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Cyfrowy Polsat equips ATEME head end

27 August 2012
Cyfrowy Polsat equips ATEME head end

DTH operator Cyfrowy Polsat has chosen ATEME’s Kyrion encoder platform for a video and radio head end delivering a pay mobile TV service over DVB-T technology across Poland. The service is based on a new DVB-T multiplex delivering simultaneously in MPEG-4 Standard Definition (SD) to set-top boxes, and at lower resolutions to smartphones or other mobiles via a DVB-T/Wi-Fi gateway. The mobile TV service will also give access to free-to-air digital multiplexes in addition to Cyfrowy Polsat’s pay TV multiplexes. This was the first deployment of ATEME’s SR1000 rate allocator, which features statistical multiplexing for optimal multiple channel delivery within a confined bandwidth; in this case 24.88 Mbps for eight TV channels in SD, 14 TV channels compressed in lower resolution for mobile devices and 12 radio programmes. The new head end comprises Kyrion AM2102 encoders including complete interoperability through support for MPEG-4 part 10/ H.264 standards, and the ability to be upgraded to HD.

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