Arkena Partners With Akamai to Grow Global Media Services
Arkena announced a partnership with content delivery network (CDN) Akamai today that will expand Arkena's media services for global distribution.
Based in Paris, Arkena provides end-to-end media services such as over-the-top delivery, content preparation, and playout services to broadcasters, telecoms, and video-on-demand customers. Arkena is now a member of Akamai's NetAlliance Partner Program, which helps companies expand the global reach of their services.
Thanks to this partnership, Arkena says it will be able to expand the scale and reach of its live and on-demand media services, and will be able to offer customers a solution that reaches across networks to reach viewers on any device.
“Since the beginning, video quality and customer experience have been at the heart of Arkena,” says Ivan Dulguerian, chief marketing officer at Arkena. “The OTT video market is growing rapidly worldwide, and our partnership with Akamai will allow us to reach new territories and extend our footprint with best of breed quality for end-users.”
Arkena will merge Akamai's global CDN services into its cloud OTT platform, with the goal of enabling fast and simple multiscreen OTT deployments.
“We are delighted to partner with Arkena and help our joint customers deliver their OTT video and other content at a high quality wherever and whenever users want,” says Florence Hoppenot, Akamai's head of EMEA channels and alliances. “Arkena supports many key media customers and entrusts us to deliver high-quality media into a growing number of territories.”
Goal is to "be the trusted partner of European broadcasters and telcos in managing their linear and nonlinear content to all screens," says CEO Julien Seligmann.