Arkena (formerly TDF Media Services), the global media services business, has appointed BroadStream Solutions, the global broadcast solutions provider, to support the European growth of its playout business. The company will use BroadStream’s OASYS integrated playout solution to provide current and future customers with a range of new playout-related services.
Arkena supports media and telecoms companies, content owners and enterprise clients manage their video content – adapting and delivering it on every screen. The business already provides a range of custom services to fit clients’ needs (including disaster recovery, occasional operating needs and event-driven or short-lived channels), but wanted a cost-effective and scalable server system to provide customers with a new range of playout services. It required an integrated system that was easy to deploy and also had graphics, subtitle insertion, audio shuffling and redundancy features built in.
Mickael Drouet, Vice President of Broadcast Engineering at Arkena, explains: “We undertook a benchmark study and evaluated a range of the ‘Channel in a Box’ solutions available, but when we came across BroadStream’s OASYS product we knew we’d found the right solution for us. We initially used it for a number of smaller existing customers and it worked so well that we have begun migrating larger channel customers too. OASYS is also so quick to deploy and scalable that it’s the perfect solution to help with the growth strategy for our playout business, including in Eastern Europe.”