Medias Services

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The Media Services division innovates and develops in high-growth new segments including new generation Mediamobile platform for road traffic data and digital solutions for content management and multi-screen distribution operated by Arkena.

 

 

Positioned at the heart of the "ongoing digital revolution", TDF has the potential to become a powerful driver of media convergence and improvement to content.

New terminals promote changes in consumption including video on demand, catch-up TV and multi-screens. TDF's primary challenge is to support this current explosion in home-based and mobile connected video and in future connected cars and public transport by offering new media services hosted on very high capacity and constantly available shared platforms.

To achieve our goal, we have many strengths – an acclaimed history, advanced expertise, a presence in the most advanced markets (France and Scandinavia), innovative subsidiaries - and we are transforming: by combining our solutions, we can produce the best technological environment possible for our customers and their own customers.

 

Current and future uses have evolved, and current TV viewers expect the same picture and sound quality on all terminals, with even more services and more user friendly! Building a hybrid offer that combines traditional and non-linear broadcasting in a coherent manner represents a real challenge, which we are working to resolve bit by bit in order to provide both high performance and userfriendly solutions for our customers.

 

A BOOMING OFFER

Media Services enables multi-screen video distribution to connected TVs, tablets, smartphones, game consoles and laptops thanks to a complete suite of video content management and broadcasting on connected terminals. The division supports content owners and broadcasters moving towards innovative over-the-top (OTT) and hybrid broadcast & broadband (HbbTV) broadcasting solutions.

Recent accomplishments include the "Salto" immediate replay service for France Télévisions, turn-key OTT platform for HBO Nordic etc.

 

PREPARING TODAY THE MEDIA UNIVERSE OF TOMORROW

A vast range of high-performance and highavailability offers based on the latest television standards: multi-screen, multiformat, maximum security, reaching as far as the future connected cars with offers and applications developed by Mediamobile.

Arkena

Cognacq-Jay Image, PSN, Qbrick and SmartJog announce 20th of January 2014, that they regroup all their activities under a single company and a new brand, "Arkena", creating one of Europe's largest media services companies.

Arkena brings together the skills and experience of 500 employees in 9 countries to create a European leader in content management and video services for the Media Industry.

 

By merging a wide range of complementary products, services and expertise, Arkena is fully embracing the concept of providing global solutions to better address the evolving needs of content-centric companies. With its strong experience in the broadcast world, multi-platform content management and delivery and a powerful network and systems infrastructure, Arkena provides market-leading solutions along with outstanding professional services. Arkena now covers the entire media services value chain: from Playout to Head-End services, from Content Delivery to Transcoding and Storage, from OTT Content Publication to Content Delivery Network.

 

For decades, Arkena's individual companies have been serving the media and telecom industries, by providing specialized technical services to manage their video content, adapt it to multiple formats and deliver it to all screens. By bringing all our services and expertise under the Arkena brand and organization we are ideally positioned to help the media industry adapt to constantly evolving market requirements by offering the most relevant solutions.

Mediamobile

Mediamobile is the no. 1 European broadcast operator of real time traffic news and travel services, present in France, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark and Poland. The company relies on the network of TDF, its parent company, for the distribution of its V-Traffic services.

 

The V-Traffic mobility assistance services deliver critical information in real time:

  • Traffic information: traffic conditions and traffic events (e.g. accidents, closures, road works etc.)
  • Journey time
  • Weather conditions, in partnership with Météo France.
  • Car park availability and prices, traffic webcams, location of service stations and more.

V-Traffic services can be accessed from anywhere:

  • Private or business vehicles
  • In the media: TV, radio, internet
  • From a GPS, mobile phone or tablet
  • On screens in public places

Expert in broadcast and connected services

In order to always deliver services matching market demand, Mediamobile operates various technologies as follows:

  • RDS-TMC, offering users a lifetime service without subscription
  • Connected services, marketed by mobile network 3G/ 3G+
  • Digital radio, the opportunity to offer new innovative services via TPEG protocol on DAB/DAB+ or DMB networks

A pan-European player with a local approach

The fact that Mediamobile is present in France, Germany, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Poland and its close alliances with the largest market players mean that V-Traffic solutions can be perfectly adapted to local issues and ready for deployment throughout Europe.

 

Customer references

Automotive manufacturers : Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Citroën, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Renault, Seat, Skoda, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, Volvo, Volkswagen…


Navigation solutions providers: Alpine, Amaryllo, Appello, Bosch, Clarion, Continental, Denso, Elektrobit, Kenwood, Garmin, Harman Becker, Logicom, Magneti Marelli, Mappy, Mitsubishi Electronics, Mio, NNG, United Navigation, Snooper, Sygic, Panasonic, Pioneer, Zenec...


Media, telecoms and other markets : Automobile Club, Autoliitto, Bluefox, Bouygues Telecom, Carrefour, ClearChannel, Effia, Flow, Gasum, Grandlille.tv, Göteborgsposten, Meteo France, MTG Radio, MTV Radiot, OpenEvents, Radio France, SBS Radio, Sita, Taxi G7, TF1, Vinci, Viparis…



To learn more, visit the Mediamobile and the V-Traffic websites.