|[December 11, 2012]
ATEME teams up with Sony to fit out multiscreen playout center for France Télévisions
PARIS --(Business Wire)--
ATEME is providing the encoding and decoding for France Televisions' new
broadcast centers in Paris as part of a major playout and distribution
project in partnership with Sony Europe as the systems integrator. The
new facilities, called Centre de Diffusion et d'Echange (CDE), will
equip France Télévisions for TV Everywhere, with the ability to reach
multiple screens over all distribution platforms including terrestrial,
satellite, cable, IPTV (News - Alert), and also OTT (Over The Top) via adaptive
Sony tablet on pluzz (Photo: Business Wire)
The requirement to deliver the highest quality video for both HD and SD
services whatever the format led to the choice of Sony Europe, and in
turn ATEME as one of the most important sub-contractors, according to
Yves Le Bras, France Télévisions' Director of Innovation and head of the
CDE project. "We were lookingfor a single platform that would meet all
our playout and distribution needs now and in the future," said Le Bras.
"As the national broadcaster it is essential that we provide the best
experience possible for all screens, and Sony demonstrated they had the
right technology in place. ATEME is a big part of that with the vital
ability to deliver high quality video across all the formats including
OTT as well as traditional broadcast."
The CDE installation is currently taking place at two different sites in
Paris, thus catering for disaster recovery. ATEME provided its Kyrion
Live encoders for delivery over traditional broadcast infrastructure,
and its TITAN Live for OTT, both platforms fitted with the highest
performance hardware available to date and entirely future proof.
"This was a major contract win for Sony," said Bertrand Caurier, Project
Director at Sony Europe. "ATEME played a crucial role, firstly getting
us involved as systems integrator, but most of all through the
excellence of their transcoding technology. They are unique in being
able to deliver consistent quality across all distribution platforms."
For ATEME the project is further evidence of its status as one of the
world's elite transcoding vendors, trusted by major broadcasters and
operators, both for all round engineering excellence, and ability to
serve universal headends for all screens and distribution platforms,
including now OTT.
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.
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