Rede Record de Televisão completes its first commercial deployment of HD-SAT in the State of Sao Paulo.

ATEME and STI Telecom announced today the successful delivery of a turnkey High Definition distribution platform for TV Record. Installed in São Paulo, the fully redundant satellite uplink system integrated by STI Telecom includes ATEME Kyrion encoders and decoders. It is broadcasting TV Record’s High Definition free to air channel all over Brazil via Star One´s C2 Satellite. This is just the first of many projects by TV Record to accelerate the expansion of their High Definition TV service to all Brazilian states and cities.

This satellite uplink was designed by our engineering team to distribute TV Record´s main High Definition TV signal to all our affiliates, to feed our terrestrial UHF Digital re-transmitters, and also to reach TV Record´s audience in rural areas of Brazil”, explained José Marcelo Amaral, CTO of Rede Record.

For this first HD-SAT deployment, we were looking for a committed partner that could offer best of breed technology and professional integration and support services; ATEME and STI Telecom’s experience of both DVB and ISDBT standards was a decisive factor in our selection” added Mister Amaral.

Raul E. Rivera, Director of Sales for Latin America at ATEME, commented “This is the first commercial deployment of HD-SAT for TV Record, and it is really exciting for us to participate in bringing pristine high definition quality content free to air to rural communities. Undertaking such project would not have been possible without the expertise and support of our partner STI Telecom, a true extension of our engineering team.

About Rede Record
Rede Record de Televisão is the oldest TV network in Brazil and one of the most popular in terms of audience. It owns TV stations in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasília, Belo Horizonte, Goiânia, Salvador, Belém, and Florianópolis.

About ATEME
ATEME is a world leading provider of MPEG-4 / H.264 and MPEG-2 bandwidth efficient compression technology. ATEME encoding solutions are deployed widely for broadcast contribution links, ISDBT and DVB digital television, multi-screen IPTV, OTT and VOD applications. www.ateme.com

About STI Telecom
STI Telecom was founded in Rio de Janeiro in 2005. Specialized in the integration of broadband systems and the development of turn-key solutions for transmitting video, audio and data, STI has acquired a considerable experience of broadcasting over satellite and terrestrial networks. www.stitelecom.com.br