Casablanca Online boosts live DSNG broadcasts with ATEME Kyrion
By: Fergal Ringrose
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 3:51 pm

Casablanca Online, the biggest video service provider for live broadcasting in Brazil, has upgraded its DSNG fleet with ATEME’s Kyrion encoders and decoders.  A long-time user of ATEME’s technology, Casablanca Online places its trust again in the leader of video delivery infrastructure to offer the most advanced contribution solutions — including HEVC encoding technology as part of the DSNG fleet — to its national and international customers.

Based on ATEME’s fifth generation STREAM compression engine, the Kyrion encoder/decoder provides the best baseband video quality at minimum bitrates. This solution has been designed for contribution over satellite and IP networks, with added value features such as ultra-fast-boot, ultra-low latency, and ABR output.

“Casablanca Online is committed to offering tailor-made, exclusive solutions to its customers. We differentiate ourselves through our constant search for innovation, and for that reason we selected ATEME. They have a strong reputation for successfully delivering technological innovations to the broadcast industry,” said Alex Pimentel, general manager at Casablanca Online.

“ATEME currently offers the most advanced implementations of the MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 and HEVC/H.265 codecs — another reason we were so keen to work alongside them. The company’s Kyrion solutions meet market demand in terms of latency, modulation and bandwidth savings: HEVC encoding technology paired with DVB-S2x provides efficiency savings of 50%. We are now able to take advantage of better video compression with far less bandwidth, while also improving the video quality in terms of resolution, contrast and colour.”