When Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic in the final of this year’s French Open tennis tournament, the match was broadcast live via satellite in Ultra High Definition using Ateme’s TITAN Any-to-Any carrier-grade video encoding/transcoding product. Ateme worked with France Télévisions, the French Tennis Federation (FFT) and Eutelsat to ensure that coverage of the tournament was uninterrupted.
According to Ateme, the event demonstrated the company’s ability to ensure full interoperability of UHD delivery over satellite, with TITAN Live receiving live video feed from the event’s UHD production via its 3G-SDI inputs, encoding with the HEVC codec and delivering a full single 4Kp50 stream below 30Mpbs. The feed was then uplinked on the Eutelsat EUT 5WA satellite.
The tournament also provided Ateme with the opportunity to capture content via LiveSphere, described as a 360° video broadcast solution for live entertainment, sporting events and television shows that provides an immersive experience for consumers on second screens. It will be available to in 2015.