TDF merges media services units to form Arkena

French transmission provider TDF has merged its media services subsidiaries into a single company, Arkena.

The new division, comprising the former Cognacq-Jay Image, PSN, Qbrick and SmartJog units, will create “one of Europe’s largest media services companies”, according to TDF.

Arkena’s products and solutions cover a wide range of media services activities including playout, headend services, content delivery, transcoding and storage, OTT content publication and content delivery networks.

Arkena has a presence in eight European and countries and the US, and has over 1,500 customers according to the company.

Key products include linear playout and headend services, an OTT solution, Arkena Cloud4Media for file transfer, storage and transcoding of assets and Arkena OVP and CDN for publication and distribution of online video channels and non-linear content.

“For decades, Arkena’s individual companies have been serving the media and telecom industries, by providing specialized technical services to manage their video content, adapt it to multiple formats and deliver it to all screens. By bringing all our services and expertise under the Arkena brand and organization we are ideally positioned to help the media industry adapt to constantly evolving market requirements by offering the most relevant solutions,” said Julien Seligmann, CEO of Arkena.