’s TITAN UHD solution. The live event was transmitted via satellite to a dedicated 4K channel of the major local cable TV operator as well as to TV CULTURA’s YouTube channel.

Thanks to ATEME’s expertise in software video compression solutions, TV CULTURA successfully transmitted the event with premium video quality, full flexibility and future-proofing.

Nelson Faria, Engineering Director, TV CULTURA commented: “Our customers were given access to outstanding picture quality, with four-times more pixels and an enlarged color range, which made the picture more true to life.”

Tags: ATEME | Broadcast | TV CULTURA | 4K | UHD
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ATEME Enables CJ Hello to Leverage Video Transcoding to Deliver High Quality Video Services to Millions of Viewers Posted: 05/12/2019
ATEME Enables CJ Hello to Leverage Video Transcoding to Deliver High Quality Video Services to Millions of Viewers

ATEME, the emerging leader in video delivery solutions for broadcast, cable, DTH, IPTV and OTT, announced today that CJHello, the largest cable operator and a leader in Korea’s media industry, has successfully deployed its TITAN Live software solution for MPEG-2 HD transcoding for delivery of high-quality video services to its viewers.

TITAN Live is a hardware agnostic, real-time multi-channel/format solution designed for processing SD, HD and Ultra HD content for any screen. TITAN Live enables CJ Hello to deliver a premium experience to its customers while providing the following major benefits:

·      Lower OPEX: based on ATEME’s High-Efficiency MPEG-2 (HE-MPEG-2®), CJ Hello is able to save bandwidth and add additional HD channels to existing transponder

·      Flexible operations: ATEME’s software is server-agnostic and can run on any private/public and on/off-premises cloud infrastructure with the same benefits and value proposition.

·      Future-proof solution: TITAN Live benefits from ATEME’s continuous research and innovation in video quality, allowing for future evolutions of the solution

Tags: ATEME | IPTV | CJHello | MPEG | Broadcast | Korea
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Customer demand for personalized TV services is spurring majority of broadcasters to offer tailored ads Posted: 28/11/2019
Customer demand for personalized TV services is spurring majority of broadcasters to offer tailored ads

Four-fifths (80%) of broadcasters are considering implementing ads tailored to the consumer but are increasingly falling behind streaming services due to hesitance around adopting cloud technologies, according to research carried out on behalf of ATEME, the emerging leader in video delivery solutions for broadcast, cable, DTH, IPTV and OTT.

 

The survey of those in middle management positions or above within the realms of TV and broadcast also found that 96% of broadcasters feel there is a demand from customers for more personalized services. As over a third (34%) of broadcasters currently generate revenue through adverts, offering personalized adverts could help them increase this revenue. Consequently, over a quarter (26%) are currently looking into how to offer these services to customers.

 

“Our research found that more than half (58%) of broadcasters are investing up to 20% of their budget in trialing new customer content or services as they prioritize personalization to offer customers enhanced viewing experiences,” said Remi Beaudouin, Chief Strategy Officer, ATEME. “By using technology and the data available to them to tap into this trend, traditional broadcasters will be able to create a tailor-made viewing experience and potentially open up new revenue streams,” he added.

Tags: ATEME | Broadcast | Research | Ads | Cloud
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Riot Games uses Nevion Virtuoso with JPEG XS in remote production of League of Legends World Championship Final Posted: 25/11/2019
Riot Games uses Nevion Virtuoso with JPEG XS in remote production of League of Legends World Championship Final

Nevion, award-winning provider of virtualized media production solutions, announced today that Riot Games, the publisher of the most-played PC game in the world and the organization behind League of Legends Esports, used Nevion’s software-defined media node Virtuoso as part of its remote production of the recent League of Legends World Championship Final. In doing so, Riot Games became one of the very first organizations in the world to leverage the ground-breaking JPEG XS encoding technology. 

The League of Legends World Championship has been described as one of the biggest events in esports history, with the 2018 World Championship Final garnering an unprecedented 99.6 million unique viewers. This year’s event, which took place in Paris (France) on November 10, 2019, involved two remote (or at-home) production sites: the English language show was produced at Riot’s European headquarters facility in Berlin (over 1,000 km or 620 miles from Paris), while the world feed was produced in Los Angeles (around 9,000 km or 5,600 miles away). JPEG XS achieves high-quality compression with ratios up to 10:1 at sub-millisecond latency, i.e. a fraction of a video frame– allowing gaming fans and players watching at home to see the action faster.

Tags: Nevion | Broadcast | Riot Games | League-of-Legends | JPEG XS
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ATEME Enables FPT Play Digital Revolution Through OTT Services Posted: 19/11/2019
ATEME Enables FPT Play Digital Revolution Through OTT Services

FPT Play, the leading Vietnamese OTT service provider has implemented ATEME’s TITAN solution to offer the latest OTT services to its viewers across Vietnam. Having previously implemented ATEME’s live event encoder for OTT, FPT Play has now selected ATEME TITAN to replace its OTT headend. TITAN provides FPT Play with a full compression solution which offers high-quality video services while also offering benefits including cost savings, smooth operations and future-proofing. The deployed solution leverages ATEME's continuous research and innovation in video quality, exploring the latest improvements in delivering low latency and high bandwidth efficiency over the internet with CMAF and Constant Quality Rate (CQR) algorithms.

