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The Egyptian National Media Authority (ENMA) has selected ATEME’s converged video headend to deliver the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, which kicks off on 21 June.

Africa Cup of Nations 2019 Egypt logo 12 June 2019The video headend is based on ENMA’s Kyrion encoders, decoders and TITAN pure software multiplexer.The system is installed at 12 sites across Egypt to feed ASI signals to digital terrestrial television (DTT) transmitters and the G.703 E3 standard to the existing networks.

During the football festival, ENMA will use BISS-CA, the EBU Tech’s new standard for encryption - EBU Tech 3292-s1. The standard was developed by EBU, in collaboration with industry players including ATEME, to ensure secured transmission.

“Delivering the highest levels of service and quality to our customers is essential. Integrating ATEME’s Kyrion and TITAN family will allow us to not only provide outstanding video quality to our customers for the Africa Cup of Nations, but also expand the range of our services in the future,” said Mervat Hassan, chairman of broadcast engineering, ENMA.

Razik Zaghlouli, EMEA Sales Director, ATEME said: “We are happy to provide ENMA with a complete video headend. The implemented solution is flexible and future-proof. It is the ideal combination of performance and cost, allowing ENMA to meet its ambitious goals for high quality coverage of an event like the Africa Cup of Nations.”

The news follows the selection of Rohde & Schwartz by ENMA to support its DTT network with transmitters for the international football tournament.

The Africa Cup of Nations will be played in six stadiums across four cities in Egypt, from Friday 21 June to Friday 19 July 2019. Twenty-four national teams from Africa will compete for the title, in an event organised by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).