Streamroot, the leading provider of distributed delivery for OTT video, and France Télévisions, the French national public television broadcaster, announced today that they had successfully partnered to stream the world’s premier annual professional cycling event.
With original and curated international, national and regional content that ranges from 24/7 news to films, series and TV shows, France Télévisions operates six national tv channels: Franceinfo, France 2, France 3, France 4, France 5 et France Ô, as well as the international channel TV5Monde.
Focusing greatly on innovation, France Télévisons invests in new technologies and formats to reinvent narratives and audience engagement, as well as deliver an impeccable entertainment experience to its viewers. Since 2011, the group offers thematic online services dedicated to news, sport, culture, education, youth and young adult. In 2017, it uncovered its new digital platform france.tv providing users direct access to a plethora of both live and on-demand content.
As a public channel, France Télévisions has been home to large-scale national and international political and cultural events, as well as major sporting tournaments. These often entail huge surges in audience numbers that can cause stress and congestion to even the most robust server infrastructures.
To reinforce capacity and promote a high-quality streaming experience on its digital platform, France Télévisions implemented Streamroot CDN Mesh Delivery during the world’s most celebrated bicycle race, which took place in France this July.
“Harnessing groundbreaking technologies to improve our offering and our viewers’ experience is key for France Télévisions. We were therefore very excited to partner with Streamroot,” explains Stéphane Van Bosterhaudt, CTO at France Télévisions Digital. “Moreover, our player dev team greatly appreciated the simplicity of the Streamroot integration and the highly available support we have received throughout our cooperation.”
“On the heels of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, we are proud to be powering video delivery for yet another globally-celebrated sporting event,” adds Streamroot CEO and Co-Founder Pierre-Louis Theron. “We’re happy to partner with France Télévisions and provide their viewers with a better streaming experience at the crucial moments, and look forward to collaborating on more high-rating live events in the future.”
About France Télévisions
France Télévisions is the French public Broadcaster and the biggest French audiovisual group with six national channels (France 2, France 3, France 4, France 5 and France Ô, France info), plus a strong regional and overseas network. At the core of the French TV offering, it captures more than one-third of the audience in France. Boasting a range of complementary, distinctive channels, the group offers a diverse range of programming, allowing viewers to choose from satellite, DTT, IPTV, Internet, mobile phones, tablets, etc. In this fast-changing environment, the number of different media is constantly increasing together with different types of usage. France Télévisions anticipates and adapts to new technologies in order to better satisfy viewers’ expectations and needs.
Streamroot is a leading provider of innovative OTT delivery technologies for media groups, content publishers and enterprise customers. Powering over 25 million video sessions every day, Streamroot CDN Mesh Delivery offers broadcasters a key competitive advantage through improved quality of service, greater audience reach and infinite delivery capacity with zero infrastructure investment. Plug-in free for viewers, Streamroot delivery solutions integrate seamlessly into broadcasters’ existing video workflows. Streamroot is supported on all major web and mobile platforms, as well as Android and iOS set-top boxes, providing the most comprehensive user coverage on the market.
Founded in 2013 in France, the company today benefits from top-tier VC funding and serves premier media groups from its offices in Paris, New York and Denver.