Nguyen Duc Long, sales director, ATEME said: “After the extensive evaluation process FPT Play, the most successful OTT service provider in Vietnam, has undertaken over the last six months, we are proud to continue to be part of the company’s digital revolution. We’re glad that ATEME could provide unparalleled support as well as a uniquely flexible license scheme allowing for much easier planning and management.”

Tags: ATEME | Broadcast | FPT Play | OTT
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Nevion sales grow by more than a third in the Americas Posted: 12/11/2019
Nevion sales grow by more than a third in the Americas

 

Nevion, award-winning provider of virtualized media production solutions, has experienced a growth in bookings in its Americas region of 34% so far in 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. Sales of software and services in the region have also more than quadrupled in the period, reflecting the increased demand for IP solutions, based on Nevion’s flagship software-defined products.

In 2019, Nevion has signed several significant deals with new and existing customers in in the Americas, most notably with a US national broadcast network and a leading international satellite services provider. These high-profile projects are currently in the process of being delivered.

To build on that growth, and to meet the surge in interest in workflow-transforming IP solutions, two seasoned and highly-regarded sales executives, Edward McGivern and Ron Rosenthal, have recently joined Nevion’s Americas team.

With 20 years’ experience selling high-value technology solutions in the broadcast market, McGivern has held senior sales positions at Snell Advanced Media, Imagine Communications and Grass Valley. Most recently, he was the director of Tektronix’s video sales division for the Americas.

Tags: Nevion | Broadcast | US | Growth | Appointment | Americas
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Broadcasters look to virtual programming to exploit their content libraries Posted: 12/11/2019
Broadcasters look to virtual programming to exploit their content libraries

More than a third (36%) of broadcasters are failing to utilize their content library despite facing increasing competition from streaming services, according to research by ATEME, the emerging leader in video delivery solutions for broadcast, cable, DTH, IPTV and OTT.

Although almost all (98%) of the broadcasters surveyed use their content library to create new channels for particular events or occasions, the majority (82%) are impeded in the ability to do it quickly, unlike their streaming counterparts. 44% of broadcasters revealed it takes them up to three days to create a new channel, while over a third (38%) say it takes them up to a week, which not only hinders their ability to capitalize on events but could result in potential revenue loss.

“With a continuous influx of competition from all angles, broadcasters must begin to do more with their content libraries. Creating new, virtual channels would allow broadcasters to take advantage of topical and cultural events, such as award season, during which they could use their back catalogue to quickly develop one-off channels to celebrate winners as they are announced,” commented Remi Beaudouin, Chief Strategy Officer, ATEME.

As broadcasters explore ways to use technology to maximize their content, almost two-thirds (60%) of broadcasters are utilizing virtual broadcasting to create one-off channels, while of the broadcasters not currently doing virtual broadcasting 70% said they will do so within a year.

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Nevion Virtuoso used in worlds first large scale application of TICO video compression Posted: 18/10/2019
Nevion Virtuoso used in worlds first large scale application of TICO video compression

Nevion, award-winning provider of virtualized media production solutions, has revealed that its flagship software-defined media node Virtuoso was used in the world’s first large-scale application of TICO video compression during the China Media Group’s (CMG) live coverage of the recent celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

Nevion Virtuoso’s TICO media function enables encoding and decoding of UHD/4K video for transport over 10GE/IP or 3G-SDI links, with a visually lossless 4:1 compression ratio and a latency of a few milliseconds. For this event, more than 120 Nevion Virtuosos were used for the live 4K broadcast to billions of viewers via CMG’s China Central Television’s (CCTV) television station and website, as well as 70 4K movie theaters.

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Growing digital following set to boost investment in womens sport by almost 100% Posted: 10/10/2019
Growing digital following set to boost investment in women and rsquo;s sport by almost 100%

Women’s sport has grown in prominence thanks to the rise of digital platforms and is now set to skyrocket. In fact, 94% of industry professionals are primed to increase investment in the creation, production and distribution of content, according to research from Imagen, the leading SaaS video management platform business.

Tags: Imagen | Broadcast | Video | Research | Women | Sports
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ATEME Enables Full-IP Workflow and amp; Multi-screen Services at NPC Media Posted: 19/09/2019
ATEME Enables Full-IP Workflow and amp; Multi-screen Services at NPC Media

ATEME, the emerging leader in video delivery solutions for broadcast, cable, DTH, IPTV and OTT, announced today that NPC Media, Managed Services Operator and joint venture between Nine Entertainment Co. and Seven West Media, has implemented ATEME’s TITAN solution to offer Main Screen DTT and TV everywhere OTT channels in SD and HD to viewers across Australia.

Tags: ATEME | Video | Broadcast | NPC Media
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