ATEME

ATEME develops advanced video compression products for the broadcast and telecom industries. Headquartered in Bièvres near Paris, France ATEME operates worldwide through its distribution network and support offices.

The company was founded in 1991 by Dominique Edelin and Michel Artières, as a design house with a dozen employees. Today, ATEME employs over a hundred employees and is a worldwide leader in the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video compression market.

ATEME encoding solutions are deployed widely in broadcast contribution links over satellite or fiber networks, in video distribution to the home, and in multi-screen OTT delivery of live channels and VOD. The company addresses compression applications ranging from UHD TV and 3D to web and mobile streaming.

With two decades of continued research investment, ATEME offers today advanced implementations of the MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 and HEVC/H/265 codecs. ATEME has developed the algorithms at the heart of their products and solutions.

ATEME primarily targets bandwidth sensitive applications where its compression efficiency delivers an increased Quality of Experience for the audience, while reducing customers’ operating costs.

History

  • In 2004, the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 software encoder was co-developed with Nero Digital, for the PC, which even now is probably the most widely deployed H.264 codec worldwide.
  • In 2005 ATEME introduced the world’s first FPGA based MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 encoder and launched the first encoding products for broadcast and broadband as OEM solutions.
  • In 2008 ATEME incorporated in the USA.
  • In 2009, TITAN platform for massive parallel multi screen transcoding was launched, as well as the world first MPEG-4 4:2:2 10-bit encoder and decoder pair for the high end broadcast contribution.
  • In 2010, MPEG-4 4:2:2 10-bit has become the standard for broadcast contribution of sports content by satellite; ATEME’s Kyrion encoders enjoyed broad adoption in the wake of the FIFA world cup.
  • In 2011, a new ATEME office was opened in Miami, USA.
  • In 2012, the company introduced the EAVC4 multi-screen encoder, the 4th generation of ATEME software encoder. EAVC4 is positioned to fulfill all of the industry’s ongoing requirements for advanced standards-based MPEG-4 encoding over the coming years, while also laying the technological foundation for the introduction of next-generation HEVC products. A new ATEME office was opened in Seoul, Korea.
  • In 2013, ATEME supported the launch of the first experimental UHDTV channel by Eutelsat; Support for the new H.265/HEVC codec standardized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) was added to the TITAN product line.

Services

ATEME provides a full range of services for the design and integration of compression systems. Design services include: site survey, consultancy, architecture and equipment definition, and definition of redundancy strategy. The company can assist with the implementation of the systems into broadcast networks with system integration and testing; documentation; system configuration; factory acceptance tests; and on-site integration & deployment with customer technical staff.