ATEME is a global leader in HEVC, H.264, MPEG2 video compression solutions for broadcast, cable, DTH, IPTV and OTT. The company primarily targets bandwidth sensitive applications where its unrivalled compression efficiency delivers an increased quality of experience, while reducing its customers operating costs. Thanks to a pioneering commitment to standards and two decades of continued research investment, ATEME offers today the most advanced implementations of the MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 and HEVC/H.265 codecs. These in-house codecs are the pride of the company and the heart of ATEME’s products and solutions. The company addresses compression applications ranging from Ultra High Definition TV and 3D to web and mobile streaming.

ATEME originally stands for “Assistance Technique et Etudes de Materiels Electroniques”, or Technical Assistance and Design of Electronic Equipment in English. Founded in 1991 in Bièvres, near Paris, by Dominique Edelin and Michel Artières, the company started as a design house with a dozen employees. Today, ATEME employs over a hundred employees and is a worldwide leader in the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video compression market.


ATEME has maintained its research and development excellence over the years and has remained  at the front of new technology developments based on its R&D efforts. The company  was the first vendor to introduce a 10-bit encoding solution, which has proved to not only be successful in the contribution segment, but is also quickly becoming an important requirement industry-wide. ATEME was one of the first few encoder vendors to start demonstrating HEVC, and has continued to demonstrate advancements in market-ready HEVC products. In addition to continuing the development work on its HEVC codec, ATEME is also going the extra mile through its industry partnerships in interoperability testing and research and development projects. To prepare our customers, and the industry in general, on the next generation of compression technology, ATEME remains committed to ongoing research efforts. Our professionals are proud to share the results of our findings, as we continue to drive innovation in the broadcast industry.


  • Broadcast Industry