Brazil’s Casablanca Online Upgrades DSNG Fleet with ATEME Kyrion Encoders, Decoders

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 has once again selected ATEME advanced contribution solutions – including HEVC encoding technology as part of the DSNG fleet – for 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, according to the company. 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,” says 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.”

“We’re very happy to have been selected by a company such as Casablanca Online. They are recognised as one of the most important providers of live satellite transmissions in Brazil,” says Gustavo Dutra country manager Brazil for broadcast and content provider market at ATEME. “After using ATEME encoders and decoders to cover carnival parties from Salvador and Rio in 2013, the World Cup in 2014, the 2015 Copa America in Chile and the Rio Olympics last year in Brazil, Casablanca Online has placed its trust in us again and chosen our high quality and cost-effective contribution solutions to renew their DSNG fleet in Latin America.  The ARQ support that’s integrated into the Kyrion encoder/decoder will also enable seamless contribution over the internet. Once more, we have provided Casablanca Online with a complete solution for transmitting live video content. ”


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