France Télévisions develops FranceTV Pluzz multiscreen offer with Anevia

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
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PARIS, France — Anevia, a leader in video streaming and infrastructure solutions for OTT, live TV and Video on Demand (VoD), today announced that French public national TV broadcaster France Télévisions chose ViaMotion to power their new multiscreen platform.

Francetv Pluzz is a highly popular TV portal in France, where 5 premium channels (France 2, France 3, France 4, France 5 and France Ô) and 9 overseas channels content can be viewed and shared on demand. The strategic importance of managing this platform in-house due to time-to-market and technology control purposes led France Télévisions to select the ViaMotion Plus from Anevia.

ViaMotion’s flexible architecture was a clear driver behind the public broadcaster’s decision as it allows them to gain full control over operations and contents internally while easily supporting their multi-CDN ecosystem.

“We selected Anevia because of its wide range of functionalities onto the same platform,” explains Alain Buzzacaro, CTO, at France Télévisions, “ViaMotion’s flexibility and scalability were equally important to us in the long run in order to innovate today, and also tomorrow: with ViaMotion on board, we can evolve our platform easily and launch new value-added services. With this implementation, we are one of the first broadcaster to offer added-valued services on our live streams like subtitles, audio-description and multi-language support. ”

France Télévisions’ viewers are therefore about to benefit from an enhanced multiscreen experience and a wide range of value-added video services and features, each powered by a platform that isn’t just innovative today but continually innovated for tomorrow.

“We are extremely proud to partner on such a strategic project with the French public national TV broadcaster France Télévisions,” Damien Lucas, EVP and Co-Founder, concludes. “Anevia is becoming an obvious choice for broadcasters willing to enrich and deploy their TV services rapidly through a simplified access to continued innovation.”