Thai multi-channel operator Next Step has opted for ATEME’s TITAN encoding and transcoding format for its Freeview HD and Good TV free-to-air satellite services.
The infrastructure contract called for ATEME to provide Next Step with a complete video headend, comprising a software-based TITAN Live combined with a multi-function TITAN transcoder, as well as all necessary resources to encode and transcode to H264 and HEVC formats SD and HD content.
The video compression technology allows the encoding and transcoding of more than 40 channels to be delivered direct-to-home (DTH) and offers Next Step the ability to add more channels in a bandwidth efficient way.
“After testing several solutions, the bandwidth efficiency and impressive video quality offered by ATEME’s TITAN made a crucial difference,” says Amornphat Chomrat, managing director, Next Step. “Their solution matched perfectly with our installed equipment and our whole ecosystem. We found TITAN to be the right choice in terms of video quality and rapidly adopted it.”
Yoann Poizeau, VP sales APAC, ATEME added: “We’re thrilled to be working with Next Step on their first major DTH HEVC headend project. They will be able to provide, through satellite distribution, unparalleled video quality at minimum bitrate and rapidly answer the demand for high quality content in the region.”