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June 9th, 2015

France Télévisions Contribution Network Obtains Empowerment From ATEME's Kyrion

[SatNews] ATEME has announced that France Télévisions is deploying the company's Kyrion CM encoders to power its nationwide IP contribution network.

ATEME's CM5000 Encoder.

With more than 100 sites, the French public broadcaster contribution network is one of the largest IP-based networks in Europe. The Kyrion encoders enables a H.264 HD upgrade, as well as supporting the legacy MPEG2 SD format.

The Kyrion encoder has been designed for contribution over satellite, IP and ASI networks, with advanced features such as ultra-fast-boot, and added value features including ABR output and integrated Automatic Repeat reQuest (ARQ). The Kyrion CM5000 is based on the ATEME 5th Generation STREAM compression engine, and delivers the highest video quality at minimum bitrates with ultra-low latency. The Kyrion CM5000 is a future-proof solution, with a HEVC software upgrade option.

Executive Comments

“France Télévisions is known for our high-quality service, in term of video quality and reliability,” said Emmanuel Girouard from France TV. “After extensive evaluation of several encoders, we’ve found that the ATEME Kyrion encoder is the best solution to meet our rigid requirements in term of quality and pricing.”

“With the Kyrion encoder SNMP and REST API, we enabled easy and smooth integration with the France Télévisions 3rd party management system,” said Emmanuel Boureau, vice president of sales at ATEME. “This enabled seamless transition from MPEG2 SD legacy encoders to a H.264 HD service within weeks.”