TDF Media Services ensures the OTT launch of Africabox

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The Africabox channels now offer all their programmes on the web, smartphones and tablets, live, replay and VOD, thanks to a complete and integrated solution provided by TDF Media Services.

The independent group Africabox offers thematic pay channels dedicated to the culture of sub-Saharan Africa. It made its debut on IPTV networks in 2009 with its pay music channel Africabox TV, available from the main operators, and recently launched its second channel, Africabox Séries, dedicated to cinema and fiction.

The Africabox group has partnered with TDF Media Services to migrate all its content to OTT. This allows it to facilitate access to its two channels while offering a wider range of services to its audience, including live, replay and VOD programmes accessible via an online interface.

TDF Media Services companies Cognacq-Jay Image, Qbrick and SmartJog have therefore developed a complete solution that fully meets the client's needs. As a result, Africabox subscribers will be able to access Africabox TV and Africabox Séries channels unlimited, whether live or VOD, 7 days a week and 24 hours a day. They will be able to watch both channels simultaneously and go back up to three hours after the start of a program.

"Our complete offer including the capture of both channels, transcoding, catalogue management, as well as the CDN (Content Delivery Network) which takes care of content delivery, has made it possible to offer a turnkey solution for Africabox", says Michael Da-Silva, Business Development Manager.

"In addition to providing efficiency, reliability and quality, TDF Media Services manages the production value chain from A to Z, which is very important to us as we deal with a single point of contact that specialises in this area. This allows us to concentrate on our core business. said Maria-Laureine ABOKE, Managing Director of Africabox.

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The service is available from 28 October 2013 and gives subscribers unlimited access to all the content of both channels from a PC or Mac interface, but also on smartphones and tablets, for a subscription starting at €3.99/month.

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About TDF Media Services

TDF Media Services brings together BeBanjo, Cognacq-Jay Image, Mediamobile, PSN, Qbrick and SmartJog.
It offers turnkey solutions across the entire digital media value chain. It helps customers (broadcasters, VOD operators, content owners) manage their linear and on-demand workflows, regardless of their level of complexity or size.
Its end-to-end OTT platform allows customers to manage their multi-screen content seamlessly. TDF Media Services also offers VOD and catch-up TV solutions, as well as interactive solutions for all devices with a secondary screen.
As a member of the TDF Group, he benefits from a rich experience in the world of broadcasting and hybrid television, thanks to HbbTV technology.

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