Germany’s CBC taps ATEME for backhaul needs

ATEME has been chosen by German TV-production and broadcast enterprise CBC (a company of the Media Group RTL Germany) to supply encoding and decoding equipment for relaying live HD coverage of such sports events as car racing back to its playout centre in Cologne. The ATEME codecs will be deployed on location for backhauling the dedicated feed over terrestrial IP fiber links at Full HD quality.

The agreement means that ATEME will spearhead the migration to MPEG-4 HD backhaul for one of the world’s highest-profile sporting events. The Kyrion encoders will deliver HD quality at a relatively low bit rate of 15 Mbps. In addition to the ability to deliver HD video at 15 Mbps, the high level of support provided by ATEME’s German partner Global Media Distribution Services (GMDS) also played a big part in winning the CBC business.

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