France Télévisions taps Arkena for SVOD plan

France Télévisions has chosen Arkena to provide transcoding capability for its planned – and much delayed – SVOD offering. Arkena’s content management system, Cloud4Media , will receive media files, and check, prepare and deliver them in all formats necessary for distribution across multiple devices. “It is the recognition of a strong expertise in OTT and […]

Edwige taps Arkena for Edgy TV European launch

Canadian online magazine Edwige Magazine has tapped Arkena for the launch of its Edgy TV channel in the European market. The female-skewed channel, which covers music, fashion, beauty, decoration and current trends and is aimed at 20-65 year-olds, launched on Luxembourg operator Post Télécom’s TV service in December. Arkena is supplying content management services for […]

Arkena to showcase new OTT platform

Media services provider Arkena is demonstrate a new OTT platform at IBC. The company describes Cloud4TV as an open, cloud-based video distribution platform enabling content owners and broadcasters to distribute their content to their audience on any connected device. Cloud4TV is designed to enable big broadcasters as well as smaller organizations to set up OTT […]

Arkena and Akamai agree content delivery partnership

Media services company Arkena has agreed a partnership deal with content delivery network (CDN) services firm Akamai. The agreement is designed to accelerate rollout of advanced media services worldwide and is part of Akamai’s NetAlliance Programme. The deal will see Arkena combine its live and on-demand media management services with the scale and reach of […]

Hubee hires Arkena executive as CEO

Interactive TV technology provider Hubee has named Jean Sebastien Petit as its new CEO. Petit was previously chief operating officer at TDF Group-owned Arkena. At Hubee he will work closely with Frédéric Pie, Chairman and founder of the company, to strengthen its business development and operational activities globally. “Choosing Jean Sebastien to tackle the ambitious […]

Trace taps Arkena for SVoD platform

Youth-oriented programmer Trace has tapped media services provider Arkena to deliver an end-to-end OTT platform to support Trace Play, the group’s new subscription video-on-demand service. As previously reported by Digital TV Europe, Trace is launching an SVoD service with a range of original and curated content related to urban and black culture via the web […]

Arkena taps NexGuard for digital watermarking

Media services and technology provider Arkena has integrated NexGuard’s NexGuard Pre-Release watermarking system in its Cloud4Media content management platform. NexGuard Pre-Release  is based on file embedder and manager. The NexGuard file embedder adds a unique video watermark to each copy of the content as part of an automated process. The watermarking technology adds digital markers […]

France Télévisions partners with Arkena on OTT

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. […]

Arkena taps Conviva for OTT analytics

Media services group Arkena has turned to OTT audience analytics and quality assurance specialist Conviva to provide data from its Global Intelligence Report to help it expand its busienssin france and the Nordic markets. Conviva said its report, based on analysis of 50 billion streams across the globe annually, providing insights into changing consumer expectations, […]

TDF names media services chief

French transmission services provider TDF has named Aymeric de Cardes as director of its media services division, comprising Arkena and Mediamobile. De Cardes replaces Julien Seligmann, who has left the company. He will report to CEO Olivier Huart and will joint TDF’s management committee. De Cardes was previously head of M&A and corporate development and […]