2014

Brunei Darussalam State Broadcaster Selects ATEME to Transmit International Channel Kyrion CM5000 Encoder Provides Enhanced Video Quality and Operational Efficiency

SINGAPORE, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- (Broadcast Asia, Marina Bay Sands, Booth #5A2-101) -- ATEME, a global leader in advanced video compression solutions for the broadcast industry, today announced that Radio Television Brunei (RTB) has selected the Kyrion CM5000 encoder to upgrade its digital transmission system.

NEWS FACTS:

  • State broadcaster RTB provides free-to-air television – Radio Television Brunei is noteworthy in the industry for its forward-thinking strategies and advanced engineering techniques. It began broadcasting radio programs in May of 1957 and launched the country's first color television service (previously there was no black & white service) in July of 1975.
  • Satellite uplink center relies on Kyrion – The broadcaster has provided 24/7 satellite uplink service since 2006. RTB4 International is delivered over Asia via the Asiasat 5 satellite. In order to facilitate the transmission of the daily RTB International program, RTB selected the Kyrion CM5000 encoder to upgrade the new configuration of its existing system.
  • Kyrion CM5000 provides satellite distribution with unique platform – Providing single or dual channel capabilities, built-in modulation and support for all MPEG-2/MPEG-4 video compression standards and profiles, the CM5000 is based on ATEME's unique FPGA design. It is fully upgradeable and future-proof, allowing broadcasters to benefit from the state-of-the-art in video compression technology with low latency and operational efficiency.

SUPPORTING QUOTE:
Pg Ismail Kifli, Supervisory Engineer for Transmission & Satellite Section, Radio Television Brunei, said:  "A broadcasting organization is defined by its engineering department. Our overall commitment to providing the highest-quality television to our viewers was a driving force in our selection of the Kyrion CM5000."

About ATEME:
ATEME is a world leading provider of HEVC / H.265, MPEG-4 / H.264 and MPEG-2 bandwidth efficient compression technology. ATEME encoding solutions are deployed widely for broadcast contribution links, distribution, multi-screen live streaming, OTT and VOD applications.  More information is available at www.ateme.com.

ATEME Press Contacts:
Dorota Bouskela ATEME Corporate Marketing T: +33 169-358-988 E: press@ateme.com
Kim Dearborn Nadel Phelan, Inc. T: +1-831-440-2407 E: kim@nadelphelan.com

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