The encoders and decoders were deployed on different event sites ensuring live transmissions. In addition to the unilateral and multilateral HD signals, 4K-UHD signal was provided via satellite.
Based on the fifth Generation Stream compression engine, the Kyrion encoder and decoder provides excellent baseband video quality at minimum bitrates. This solution has been designed for contribution over satellite and IP networks, with added value features such as ultra-fast-boot, ultra-low latency, and ABR output.
“We have chosen to put our trust in Ateme once again because they offer us a future proof solution with its software upgrade capability to the new and more efficient HEVC codec”, said Graham Warren at EBU-Eurovision. “This will bring us the possibility to reduce service cost with bandwidth reduction or offer a better video quality at the same bandwidth for both HD and UHD services.” Claude Stoffel, EMEA Sales Director of Ateme said:
“We are very pleased that EBU-Eurovision has decided to renew its confidence in Ateme and our solutions for the transmission of these major sporting events. EBU-Eurovision is deploying the best-in-class solution while ensuring the future of its service with continuing video quality enhancements.”