Telecom Lead Europe: ATEME, a provider of advanced video compression solutions for the broadcast industry, has been selected by Korean digital broadcasting service provider CJ Powercast.
CJ Powercast has selected ATEME TITAN software platform to reduce complex workflow issues as part of its Video on Demand (VOD) and Catch-up TV content preparation services.
As a member of the CJ Entertainment Group, a well-known media conglomerate based in Seoul, Korea, CJ Powercast hosts 62 cable TV channels and provides post-production and digital content warehouse services.
CJ Powercast receives VOD assets in all types of formats including the Material eXchange Format (MXF). This is a common container format for professional digital video and audio media that is defined by a set of SMPTE standards. The company has a recurring need to stitch 3-4 of these 15-20 minute MXF files into a consistent one-hour video asset, a time-consuming, labor-intensive process.
By incorporating ATEME’s TITAN software platform, the company now has the ability to complete these tasks automatically within the transcoding process, with no quality alteration at the stitching points and without human intervention.
TITAN also helped the company increase efficiency and reduce labor costs by automating many of the time-consuming tasks associated in content preparation.
Since deploying the software, the company has launched the file delivery service to a number of cable and major IPTV operators, said Eunsook Wi, ATEME APAC operations manager.