European Football Tournament Broadcast in 4K-UHD

Ateme provides encoding for matches later this month

Ateme announced that TF1 and M6, private national French television stations, selected the company to encode eight of the football matches of a major European tournament in 4K-UHD HEVC (H.265) this month.

Source: Ateme

Ateme provided a complete video headend, which includes its Titan Live 4K encoder, as well as the resources required for a high-quality and secured service. The 4K-encoded matches will be available for Orange fibre customers via the New Livebox on a compatible TV.

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, 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 up to 4K-UHD. It is a high-density solution that delivers the video quality at minimum bitrates.

Titan Live is a complete distribution solution: encoder, transcoder, multiplexer, statmux, packager and origin. With its user interface, management system and set of APIs, Titan can be integrated with any ecosystem.