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beIN renews deal with Alpha Networks, Cognacq-Jay Image

February 16, 2022

Alpha Networks, a provider of software solutions for the video distribution market, and Cognacq-Jay Image, a service provider in the media industry for playout, head-end, and digital platforms, have announced that beIN Media Group has extended the contract for development, maintenance and support of its OTT platform for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), adding two extra years to the already long-term partnership.

The extension will mark a transition from a hybrid B2C/B2B to a B2B only approach for the global sports and entertainment giant, beIN Media Group.

Thanks to a complete solution, Alpha Networks’ Tucano APIs are connected to a large number of front-end providers and payment gateways, allowing beIN’s OTT platform, beIN Connect, to now address several operators and satellite operators in the MENA region.

Speaking on this extension, Faisal Al Raisi, Manager of Digital Projects at beIN Media Group MENA, said: “We are delighted to continue our long-standing collaboration with Cognacq-Jay Image and Alpha Networks which was established seven years ago. We trust their technological expertise and value the quality of service they offer, especially during major events. This extension of our successful partnership allows our OTT platform, beIN Connect, to continue delivering our expanded digital content, including the latest and exclusive sports and entertainment programming to our subscribers across the region

Faisal Al Raisi, Manager of Digital Projects at beIN Media Group, said:” Alpha Networks is an established company specializing in innovative solutions for media companies and operators worldwide. Through its comprehensive modular software Tucano, which allows out-of-the-box integration with video infrastructure and metadata providers, the company enables swift integration with any legacy system.

“At Alpha Networks, we are extremely grateful for the trust beIN Media Group has in our work and commitment. We are also very proud to see that our primary product, Tucano modular software, successfully supports one of the best solutions for sports distributions worldwide, counting millions of application downloads”, added Guillaume Devezeaux, CEO at Alpha Networks

As global system integrator for beIN, Cognacq-Jay Image provides the entire platform including Alpha Networks’ technologies as well also head-end services, streams security and 24/7 operations services.

“At Cognacq-Jay Image, we are proud to provide beIN Media Group with a platform which reflects our know-how and capability to deliver complex projects. We also maintained a high level of QoS and our capability to manage such a service with our partners over the years was the key to success. We are deeply grateful for the trust beIN Media Group has placed in us,” commented Philippe Bonpunt, General Manager at Cognacq-Jay Image.

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