ATEME Encoders Help Bring Racing Action To Fans Across the Country

New York Racing Association uses Kyrion encoders to provide high stakes contribution of prestigious horse racing events.

When the New York Racing Association (NYRA) began gearing up for the Belmont Stakes Races in June, it purchased a Kyrion CM5000 encoder from ATEME to transmit the third race of the Triple Crown. Today, the association continues to use the equipment to broadcast its high-value content to racing outlets across the country in HD. NYRA’s outgoing HD signal (1080i/59.94) is encapsulated into a number of formats depending on the delivery point.

The CM5000 encoder has enabled NYRA to deliver our Multicast feed in three different formats seamlessly.

The CM5000 encoder has enabled NYRA to deliver our Multicast feed in three different formats seamlessly.

Indeed, the CM5000 encoder has enabled NYRA to deliver our Multicast feed in three different formats seamlessly. The signal is up-loaded from the various race tracks is sent via satellite (ASI) as a multiplexed signal and modulated to a C-band digital transponder.

The racing organization is currently converting the HD signal to ASI to bookend to the MSG+ channel on a point-to-point 270meg circuit. There’s also an IP transport on a dedicated 50MBps line for cable TV provider Cablevision and an IP stream into the cloud for multicast recipients. Latency between the encoding and decoding process is said to be 3 to 5 seconds, depending on the transport method.

The compression scheme used is [email protected] with Forward Error Correction operating between 5 to 16 Mbps, depending on the payload requirements or restrictions.

“When you are producing content for the second-richest day of racing on the North American racing calendar, there is a lot at stake, literally,” said Dan Silver, director of television and interactive platforms, New York Racing Association. “We needed an encoding solution that would provide our customers with the best video quality on the market. We selected the Kyrion CM5000 for its high-fidelity video, reliability and user-friendly interface for our operators, all of which were key considerations when upgrading our equipment for today and in the future.”

NYRA holds the exclusive rights for the live broadcast of some of the most prestigious horse races in the world until 2033. With races being broadcast from Belmont, Aqueduct and Saratoga, New York, the association looked to ATEME to provide a modular encoding solution that guaranteed total operability for the transmission of the races for 2014 and beyond.

The Kyrion CM5000 is a modular encoding platform dedicated to contribution over satellite and IP/ASI networks. The equipment is lightweight and boasts low power consumption and fast re-boot time.

Indeed, the CM5000 encoder has enabled NYRA to deliver our Multicast feed in three different formats seamlessly. The signal is up-loaded from the various race tracks is sent via satellite (ASI) as a multiplexed signal and modulated to a C-band digital transponder.

The racing organization is currently converting the HD signal to ASI to bookend to the MSG+ channel on a point-to-point 270meg circuit. There’s also an IP transport on a dedicated 50MBps line for cable TV provider Cablevision and an IP stream into the cloud for multicast recipients. Latency between the encoding and decoding process is said to be 3 to 5 seconds, depending on the transport method.

The compression scheme used is [email protected] with Forward Error Correction operating between 5 to 16 Mbps, depending on the payload requirements or restrictions.

“When you are producing content for the second-richest day of racing on the North American racing calendar, there is a lot at stake, literally,” said Dan Silver, director of television and interactive platforms, New York

Racing Association. “We needed an encoding solution that would provide our customers with the best video quality on the market. We selected the Kyrion CM5000 for its high-fidelity video, reliability and user-friendly interface for our operators, all of which were key considerations when upgrading our equipment for today and in the future.”

NYRA holds the exclusive rights for the live broadcast of some of the most prestigious horse races in the world until 2033. With races being broadcast from Belmont, Aqueduct and Saratoga, New York, the association looked to ATEME to provide a modular encoding solution that guaranteed total operability for the transmission of the races for 2014 and beyond.

The Kyrion CM5000 is a modular encoding platform dedicated to contribution over satellite and IP/ASI networks. The equipment is lightweight and boasts low power consumption and fast re-boot time.

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