Next Step selects ATEME for HEVC DTH service in Thailand

Thursday, November 10th, 2016 
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Next Step Selects ATEME’s TITAN to Power the First HEVC DTH Service in Thailand

PARIS, MIAMI, SINGAPORE — ATEME announced today that Next Step, a Thai multi-channel DTH operator and distributor and the owner of Freeview HD and Good TV — a new HD DTH Free to Air satellite TV Platform— is using ATEME’s TITAN solution. TITAN will encode and transcode to H264 and HEVC formats SD and HD content for Next Step’s satellite Direct to Home (DTH) TV offering in the country.

ATEME provided Next Step with a complete video headend, which includes a software-based TITAN Live combined with a multi-function TITAN transcoder, as well as all necessary resources that are required for a high-quality service. ATEME’s TITAN solution is being used to encode and transcode more than 40 channels delivering the premium video quality to viewers and allowing Next Step to add more channels in a bandwidth efficient way in the near future.

TITAN is a virtualized software-based encoder-transcoder, designed for cable, DTH and OTT. It supports HEVC, H.264 and MPEG-2 codecs, with resolutions from mobile devices to 4K-UHD. It is a high-density solution that delivers the highest video quality at minimum bitrates. TITAN Live is a complete distribution solution: encoder, transcoder, multiplexer, statmux, packager and origin. With its powerful user interface, management system and extensive set of APIs, TITAN can easily integrate with any ecosystem, reducing time-to-market and OPEX.

“After testing several solutions, the bandwidth efficiency and impressive video quality offered by ATEME’s TITAN made a crucial difference,” says Amornphat Chomrat, managing director, Next Step. “Their solution matched perfectly with our installed equipment and our whole ecosystem. We found TITAN to be the right choice in terms of video quality and rapidly adopted it.”

Yoann POIZEAU, VP sales APAC of ATEME says: “We’re thrilled to be working with Next Step on their first major DTH HEVC headend project. They will be able to provide, through satellite distribution, unparalleled video quality at minimum bitrate and rapidly answer the demand for high quality content in the region.”