beIN MEDIA GROUP renews trust in global system integrator Cognacq-Jay Image and software provider Alpha Networks for its OTT platform in MENA
Alpha Networks, a leading provider in software solutions for the video distribution market, and Cognacq-Jay Image, a leading service provider in the media industry for playout, head-end, and digital platforms, announce today that beIN MEDIA GROUP (“beIN”) has extended the contract for development, maintenance and support of its Over-the-Top (OTT) platform for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), adding two extra years to the already long-term partnership.
The extension will mark a transition from a hybrid B2C/B2B to a B2B only approach for the global sports and entertainment giant, beIN MEDIA GROUP.
Thanks to a complete solution, Alpha Networks’ Tucano APIs are connected to a large number of front-end providers and payment gateways, allowing beIN’s OTT platform, beIN Connect, to now address several operators and satellite operators in the MENA region.
Speaking on this extension, Faisal Al Raisi, Manager of Digital Projects at beIN MEDIA GROUP MENA, said:
We are delighted to continue our long-standing collaboration with Cognacq-Jay Image and Alpha Networks which was established seven years ago. We trust their technological expertise and value the quality of service they offer, especially during major events. This extension of our successful partnership allows our OTT platform, beIN Connect, to continue delivering our expanded digital content, including the latest and exclusive sports and entertainment programming to our subscribers across the region
Faisal Al Raisi, Manager of Digital Projects at beIN MEDIA GROUP MENA
Alpha Networks is an established company specializing in innovative solutions for media companies and operators worldwide. Through its comprehensive modular software Tucano, which allows out-of-the-box integration with video infrastructure and metadata providers, the company enables swift integration with any legacy system.
At Alpha Networks, we are extremely grateful for the trust beIN MEDIA GROUP has in our work and commitment. We are also very proud to see that our primary product, Tucano modular software, successfully supports one of the best solutions for sports distributions worldwide, counting millions of application downloads
Guillaume Devezeaux, CEO at Alpha Networks
As global system integrator for beIN, Cognacq-Jay Image provides the entire platform including Alpha Networks’ technologies as well also head-end services, streams security and 24/7 operations services.
At Cognacq-Jay Image, we are proud to provide beIN MEDIA GROUP with a platform which reflects our know-how and capability to deliver complex projects. We also maintained a high level of QoS and our capability to manage such a service with our partners over the years was the key to success. We are deeply grateful for the trust beIN MEDIA GROUP has placed in us
Philippe Bonpunt, General Manager at Cognacq-Jay Image
With more than 15 different sports, various movies, general entertainment, and kids’ channels, beIN caters to a wide variety of public interests.
beIN Connect OTT platform counts more than 30 HD channels, including Live and Catch-up content for both sports and movies. Subscribers can access Live premium and exclusive content, including the best of football tournaments such as UEFA Champions League, EPL, Ligue 1, la Liga, AFCON 2021 and FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. The platform is available via web and Android/iOS applications.
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