Foxtel can now acquire any global content and convert it to meet Australian TV formats.
PARIS, FRANCE, August 1, 2023 — Ateme, a global leader in video compression, delivery, and streaming solutions with innovation at its core, and Foxtel, the largest pay TV provider in Australia, today announced the deployment of a standards conversion service enabling Australians to enjoy TV content from around the world. The Foxtel-owned service, based on Ateme’s content acquisition and distribution solutions through the TITAN suite, acquires content from around the world and converts it to Australian TV standards nationwide via two data centers in Sydney.
The fully IP-enabled platform is based on dual-site redundancy and offers the ability to ingest any channel to simultaneously produce multiple streams in real-time, enable closed captioning, and deliver live video compression for the converged head-end for broadcast, DTH, and OTT. The scalable software-centered content acquisition and distribution solutions feed both Foxtel’s own and other TV services in Australia and leverage Ateme’s continuous research and innovation in video quality, allowing for evolution as new video standards are adopted by the industry.
“Acquiring international content and converting it to local standards can be a complex undertaking, given the varying video standards used worldwide, and different frame rates and resolutions add to the complexity,” said Matthew Carter, Head of Broadcast Engineering and Projects at Foxtel. “We needed a solution that would simplify the task and facilitate closed captioning. Ateme’s full-IP solution met these needs, making our workflow simple, efficient, and scalable, while ensuring business continuity. It was a pleasure to work with their local team to deploy our future-proof content acquisition and distribution service.”
“With increasing competition for viewers, serving the right content is essential,” said Ramesh De Silva, Sales Director, Oceania, at Ateme. “We are excited to continue our development in Australia and are honored to have collaborated with Foxtel to enable a global content offering to Australian viewers. We will continuously support Foxtel in its holistic digital transformation to sustain its leadership in the Australian market.”
Ateme is a global leader of video compression and delivery solutions, helping tier-one content providers, service providers and streaming platforms boost their viewers’ engagement and reduce churn.
Leveraging an R&D task force that is unique in the video industry, Ateme’s solutions power sustainable TV services, improve end-users’ quality of experience, optimize the total cost of ownership of TV/VOD services, and generate new revenue streams based on personalization and ad insertion. Beyond offering technological agility, Ateme partners with its customers, offering flexible business models that match their financial priorities.
Find out more: www.ateme.com.
The Foxtel Group is Australia’s leading subscription television company with more than 4.5 million subscribers. We provide the best range of Australian and international movies, entertainment, lifestyle, documentaries, news and sport through a range of broadcast and streaming services to suit the needs of every Australian. Our three retail brands include Foxtel, our premium all in one place entertainment service, Kayo Sports Australia’s leading sports streaming service with over one million subscribers, and BINGE, our entertainment streaming service. The Foxtel Group also includes Fox Sports, our sports production company, and Foxtel Media, our innovative advertising sales business.