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France Télévisions chooses MEDIAGENIX

October 14, 2020

French public broadcaster France Télévisions has chosen Whats’on — the BMS by MEDIAGENIX — to replace their current Broadcast Management Systems and manage all their linear channels and on-demand services in a unified process.

With more than 9,000 employees and operating multiple TV channels on international, national, regional and local levels France Télévisions is the biggest broadcaster in France in terms of size, produced programmes and global ratings. Their current Broadcast Management Systems are used by over 1,000 users, but need replacing.

Guillaume Postaire, Media Factory Director France Télévisions, said: “Our Broadcast Management Systems were built more than 10 years ago, two of them in-house. They need rethinking to cope with the current standards and enable the development strategy and ambitions of France Télévisions. After scouring the market we realised that a vendor solution was a viable option and initiated a public tender process.”

François-Xavier Schlesser, MEDIAGENIX Business Development Manager, added: “After over 15 intensive online meetings in the midst of the pandemic, in excess of 30 videos, more than 80 documents and a 280 page reply to the requirement list, we were very happy to hear that MEDIAGENIX was elected the preferred choice of France Télévisions.”

Hakim Atman, Directeur des moyens des Antennes et des Programmes, France Télévisions, said: “We chose Whats’on for its multi-functional versatility, robustness, openness and configurability. The collaborative and can-do mindset of the MEDIAGENIX team also weighed in the decision.”

Postaire concluded: “The product architecture and roadmap — including web interface and SaaS model — confirm the solution’s capacity to evolve.”

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