ATEME, the provider of video delivery solutions for broadcast, cable TV, DTH, IPTV and OTT, has announced that Korean broadcaster KBS has selected its Kyrion encoders to update its legacy infrastructure, enabling broadcasting in high-quality MPEG-2 HD.
As the largest broadcaster in Korea, KBS operates a wide range of platforms to deliver nationwide terrestrial service – including four terrestrial and two satellite channels, plus seven radio and four DMB channels.
This infrastructure update brings several benefits, including: enabling high video quality and surround-sound audio, thanks to multi-channel audio support; it enables KBS to streamline its video/audio flows as well as its operations by combining three pieces of legacy equipment into just one encoder; it brings the stability introduced by SMPTE-310 configuration, while remaining compatible with KBS’ existing ATSC system; and it delivers a low latency, live broadcasting experience for Korea’s viewers.
Boyang An, Sales Director Korea, ATEME, commented: “The Korean broadcasting industry is rising up to the challenge of changing viewer expectations. For example, it has been at the forefront of adopting NextGen TV. It’s an exciting time for the industry and we are delighted to have this opportunity to help KBS ease their operations and provide viewers across Korea with an outstanding video quality through our Kyrion encoders.”
Su-ho Park, Media Planning Team Manager, KBS, added: “ATEME’s Kyrion encoders easily met our stringent set of business requirements – which is testament to their stability. In particular, the optimum video quality of the MPEG-2 HD technology has significantly strengthened our service offering to the Korean public.”