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As part of a project to renew the master control functionality for France Ô, France Télévisions has selected Imagine Communications to supply a modular playout system.

French polynesia 6 sept 2017France Ô provides service to viewers in French overseas territories, including French Guiana in South America, Guadeloupe and Martinique in the Caribbean, Mayotte and Réunion in the Indian Ocean, French Polynesia and New Caledonia, and Wallis and Futuna in the Pacific Ocean.

The installation includes 28 of Imagine Communications’ Versio playout systems, which incorporates server, graphics, subtitling and master control switching. Versio is powered by Zenium, Imagine Communications’ micro-services–based platform that helps enable the development of flexible and modular solutions.

“We were impressed with Versio’s ability to support a hybrid environment,” said Erwan Roth, CTO at France Ô. “Imagine worked with us on a proof-of-concept trial at the end of 2015, which satisfied us that we could achieve what we needed, and reduce capex and opex. It also gives us the flexibility to quickly and easily create custom functionality, such as audio processing, in the future.”

“This is the largest implementation of Versio playout in France to date,” said Mathias Eckert, VP EMEA at Imagine Communications. “It is part of a continuing relationship with France Télévision, and we are working together to tackle complex technical challenges within a mission-critical environment, ensuring the channels remain on air without interruption during the migration to the new platform. We see France Ô as a model of the future of rich, multi-channel playout environments that meet the challenges of a competitive environment without compromising quality and reliability.”