French Open 2015: ATEME providing 4K encoding

ATEME has revealed that it is providing the primary live video encoding platform in 4K HEVC (H265) during the French Open.The images are being broadcast during the tournament on the Fransat platform, which provides the distribution of the French free to air broadcasting service (TNT) by satellite (EUT5°W), and can be viewed on any 4K compatible TV.

The live video is encoded in Ultra High definition at 50 frames per second and uses the colour spectrum BT2020.

The HEVC codec reduces bandwidth by 30% to 50%, compared to MPEG-4, the previous generation codec.

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