TV5MondePlus launches successfully with Red Bee and Dotscreen

Red Bee Media and Dotscreen have successfully helped launch TV5MondePlus, a new global video-on-demand (VOD) platform with free French speaking series, films and documentaries in full HD quality, subtitled in 5 languages.

TV5MondePlus is built on Red Bee’s OTT-platform, with secure and reliable broadcast-grade streaming, advertising options and advanced Digital Rights Management (DRM) tools.

In addition, Dotscreen designed user-friendly interfaces for browsers and native apps for iOS and Android.

“Working with Red Bee and Dotscreen was essential for successfully launching TV5MondePlus”, said Hélène Zemmour, digital director at TV5Monde. “With Red Bee Media’s OTT-platform, we got access to first-class streaming and broadcasting expertise, as well as crucial features such as advanced advertising tech and geo-blocking functionality. This, in combination with Dotscreen’s design expertise, allows us to offer a high-end user-experience comparable to the biggest streaming services available. We are looking forward to continuing this cooperation, developing TV5MondePlus for the benefit of global audiences.”

Steve Nylund, chief executive officer at Red Bee Media, commented: “We are very proud and excited to have been a part of this unique launch for TV5Monde, and it shows the strength of our OTT-platform. In collaboration with Dotscreen, we delivered a competitive global streaming service, in a very short period of time and in less than ideal circumstances due to the global pandemic. We are looking forward to see audiences grow as we introduce new features and keep developing the service.”

The end-user applications were built by Dotscreen using Red Bee’s standard software development kit, which allows for seamless connections with Red Bee’s services for content display, playback, entitlement, analytics, security and streaming.

Stanislas Leridon, chief executive officer at Dotscreen, added: “Launching TV5MondePlus in record time is a matter of pride, especially since everyone involved were on lock-down for most of the time during this project. The combination of the robust back-end from Red Bee with our customisable front-end design, results in an end-to-end OTT solution that can be easily adapted to any national or international content provider. We will now keep expanding the service onto more devices, including smart TVs.”

TV5MondePlus was created with the support of the governments of the five countries that initiated TV5Monde (France, Canada, Switzerland, Wallonia-Brussels and Quebec), and launched globally on 9 September, 2020 in 194 countries.

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