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Ateme’s Titan powers 4K channel

Ateme has been selected by MCS TV (Altice Group), the leading independent French TV channel dedicated to sports, to power its new 4K-UHD channel. Initially, it will be launched in France on cable and optical fiber networks, before being exported abroad in the coming months. In another global first for Ateme, the agreement demonstrates the company’s technological leadership in its field, deploying high video quality channel in record time.

Titan is a high video quality, high density software compression solution, designed for Cable, DTH, and OTT. It delivers the highest video quality at minimum bitrates, addressing main screen and multiscreen applications, from mobile resolutions up to UHDp60. Titan is a complete distribution solution including SDI and IP I/O’s, encoder, transcoder, multiplexer, statmux, packager and origin server.

“We choose Titan File for the transcoding of our 4K content in HEVC for our play-out server and Titan 4K for the transmission of our live events, based on the products’ degree of maturity and reliability and its ability to evolve to suit future UHD formats,” said Mickael Czmara, CTO at MCS TV. “Using pure software solutions running on COTS HW provides the flexibility we need, and will also lead to additional financial and operational efficiencies across this area of our business.”

Claude Stoffel, Director of Sales at Ateme said: “Since Titan is a future-proof solution, with a path to 4K-UHD HEVC, HDR and BT.2020 color space, it has been largely approved, adopted and deployed by various tier 1 broadcasters and service providers all around the world.”

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