Korea Telecom Licenses ATEME H.264 File Encoder for MegaTV Service

ATEME(TM) SA, an acknowledged leader in standards-based video compression solutions, announced that ATEME’s world-leading encoding technology has been selected for exclusive use by Korea Telecom (Seoul) for their new MegaTV(TM) fiber-to-the-home service. This new service offers converged voice, data and IPTV service to homes throughout the Republic of Korea.

Korea Telecom has purchased a significant number of ATEME H.264 File Encoder licenses and will use ATEME technology exclusively to process all of the movies available on MegaTV.

Korea Telecom will be delivering a wide range of content – more than 2,000 hours per month – to its subscribers, using the acclaimed ATEME technology to provide the highest-possible audio/video quality.

Korea Telecom Mega TV provides tens of thousands of on-demand titles and 28 interactive services, ranging from education to finance to instant messaging. An electronic program guide and user-created content are also available. Other KT Mega TV features include digital photos and personalized stock quotes, as well as up-to-date weather and sports information.

“We are very happy to select ATEME technology for our new Mega TV service,” said Young-Hyun Kim, Assistant Vice President of KT’s Media BU. “Through this license contract, KT will be able to supply the best-quality video to every home and lead in IPTV as well as the VoD market. This is a wonderful opportunity for KT to take a worldwide leadership role in converged services among telecommunication companies.”

“We are very excited to be the exclusive provider of H.264 encoding solutions to Korea Telecom’s new IPTV service,” said Sylvain Riviere, Vice President of Marketing for ATEME’s Broadcast and Broadband group. “The Republic of Korea has the best access network of high-speed broadband of any country on Earth, and Korea Telecom will be taking advantage of that network capacity to deploy a remarkable suite of IPTV services to their subscribers.”

KT is creating a world with ubiquitous, cutting-edge technology that goes beyond world-class broadband technology. KT, Korea’s top integrated wired/wireless communications service provider, has been Korea’s leader in the development of the information & communications business for the last 25 years. In that same time, it has helped turn Korea into an IT powerhouse with the world’s leading technology in the operation of broadband service. With the commercial launch of the world’s first wireless broadband service(WiBro), KT is paving the way for U-Korea with ubiquitous infrastructure through which people can share information wherever they are.

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) is a trademark of ATEME SA.