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France Télévisions selects Arkena for catch-up service

France Télévisions has selected Arkena’s technical platform to optimise its catch-up TV offering, francetv pluzz.

France Télévisions has selected Arkena’s technical platform to optimise its catch-up TV offering, francetv pluzz.

Having launched its francetv pluzz on several boxes, on the internet and on all connected screens, France Télévisions was looking to optimise the management of its contents to make it available more quickly to the TV viewers.

The media group each month publishes several thousands of hours of on-demand programming and chose Arkena’s tapeless content management services (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.

The Arkena platform has been 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,” said Stéphane Van Bosterhaudt, CTO of France Télévisions Editions Numériques. “Thus, we needed a partner capable of handling each month a high volume of media to target different platforms.”

Gregory Samson, VP sales media and telecom, added: “France Télévisions is a dynamic and innovative group. We have already worked together for Salto, the service enabling to restart a programme from the beginning available on HbbTV, and we are delighted that the group renewed its confidence in Arkena. We are proud to support France Télévisions in the multiscreen development of its on-demand services.”

After France Télévisions Distribution, France Télévisions Editions Numériques is the second department in the group to entrust its content management to Arkena.

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