France Télévisions selects Arkena
April 29, 2015
Colin Mann @ TV Connect
France Télévisions has selected the technical platform of Arkena, an expert in the management of on-demand services, to optimise its catch-up TV offering in OTT on all connected devices, francetv pluzz.
Having launched its catch-up TV service on several boxes, on the Internet and all connected screens, France Télévisions wished to optimise the management of its contents to make them available more quickly to the TV viewers.
France Télévisions has deeply changed the architecture of its technical platform and appealed to Arkena for the set-up of its fully automated solution to accelerate the platform provisioning. Arkena takes on the media transcoding and the audio, subtitles and video treatments before the delivery through a CDN.
The public media group publishes each month several thousands of hours of on-demand programmes and chose to rely on the expertise of Arkena in tapeless content management (transcoding, audio and subtitles extraction, quality control …) to manage both the high volume of media to be processed and the complexity of formats and workflows.
Finally, the Arkena platform is integrated with France Télévisions Editions Numériques’ internal solution, which allows real-time monitoring of the requests.
“We want to offer our viewers a large diversity of content. Thus, we needed a partner capable of handling each month a high volume of media to target different platforms,” commented Stéphane Van Bosterhaudt, CTO of France Télévisions Editions Numériques.