NRK taps Arkena for CDN services

Norwegian public broadcaster NRK has signed a contract with Arkena to provide CDN services for its streaming activities alongside two other vendors. In 2014, NRK streamed 120 petabytes of data to its audience, and this year NRK expects volume to be over 200 petabytes. “NRK is Norway’s largest and most experienced purchaser of CDN services […]

Half of Nordic streamers use SVoD services

More than half of all streaming video users in the Nordics (52%) pay for a subscription streaming service, according to new research by media services provider Arkena. The TDF Group-owned firm’s latest Nordic Video Index report said that a growing number of Nordic households are using video-on-demand services as a complement to linear TV selection, […]

Dubai Media chooses Arkena’s Cloud4Media

Dubai Media has chosen French media services provider Arkena France to provide technology to support its drive towards a fully automated tapeless content acquisition workflow. Arkena will supply its Cloud4Media solution, which will be integrated into Dubai Media’s existing workflow, ensuring content will be available for cross-department usage and editing before airing, according to Arkena. […]

Arkena and Intertrust agree OTT delivery deal

Arkena and Intertrust Technologies Corporation have formed a partnership to deliver premium OTT services.  Under the agreement, Arkena’s new OTT Service Manager will include technology components from Intertrust’s SyncTV platform and DRM from Intertrust’s ExpressPlay service. ExpressPlay is a cloud-based DRM provider based on the studio-approved Marlin protection technology. “Intertrust’s partnership with Arkena unites two […]

TF1 chooses Arkena for VoD service

Arkena has been chosen by TF1 Video to provide the platform for its video-on-demand service MyTF1VOD. Arkena is offering a platform that integrates all the workflows of MyTF1VOD service, including content preparation with the secured Cloud4Media solution, back-office, management of the PlayReady and Marlin DRM protection, Content Delivery Network (CDN) and apps, managed in collaboration […]

Fox International Channels renews French playout deal

Fox International Channels (FIC) has renewed a broadcast services contract with TDF Group-owned Arkena for the playout of Voyage HD and Nat Geo Wild HD in the French market.  Arkena has been providing playout services to FIC France since June 2000. In addition to playout, the contract consolidates the operation and maintenance of the channels’ […]

Sevilla FC taps TDF’s Arkena for online video platform

Football club Sevilla FC, the winner of yesterday’s Europa League championship final in Turin, has selected TDF Group unit Arkena to provide its online video platform to live-stream its 24-hour TV channel SFCTV. Arkena is also supporting the delivery of on-demand content including interviews and other exclusive footage. SFCTV is already available on IPTV and […]

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 […]