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Ateme launches NextGen Statmux

March 28, 2023

Ateme, a specialist in video compression and delivery solutions, today announced the launch of NextGen Statmux, designed for NextGen TV and other IP-based streaming services. Ateme says this technology enables 20 per cent greater efficiency in video delivery over existing solutions, making it possible to add an extra service – even in UHD – in the same statistical multiplex / digital headend.

The new NextGen Statmux is designed to work with the NextGen TV standard ATSC 3.0. Typically, statmux solutions are in a transport stream environment and separated from the IP streaming delivery. By combining these two environments, Ateme is able to create an integrated, end-to-end statmux, from encoding to multicast, with dynamic statmux allocation. This creates greater efficiencies and eliminates the need for padding, thereby enabling zero null packets. With its increased efficiency, NextGen Statmux optimises resource consumption, contributing to reduced carbon emissions. Moreover, NextGen Statmux can be optimised with a reduced statmux bandwidth to enable Datacasting in the NextGen TV environment.

Julien Mandel, Senior Marketing Director, Contribution and Distribution at Ateme, commented: “Ateme’s NextGen Statmux maximises efficiency, enabling more channel choice for viewers, while maintaining the ability to provide exciting interactive features and monetisation opportunities with Datacasting. We look forward to demonstrating it at NAB 2023.”

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