Vivendi chooses Steamroot to power OTT

Streamroot, a specialist in hybrid OTT video delivery, has entered into an agreement to help Vivendi, the French multinational mass media conglomerate, deliver large-scale OTT video content through its patented Streamroot DNA service.

With a wide-ranging multimedia offering that includes Universal Music Group, Dailymotion, Gameloft and Canal+ Group, Vivendi has faced mounting delivery costs from traditional CDN as the appetite for OTT video continues to increase exponentially. In a quest to ensure profitable growth while offering a differentiating service for its flagship VoD platforms and live sports and TV streaming channels, Vivendi is implementing Streamroot DNA to improve quality of experience and cut operating cost across group companies.

“At Vivendi, we strive to maintain and fortify our position by combining the best content at the highest quality regardless if we deliver via satellite or over-the-top. To offer high quality experiences and manage ever growing audiences for OTT, we needed a partner that understood these challenges,” explains Philippe Rivas, VP, Distribution Technology at Canal+ Group. “Streamroot not only offers consistently high quality across group companies and user platforms, but also unlocks great value with its disruptive business model. This agreement is highly strategic for our group,” Rivas adds.

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