France Télévisions partners with Arkena on OTT

francetv pluzz (300x300)France Télévisions has partnered with media services group Arkena to optimise the management of its OTT catch-up TV service FranceTV Pluzz.

Arkena will take charge of media transcoding and audio, subtitles and video treatments before the OTT service is delivered through a CDN, with France Télévisions publishing “several thousands of hours of on-demand programmes” per-month.

The Arkena platform is integrated with France Télévisions Editions Numériques’ internal solution, which allows real-time monitoring of content requests.

FranceTV Pluzz is available online, on connected devices and on several set-top boxes. France Télévisions said that through the Arkena deal, it aims to optimise the management of its content to make it available more quickly to TV viewers.

“We want to offer our viewers a large diversity of content. Thus, we needed a partner capable of handling a high volume of media each month to target different platforms,” said Stéphane Van Bosterhaudt, chief technology officer of France Télévisions Editions Numériques.