ATEME Names New Vice President of Marketing

ATEME(TM) SA, a world leader in MPEG-4 video compression solutions, announced that Sylvain Riviere has joined the management team as Executive Vice President of Marketing – a new position for the company. Mr. Riviere joins ATEME’s operational leadership as the company also welcomes the founder of the billion-dollar Iliad Group (Paris Bourse Ticker:ILD), Mr. Xavier Niel, to its Board of Directors.

An industry veteran with years of hands-on experience in marketing, management and video compression technology, Mr. Riviere joins ATEME with the mandate to apply all of these areas of expertise to his position within the company. He is specifically in charge of ATEME’s worldwide corporate and product marketing, as well as helping to implement a new solutions focus for ATEME technologies and products in Broadcast and Broadband market segments.

Prior to ATEME, Mr. Riviere was the Senior Director of Product Marketing for BigBand Networks (NASDAQ: BBND), a leading California-based provider of broadband multimedia infrastructure for video, voice and data. Before this, Mr. Riviere was a Senior Group Manager at Harmonic, Inc., and was also with MPEG pioneer FutureTel as Director of Product Marketing.

“Sylvain brings a wealth of marketing and industry expertise to our company, plus an international perspective and vision that is critical as we continue to grow ATEME’s worldwide business,” said Michel Artieres, CEO of ATEME. “Sylvain’s specific experience in both video compression and broadcast technology will also help ensure a successful worldwide launch of our Kyrion(R) family of HD encoders and transcoders, as well as future solutions. We are extremely pleased to welcome him to our management team and look forward to his support and counsel moving forward.”

“I am very excited to be joining ATEME, especially as the company introduces new solutions and technologies that redefine what is possible with MPEG-4,” said Mr. Riviere. “ATEME has world-class products and technologies that have already been adopted by leading companies in broadcast, video security and consumer electronics – enabling a solution focus across the company will bring ATEME even greater success moving forward.”

ATEME is a world-leading provider of MPEG-4 / H.264 video compression solutions. ATEME’s renowned technology supports both standard and HD content, deployed across any platform – from mobile to Ultra HD. ATEME provides broadcasters, telcos and security providers with unmatched compression quality while simultaneously licensing its unique MPEG technology and expertise to select vendors.

ATEME(TM) and Kyrion(R) are trademarks and registered trademarks of ATEME SA.