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TV5MONDE selects Wiztivi to further its reach for linear TV

TV5MONDE selects Wiztivi to further its reach for linear TV with Smart TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire Stick and STB

Paris, France. 17th December 2020 - TV5MONDE adapts to new uses and media for the consumption of video in Europe. To support them in their project, the company chose WIZTIVI to further its accessibility to its linear content by offering a new distribution platform with an optimized experience on new distribution channels.

TV5MONDE decided to call on Wiztivi for the development, maintenance and supervision of a multilingual OTT app allowing its audience to access a linear channel in HD with subtitles.

The app is currently available on Samsung Smart TV, Android TV and Amazon Fire TV (in certain territories only*). Further developments are to be made in 2021, including via set-top boxes of Pay TV operators.


TimelessUI Universe, the answer to technical challenges

Thanks to TimelessUI Universe, Wiztivi’s flagship user interface product, TV5MONDE is able to offer access to the European channel in HD, with five subtitles (French, English, Spanish, German, Romanian), replay and on-demand kids’ content under the brand TiVi5monde+. An Arabic version for the Middle East is under discussion too.

As usage evolves, TV5MONDE thus strengthens accessibility to content through new distribution channels where a new audience can be found, and enhances the user experience by increasing the variety of content available in one place.

“Wiztivi is delighted to contribute to the deployment of French-speaking language content throughout Europe thanks to these new distribution channels. One of our challenges was to deliver the exact same user experience across all these different environments, and we’re pleased to see how successful the project has turned out to be” declared Thibault Demartial, VP Sales at Wiztivi.

“Working with Wiztivi was essential for successfully launching our app”, said Diane Couderc, Regional Director at TV5MONDE Europe. “With Wiztivi’s technology, we got access to first-class streaming and broadcasting expertise, allowing crucial features such as subtitling and geo-blocking functionality to work smoothly on all the different environments. It will allow us to reach out to a new audience and we are very much looking forward to moving on to other technical environments, and other languages such as Arabic”.

(*Austria, Germany, Greece, Israel, Ireland, Italy, Moldavia Romania, Spain, UK).