Hessischer Rundfunk (ARD) Taps ATEME/SatService for DVB-T2 TV, OTT Services

Hessischer Rundfunk, one of the ARD members, a public broadcaster in Germany, has deployed ATEME’s compression and statistical multiplexing solutions for its DVB-T2 and OTT services. Its new HEVC statmux headend uses ATEME TITAN full-software solution for delivering 15 full-HD channels with premium video quality. The solution was supplied by SatService GmbH, an ATEME business partner and product distributor for the DACH region.

ATEME is a vendor of pure-software encoding solutions highlighted by the TITAN software family that delivers high video quality at minimum bitrates for cable, DTT, DTH and OTT. ATEME’s software modules approach provides more flexibility to combine: any input/output, any CODEC, any resolution, from an encoder to a video headend in a box.

“We are pleased to announce having selected ATEME to service our new DVB-T2 converged headend,” says Jörg-Peter Jost, Senior Engineer at Hessischer Rundfunk. “We decided to deploy the TITAN solution to deliver our premium services with the highest video quality on all kinds of end user devices. The end-to-end solution by ATEME provides us with the full flexibility we need today in terms of hardware abstraction, third party integration and custom service oriented operations under an unified management system (AMS).”

“Together with ATEME we are proud to deliver this full-software solution,” says Kai Koppenburg, sales director at SatService. “It enables cost-effective creation of live OTT channels, data-center economics and allows greater operational efficiencies.”

“TITAN is the ideal solution for converged headend, servicing main and multi-screen applications.” says Igor Stankovic, EMEA Sales Manager at ATEME. “As the industry moves to all-IP full-software video solutions fostering unparalleled benefits, more and more tier 1 broadcasters and service providers approve, adopt and deploy ATEME TITAN solutions all over the globe.”

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