Globo Taps ATEME to Power 4K Content on New OTT Video Platform
Globo, the largest commercial TV network in Latin America, has deployed ATEME’s innovative TITAN stream processing system to power 4K content on its new OTT multi-screen services. The newly launched Globo Play services are available on smart TVs, PCs, smartphones and tablets. The first TV shows to benefit from this UHD resolution will be the 2014 mini-series Dupla identidade, followed by Ligações perigosas, which will air in January 2016.
The TITAN solution delivers the highest video quality at minimum bitrates for cable, DTT, DTH, and OTT. Utilizing high density software compression, TITAN is based on the ATEME fifth Generation STREAM compression engine, and runs on any operating system — Linux, Windows and virtual machines. TITAN is the ideal solution for converged headend, servicing main and multi-screen applications.
“Globo Play platform enhances our offering to our current customers by delivering their favorite shows live and on demand to any screen” says Marcelo Souza, Digital Media Technology Director at Globo “ATEME TITAN enables us to launch our UHD OTT service at minimal bitrates and at the same time, deliver high video quality.”
Gustavo Dutra, Brazil’s Country Manager at ATEME, says: “Working closely with Globo, we fine-tuned our TITAN solution to provide the highest quality service at minimal bit rate. Our global experience in OTT UHD deployments led to a seamless integration with TV Globo eco-system, from the CDN to mobile device players and smart TVs. ATEME’s solutions offer the industry-leading video quality, scalability, and growth options that will support TV Globo’s continued development for the years to come.”