Media services provider Arkena, part of the TDF Group has agreed a strategic partnership with Content Delivery Network (CDN) services specialist Akamai. Part of Akamai’s NetAlliance Program (NAP), the partnership aims to accelerate the deployment of advanced media services worldwide.
By combining its live and on-demand media management services with the scale and reach of Akamai’s global CDN, Arkena will be able to offer clients a complete solution to deliver high-quality video across networks and connected devices.
As part of the agreement, Arkena will also integrate Akamai’s global CDN services with its cloud-based OTT platform. The platform is designed to support media industry customers such as broadcasters, content owners and telecom operators. It will facilitate the fast and easy deployment of multiscreen OTT services, prioritising video quality and ensuring customer satisfaction with Arkena’s full end-to-end services.
Working together, Arkena and Akamai plan to help media companies provide video services with an optimised broadcast multiscreen quality of experience with a larger footprint.
“Since the beginning, video quality and customer experience have been at the heart of Arkena,” commented Ivan Dulguerian, Chief Marketing Officer at Arkena. “The OTT video market is growing rapidly worldwide and our partnership with Akamai will allow us to reach new territories and extend our footprint with best of breed quality for end users.”
“We are delighted to partner with Arkena and help our joint customers to deliver their OTT video and other content at a high quality wherever and whenever users want,” added Florence Hoppenot, Head of EMEA Channels & Alliances at Akamai. “Arkena supports many key media customers and entrusts us to deliver high quality media into a growing number of territories.”