Issy les Moulineaux & Rennes, France, March 29th, 2022
Cognacq-Jay Image, a leading service provider in the media industry for playout, head-end, and digital platforms, in partnership with cloud-native live-streaming platform Quortex, has announced that beIN MEDIA GROUP (« beIN »), has chosen Quortex’s technology to provide streaming services for its sports content in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
beIN MEDIA GROUP, the global sports, media, and entertainment group, will use Quortex’s Just-In-Time solution to stream high quality sports content to its subscriber base in 24 countries across the MENA region. Through beIN’s Over-the-Top (OTT) platform provided by Cognacq-Jay Image, the solution will run on Microsoft Azure and fully leverage Quortex’s unique Just-In-Time technology, where every kWh is spent for a purpose.
Faisal Al Raisi, Manager of Digital Projects at beIN MEDIA GROUP, MENA, stated: “Our partnership with Quortex and Cognacq-Jay Image contributes to beIN’s long-term objective of ensuring our offering stands the test of time by evolving our head-end. This collaboration is also instrumental in delivering the best streaming quality to our subscribers across MENA, especially ahead of the upcoming FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. We are confident that Quortex will deliver this by combining technology and sustainability through its network and bandwidth optimisation.”
“We are thrilled to start such an exciting project with beIN”, said Marc Baillavoine, Quortex CEO. “Quortex I/O is the platform of choice for such services. We can demonstrate our solution in less than an hour and are able to stream live in ultra-premium quality to the MENA region in just a few minutes. Being both cloud native and agnostic, Quortex is able to deliver the solution via beIN’s preferred cloud provider.”
Based on the company’s patented “Just-In-Time-Everything” technology, the Quortex I/O platform builds the workflow based on the user demand, not from the content origination. In this way, it maximises the benefits of live streaming while minimising the risks associated with online event launches to near zero.
“As a global integrator, we provide our customers with the best-in-class technologies,” said François Nguyen, Cognacq-Jay Image project director for beIN MENA’s OTT platform. “We pay attention to the customer requirement in terms of both quality and integration compatibility. In a project like this, adding Quortex to the existing ecosystem is a natural fit for us.”
beIN is the home of live sport in MENA broadcasting thousands of hours of premium sport every week. This includes men’s and women’s UEFA club competitions, top leagues including the Premier League, LaLiga, and Ligue 1, every tennis Grand Slam, the NBA, the summer and winter Olympic Games, and much more.
About Cognacq-Jay Image
Cognacq-Jay Image has been providing services in the audiovisual field since 1996. Its services have since constantly evolved to cover today the entire technical field of media processing and their exposure.
Whether through the transfer and processing of files, playout services, the management of digital platforms or customer technical assistance, Cognacq-Jay Image has been the technical partner of reference for the deployment of audiovisual services for more than 25 years.
Founded in 2018, Quortex changes the live streaming paradigm by introducing “Just-In-Time Everything”, a technology that builds the workflow based on the user demand, not from the content origination. This keeps infrastructure and network costs to a minimum, while dynamically adapting to audience variability. With Quortex I/O, the benefits of that technology are now available as a SaaS service to make live streaming simpler than ever.
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beIN MEDIA GROUP is a leading independent global media group and one of the foremost sports & entertainment networks in the world. The group distributes and produces an unrivalled array of entertainment, live sport and major international events across 5 continents, 43 countries and in 9 different languages spanning Europe, North America, Asia, Australasia and the Middle East & North Africa (MENA).
beIN MEDIA GROUP’s flagship sports network, beIN SPORTS, holds the single largest portfolio of sports rights of any global broadcaster; and through its iconic MIRAMAX film studio, beIN holds an extensive library of Hollywood blockbusters while having a growing presence in series and movies production and distribution, as well as in the digital space. beIN MEDIA GROUP acquired Digiturk, the leading pay-tv operator in Turkey, in August 2016; and now has over 55 million subscribers worldwide.
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