Ateme’s HE-MPEG2 Enables Mux Density Increase

Ateme, following work with ATSC groups, cable operators and others, has introduced a High Efficiency MPEG 2 (HE-MPEG2) codec. The new codec is compatible with MPEG2-compliant decoders, including legacy STBs. The system enables ATSC stations to increase their mux density to 30%, without affecting video quality – or maintain their current line-up and lower mux bit rates. The codec is available now on the Titan pure software encoder-transcoder.