Korean broadcaster KBS selects Ateme’s Kyrion encoders

Combining three pieces of legacy equipment into one encoder

Ateme announced that Korean broadcaster KBS has selected Ateme’s Kyrion encoders to update its legacy infrastructure, enabling broadcasting in high-quality MPEG-2 HD. As the largest broadcaster in Korea, KBS operates a wide range of platforms to deliver nationwide terrestrial service – including four terrestrial and two satellite channels, plus seven radio and four DMB channels.

Source: Ateme

For KBS, providing a reliable broadcast service is particularly crucial due to its position as the most trusted media brand in Korea and its audience’s reliance on its news service during times of emergency.

According to Ateme, this infrastructure update brings several benefits. First, it enables outstanding video quality and a surround-sound audio experience thanks to multi-channel audio support. Second, it enables KBS to streamline its video/audio flows as well as its operations by combining three pieces of legacy equipment into just one encoder. Third, it brings the stability and reliability introduced by SMPTE-310 configuration, while remaining compatible with KBS’ existing ATSC system. And finally, it ensures the best live broadcasting experience for Korea’s viewers with the lowest latency possible.







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