Helsinki, 28.8.2019,Icareus has delivered its trusted broadcast platform Icareus Playout EPG to one of the leading news channels in the world, France24. Icareus Playout will be used to manage and distribute EPG data of the France 24 channels distributed via cable, satellite and DTT.
France24, the international news channel, broadcasts 24/7 to 355 million households around the world in French, Arabic, English and Spanish. The four channels have a combined weekly viewership of 61.2 million viewers.
France24 needed a new EPG solution to manage their multilanguage program information. France24 distributes approximately twenty different versions of their news channel on different platforms. Icareus Playout platform was selected, because it offers a modular, secure and robust broadcast platform for managing multichannel EPG data. Icareus Playout enable France24 to manage the service metadata in flexible manner to offer better TV experience to their viewers.
Icareus EPG offers a scalable and versatile EPG platform for France24. The EIT information can be automatically ingested from different sources such as live streams, XML and text files.
Icareus Director Mr Mikko Karppinen comments: “France24 approached us to provide a flexible and economical platform to manage their multilanguage EPG distribution. Icareus Playout fulfilled all their requirements and the deployment was carried out as agreed.“
“Even with our short specifications to generate EPG for our 19 DVB services, Icareus was there to customize the software integration and make it pretty !” said, Mr Thomas Wiard, technical manager of France24
Icareus Playout is highly robust and future-proof DVB broadcast service management platform. The modular platform grows with business requirements and together with Icareus partners our customers enjoy high-quality service broadcast grade 100% uptime. The tested integrations to multiplexes, EPG data providers, network management systems and Icareus Suite enable quick deployment and high reliability. Icareus global reseller and systems integrator partners offer high service levels and peace-of-mind to our customers.
Icareus Playout EPG solution offers Trusted Broadcast Technology enjoyed by leading broadcasters and operators globally for over a decade. Icareus Playout EP110 server is a full-scale PSI/SI generator server targeted for operators and broadcasters to manage their DVB multiplexes and channel line-ups. The tested integrations to multiplexes, EPG data providers, network management systems and Icareus Suite enable quick deployment and high reliability. Icareus global reseller and systems integrator partners offer high service levels and peace-of-mind to our customers. For more information about solution visit: http://www.icareus.com/icareus-playout/#ep
Icareus Playout product family includes Icareus Playout EP PSI/SI and EPG server, Icareus CS DSM-CC Carousel server for HbbTV and other Interactive TV standards, Icareus Playout SSU server for over-the-air updates and Icareus Playout Compact Lab solution for research, development and testing TV services. Icareus Playout solutions have been deployed in broadcasting production since 2004 is trusted by world leading TV operators and broadcasters serving customers in 50 countries like SES (Luxemburg), Arabsat (UAE), Cyfrowy Polsat (Poland), NovaTV (Czech) Mediaset (Italy). For more information about solution visit: http://www.icareus.com/icareus-playout
France24, the international news channel, broadcasts 24/7 (6 hours a day in Spanish) to 355 million households around the world in French, Arabic, English and Spanish.The four channels have a combined weekly viewership of 61.2 million viewers (measured in 67 of the 183 countries where the channel is broadcast). From its newsroom in Paris, composed of 430 journalists, representing 35 nationalities, France 24 gives a French perspective on global affairs through a network of 160 correspondent bureaus located in nearly every country. It is available via cable, satellite, DTT, ADSL, on mobile phones, tablets and connected TVs, as well as on YouTube in four languages. Every month, France 24’s digital platforms attract 16.5 million visits, 45.6 million video views (2018 average) and 38.2 million followers on Facebook and Twitter. For more information visit: https://www.france24.com