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Traded asEuronextATEME
Founded1991; 28 years ago (1991)
FounderMichel Artières, Dominique Edelin
Vélizy, near Paris, France
Area served
ProductsVideo Compression, TITAN, Kyrion
Number of employees
110 in 2013

ATEME is a French broadcast equipment company specialized in video compression H.265 / HEVC; MPEG4; MPEG2 encoding / decoding solutions for contribution links, distribution, multi-screen live streaming, OTT and VOD applications. The company founded in 1991 is headquartered in Vélizy near Paris, France,[1] and has offices in the US (Miami, Los Angeles), China (Beijing) and Korea (Seoul). The company has a worldwide resellers network and operates globally with clients in more than 60 countries.

ATEME is responsible for the codec research part of the French government funded 4EVER project started in June 2012, along with France Télévisions, Orange and others.[2] This project aims at demonstrating the benefits of the HEVC codec technology. HEVC reduces bandwidth needs dramatically and therefore simplifies HD content distribution on mobile devices as well as Ultra High Definition (Ultra HD) distribution at home and in cinemas.

ATEME presented its first HEVC for 4K Television / UHDTV encoding software at IBC 2012, a show taking place in Amsterdam.

ATEME's products include Kyrion series of Standard Definition (SD) and High Definition (HD) MPEG-2 and MPEG-4/AVC encoders and decoders, and the TITAN platform for VOD and live delivery over managed and unmanaged networks (OTT).

The company is a member of broadcasting associations such as DVB, SMPTE, NAB, SVG, VIDTRANS, iabm, ABU, WTA, SSPI.

Their solutions were adopted by various companies including DirecTV, Globecast, P&TLuxembourg, France Télévisions, Eutelsat, Cyfrowy Polsat, Taiwan Broadcasting System, Eurovision, Saudi Telecom, Calhoun Satellite Communications, 2SAT Europe, TrueVisions - Thailand, Digicable - India and others.

At Consumer Electronics Show 2015, Ateme has announced a partnership with Kolor and Finwe to deliver LiveSphere technology to tablets, smartphones and virtual-reality headsets.[3]


  1. ^ The Morgan Stanley and d&a European Technology Atlas 2005. D&a Hi-tech information Ltd. p. 63. ISBN 978-965-90293-5-8. Retrieved 29 May 2013.
  2. ^ "ATEME speaks on HEVC codec at MIPTV tradeshow". ATEME. Archived from the original on 28 June 2013. Retrieved 29 May 2013.
  3. ^ O'Halloran, Joseph. "CES 2015: ATEME takes LiveSphere to living room". Rapid TV News. European Television Guild. Retrieved 8 January 2015.

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