ATEME 4K for French Open
June 3, 2015
ATEME has been selected to provide the primary live video encoding platform in 4K HEVC (H265) during the French Tennis Open. The images are being broadcast during the two week tournament on the Fransat platform, which provides the distribution of the French free to air broadcasting service (TNT) by satellite (EUT5°W), and can be viewed on any 4K compatible TV.
The live video is encoded in Ultra High definition at 50 frames per second and uses the colour spectrum BT2020. The HEVC codec reduces bandwidth by 30 per cent to 50 per cent, compared to MPEG-4, the previous generation codec, thereby improving image quality and reducing the cost of UHD live broadcasting.