ATEME has been chosen by du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunication Company (EITC) and a leading telecom operator in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), to provide it with solutions for major OTT and DTH/IPTV projects.
Its OTT platform will implement ATEME’s geo-redundant TITAN Live encoder for 610 channels in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, as well as ATEME’s TITAN File transcoder for offline encoding. Meanwhile, its DTH platform will employ a TITAN headend based on ATEME’s TITAN Edge IRD, Titan Live encoder and Statmux, which will provide du’s DTH platform 28 bouquets based on 220 main channels and 220 backup channels to better serve its IPTV platform and affiliates.
Commenting on the development, Saleem AlBlooshi, CTO, du, said: “These new initiatives cement our long-standing relationship with ATEME, with whom we have previously worked together on a DR DTH project. Throughout the partnership, we’ve benefited from ATEME’s large local presence, which ensures we have the support we need to execute these projects successfully. du fully trusts ATEME’s solutions to provide the high video quality at low latency that our customers deserve”.
Razik Zaghlouli, regional sales director, ATEME, added: “We are pleased to be able to offer continued support to du as it realizes new projects to improve its offering across the UAE. Our disruptive business model is unmatched within the industry and this is a key factor in the success of our partnerships as we are able to ensure our solutions meet not only the current needs of our customers, but also any future requirements”.