NovelSat and ATEME Join Forces to Offer Top Quality Video Solutions for Satellite Broadcasters

The companies have entered into an agreement to combine encoding/modulating packages to provide outstanding support for all broadcast standards and resolutions up to 4K.


Ra’anana, Israel, September 6, 2016 – NovelSat, a world leader in satellite transmission technology, and ATEME, a global leader in video compression solutions, have announced an agreement to pair the ATEME Kyrion high-quality broadcast video encoder with the NovelSat NS1000 Satellite Modulator. This technology partnership ensures that satellite broadcasting customers deliver the highest quality live and recorded video in the industry.

The innovative NovelSat NS1000 Satellite Modulator is designed for high demand satellite transmission. While supporting all satellite transmission standards, including DVB-S, DBV-S2 and DVB-S2X, it is the only system that also offers the NovelSat NS4 waveform, which delivers up to 45% higher spectral efficiency compared with DVB-S2.

Based on the ATEME fifth Generation STREAM compression engine, the Kyrion encoder provides the best baseband video quality at minimum bitrates. This solution has been designed for contribution over satellite and IP networks, with added value features such as ultra-fast-boot, ultra-low latency, and ABR output. The ATEME Kyrion offers a software upgradable HEVC encoding option to support UHD video streaming as well as legacy MPEG2 to H264 compressions.

“When two great technologies work together smoothly, they tend to strengthen one another,” said Yossi Aloni, CMO of ATEME. “This new partnership will offer a new level of quality for both ATEME and NovelSat customers.”

“Both the NovelSat satellite modulator and the ATEME Kyrion video encoders have a history of field-proven success,” said Efi Levinzon, NovelSat’s CPO. “These new, powerful packages, with both sets of technologies working together, make it easier for broadcasters to choose a complete satellite video solution.”

NovelSat and ATEME will be showing their satellite transmission technologies at IBC 2016, September 9-13 at the RAI Amsterdam. You can visit NovelSat at stand 3B26 in Hall 3 and ATEME at stand 1.D71 in Hall 1.


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