The ATEME Kyrion encoder and decoder are designed to handle contribution feeds over fiber, OTT and satellite infrastructures.
The Cologne Broadcasting Center Gmbh, a provider of video networking services owned by RTL Group, chose the Ateme Kyrion encoder and decoder for its contribution link to stream Formula 1 Championship races live throughout Germany.
With an ultra-low latency mode that can be set to below 100ms, the Ateme Kyrion encoder and decoder are designed to handle contribution feeds over fiber, OTT and satellite, with advanced features such as ultra-fast-boot. Covering main and multi-screen applications, they come complete with a proprietary Automatic Repeat reQuest (ARQ) to help avoid IP packet loss. The ATEME encoder is based on the company’s fifth-generation STREAM compression engine, which delivers high video quality at minimum bitrates. Kyrion contribution encoders and decoders can now be upgraded with HEVC codec via a simple software upgrade.
Gerd Meyer, senior broadcast engineer at the Cologne Broadcasting Center, said that they conducted a comprehensive evaluation of several solutions before choosing Ateme’s technology, as video quality and low latency were most important, since Formula 1 attracts millions of online viewers for each race.
“With ultra-low latency mode and pristine H.264 video quality, the Ateme Kyrion encoder and decoder were proven to be the best option we had to reach our ambition and ensure reliability of the stream delivery,” Meyer said.
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