Red Bee Media and Dotscreen power RTBF’s revamped Auvio platform
Red Bee Media has signed a multi-year agreement with Radio-télévision Belge de la Communauté Française (RTBF) to power its recently relaunched Auvio platform through Red Bee Media’s managed OTT services. As a part of the project, Red Bee Media is partnering with Dotscreen, a European multiscreen user interface and app design and development agency.
RTBF is the public broadcaster for the French-speaking community in Belgium, delivering its content through 32 radio stations and 21 different TV channels, filmed radio stations or event channels on its streaming service Auvio, reaching four million viewers through most major devices and operating systems. In addition, Auvio offers up to 180 live events daily, and its growing library includes 270,000 audio and video assets.
RTFB was looking to revamp its streaming platform with a new user interface, simplified navigation and additional video and audio features. To deliver these cutting-edge capabilities while ensuring seamless integration with its existing technology infrastructure, RTBF needed a partner to provide a fully managed solution with end-to-end responsibility for delivery, storage and management.
Harnessing a range of OTT capabilities via the Red Bee Pulse service, RTBF delivers live and on-demand content to Auvio users on a wide variety of online platforms and applications, including web browsers, iOS mobile, Android mobile, Tizen, and soon Android TV, LG smart TVs, Sony PlayStation and Apple TV.
Using Red Bee Media’s Software Development Kit (SDK), Dotscreen refreshed all Auvio user interfaces across end-user devices. Together they covered major sports events in 2022, such as the Tour de France, World Athletics Championships, Formula 1, World Rally Championship and, more recently, the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Audience levels for the FIFA World Cup reached 8 million streamstarts, with peaks approaching 90,000 simultaneous viewers.
“Live streaming and top-quality video and audio content are at the core of our digital offering. With Red Bee Media, we achieved record-breaking audience levels on our streaming service during the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Red Bee Media’s proven broadcast-grade solution for live and on-demand streaming, combined with Dotscreen’s intuitive and user-centric front-end design proposition, perfectly aligned with what we were looking for. We’re excited to continue innovating and have the right partners to implement our vision,” said Cecile Gonfroid, technology director, RTBF.
“Today’s consumers are looking for easy-to-use, high-quality streaming experiences, and we have partnered with Dotscreen and RTBF to deliver exactly that. We are extremely proud to empower all major sports events for RTBF and its audiences,” said Stéphane Grandvarlet, head of market area Southern Europe and Middle East, Red Bee Media.