More choice, more localisation, new technology for regional broadcaster
Helsinki, Finland, 22 September 2015 – Finnish technology company Booxmedia, part of the Amino group, today announced a new deal with Belgian broadcaster RTL to provide, install and maintain a full end-to-end cloud video-on-demand (VOD) platform.
The new service will include transactional and subscription services, live streams and catch-up libraries branded as RTL “a l’infini” with around 1000 hours of content including children’s programming, Hollywood series and local news and programmes specifically targeting southern Belgium’s predominantly French-speaking Wallonia and Brussels regions.
“Our collaboration with RTL shows how leading TV broadcasters are able to bring their customers the latest multiscreen technology and viewing choices securely over the Internet,” says Booxmedia CEO Jukka Sintonen.
“Our white label OTT platform, including content transcoding, is flexible in that it’s quick to install, can be operated in specialist regional markets and yet be fully branded by the broadcaster. In this case we’re also rolling out a customised user interface for RTL across multiple devices,” he says.
The new service will be available across a range of devices including iOS, Android, Samsung Smart TVs and web browsers.
“We chose Booxmedia because of their experience with leading broadcasters and the end-to-end capability to deliver a fully functioning cloud TV solution, explains Marc Lellouche, Head of Digital Sales and VOD at RTL Belgium. “But more than that, we are now able to offer our viewers an enhanced experience, meeting their expectations of what a modern-day broadcaster should be, providing content on-the-go at a time, and on a device, that is most convenient for them,” he adds.
RTL “a l’infini” will be launched at the end of September.
Founded in 2009, Booxmedia offers Europe’s leading scalable and high-performance cloud TV solutions for telecom operators and media companies. Booxmedia’s comprehensive and patented solutions cover media encoding, transcoding, recording, streaming and the ability to download all the ordering and payment options, as well as all major platforms like Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone, web browser, game consoles or smart TVs. Booxmedia technology has been developed to share safely and reliably television content to any Internet connected terminal device and use the service tens of thousands of consumers in Finland alone. In May 2015, Booxmedia was acquired by Amino Technologies plc, the leading IPTV/OTT solutions provider.
About RTL Belgium
RTL Group is the leading European entertainment network, with interests in 52 television channels and 29 radio stations and content production throughout the world. The television portfolio of Europe’s largest broadcaster includes RTL Television in Germany, M6 in France, the RTL channels in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Croatia, Hungary and Antena 3 in Spain. The Group also operates the channels RTL CBS Entertainment HD and RTL CBS Extreme HD in Southeast Asia. RTL Group’s families of TV channels are either the number one or number two in eight European countries. The Group’s flagship radio station is RTL in France, and it also owns or has interests in other stations in France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain and Luxembourg. RTL Group’s content production arm, FremantleMedia, is one of the largest international creators, producers and distributors of multi-genre content outside the US. With operations in 28 countries, FremantleMedia’s comprehensive global network is responsible for more than 10,000 hours of programming a year and distributes over 20,000 hours of content worldwide. Combining the catch-up TV services of its broadcasters, the multi-channel networks BroadbandTV, StyleHaul and Divimove as well as FremantleMedia’s more than 210 Youtube channels, RTL Group has become the leading European media company in online video. RTL Group also owns a majority stake in the programmatic video advertising platform SpotXchange. For more information, please visit RTLGroup.com and follow RTL Group on Twitter @rtlgroup.
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