24i, the video streaming expert, has been selected to provide its end-to-end streaming platform to Cinessance, the first globally-accessible video on demand platform dedicated to French cinema.
Cinessance is the first video on demand platform of French cinema, accessible anywhere in the world. The service will feature French films across a wide range of genres, with consumers able to choose between renting individual titles and taking out a monthly subscription plan. It plans to launch its service in the US and Canada later this year with a library of hundreds of classic and modern movies which will be available on web browsers, Android and iOS, with support for casting via Chromecast and AirPlay.
24i will supply its Smart Video backend, Smart Apps front-end applications and Backstage content and application management interface, together with CDN services. This fully cloud-based solution covers all elements of the Cinessance end-to-end workflow from content ingest and management to the applications on multiple devices.
Cinessance will target the hundreds of million French speakers worldwide and Francophiles who are interested in French culture and will benefit from the English subtitles on offer at launch. The company plans to expand to add further devices, additional international markets and a catalogue of up to 500 titles in 2022.
Clément Monnet, Founder and CEO of Cinessance, said: “We were looking for a one-stop-shop that would cover all of our technical needs in a single solution. We were impressed with 24i’s strong OTT track record and the usability of both their video streaming applications and the Backstage management interface.”
Joachim Bergman, CEO of 24i, said: “We are delighted to partner with Cinessance and offer them an end-to-end cloud solution that will enable them to launch fast and scale to support the growth of their exciting new video on demand service to a market that’s currently underserved by the leading international streaming providers. The project really showcases the end-to-end capabilities of our pre-integrated streaming solutions.”