Satnews Daily
September 5th, 2016

NovelSat And ATEME Show Their Support... Up To 4K 

A team effort results in a combination of encoding/modulating packages that offer support for all broadcast standards and resolution ... up to 4K. The team involves NovelSat, which brings their satellite transmission technology into the game, and ATEME, provider of video compression solutions. Now the two announce an agreement to pair the ATEME Kyrion high-quality broadcast video encoder with the NovelSat NS1000 Satellite Modulator with the result of delivering high quality live and recorded video. 

Kyrion AM A High Video Quality—Low Latency—High Density H264, MPEG2 Broadcast Encode

The companies have entered into an agreement to combine encoding/modulating packages to provide support for all broadcast standards and resolutions up to 4K. The NovelSat NS1000 Satellite Modulator is designed for high demand satellite transmission, and supports all satellite transmission standards, including DVB-S, DBV-S2 and DVB-S2X. The modulator is the only system that also offers the NovelSat NS4 waveform, which delivers up to 45 percent higher spectral efficiency compared with DVB-S2.

Based on the ATEME fifth Generation STREAM compression engine, the Kyrion encoder provides the best baseband video quality at minimum bitrates.

The NovelSat NS1000 Modulator delivers industry-leading data rates — a single unit covers the whole data range from 100Kbps up to 365Mbps using 70Msym/sec transmission.

This solution has been designed for contribution over satellite and IP networks, with added value features such as:

  • ultra-fast-boot
  • ultra-low latency
  • ABR output


The ATEME Kyrion offers a software upgradable HEVC encoding option to support UHD video streaming as well as legacy MPEG2 to H264 compressions.

Yossi Aloni, CMO of ATEME commented, “When two great technologies work together smoothly, they tend to strengthen one another.  This new partnership will offer a new level of quality for both ATEME and NovelSat customers.”

Efi Levinzon, NovelSat’s CPO added, “Both the NovelSat satellite modulator and the ATEME Kyrion video encoders have a history of field-proven success.  These new, powerful packages, with both sets of technologies working together, make it easier for broadcasters to choose a complete satellite video solution.”

NovelSat and ATEME will be showing their satellite transmission technologies at IBC. NovelSat will be at stand 3B26 in Hall 3, and their management will also be in attendance. ATEME will be at stand 1.D71 in Hall 1.