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ENMA taps ATEME for Africa Cup of Nations

The Egyptian National Media Authority (ENMA) has tapped technology outfit Ateme to provide its converged ideo headend to cover the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, scheduled to take place from June 21 to July 19. 

Ateme has provided ENMA with a video headend based on its Kyrion encoders/decoders and Titan software multiplexer.

The system is installed at 12 sites across Egypt to feed ASI signals to DTT television transmitters and the G.703 E3 standard to the existing networks.

During the event, ENMA will use BISS-CA, the EBU Tech’s new standard for encryption EBU Tech 3292-s1. The standard developed by the EBU, in collaboration with industry players including ATEME, has been integrated into ATEME’s solutions to ensure secured transmission of ENMA’s feeds to the 12 sites, according to the company

ENMA is using Ateme’s technology, Kyrion’s compression capabilities and the software-based Tital solution, has allowed ENMA to install a video platform that provides exceptional TV channel encoding from SDI to ASI with video/audio synchronisation.

“Delivering the highest levels of service and quality to our customers is essential. Integrating ATEME’s Kyrion and Titan family will allow us to not only provide outstanding video quality to our customers for the Africa Cup of Nations, but also expand the range of our services in the future,” said Mervat Hassan, chairman of broadcast engineering, ENMA.

“We are happy to provide ENMA with a complete video headend. The implemented solution is flexible and future-proof. It is the ideal combination of performance and cost, allowing ENMA to meet its ambitious goals for high quality coverage of an event like the Africa Cup of Nations,” said Razik Zaghlouli, EMEA sales director, Ateme.