Ateme powers China Sports Media’s multi-stadium experience for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games

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Ateme has enabled China Sports Media to provide a multi-stadium viewing experience to attendees of the recent Winter Olympic Games.

With all the different venues hosting the Olympic Games connected to each other, spectators in one stadium were able to view the action taking place in the 14 other venues. The experience was interactive, with spectators able to switch between individual events and participant interviews. Overall, 16 channels were connected in one unit across a low-latency setup of four frames in a comprehensive 15-stadium infrastructure.

The Ateme contribution and encoding solutions enabled an enhanced viewing experience with low latency and high image quality, as well as resource optimisation with high-density encoding and optimum stability. The technology included Ateme’s Kyrion for contribution and Titan for primary distribution.

“We have a long-established partnership with China Sports Media, having supplied technology to the organisation for the past three years, so we’re delighted to have taken the next step in our relationship with this project. With advances in broadcast technology and evolving consumer demands, more sports fans are expecting a multichannel experience, and we helped to facilitate exactly that in this year’s Games”, said Gautier Vandomme, VP sales APAC at Ateme.

“The Winter Olympic Games is an international sporting event that is watched around the globe, so we were looking for a trusted partner to provide a high-quality and low-latency solution for sports presentation. Ateme was the natural option to provide this”, said Jianping Zhu, VP at China Sports Media. “Its Kyrion and Titan products operated in a stable way, with no operational fault. They guaranteed high-level sports presentation, helping 15 competition venues to realise two-way interactive transmission.”


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