The French audiovisual group Secom has entered into a strategic partnership with Okast, the SaaS solution for publishing white-label video streaming and live platforms.
The agreement between the two parties will see the progressive deployment of OTT services for My Zen TV (Monde), Melody d’Afrique & Melody (French-speaking countries) and in 2021 Museum TV (countries outside France initially), on the web, mobile, mobile applications and TV (Amazon, Fire TV, Roku, Android TV, connected TV).
Since mid-November, the first My Zen TV applications have been available to users in many countries around the world.
Commenting on the development, Bruno Lecluse, president, SECOM Group, said: “We are delighted to work with Okast who has a very professional and responsive team. Cedric is a great professional in the world of television, and it is reassuring for us to move forward with partners who understand and know our world. We believe that this is the genesis of an important collaboration with the Secom group”.
Cédric Monnier, CEO of OkastT, added: “We are delighted to be able to support the Secom Group in its growth and international expansion through an ambitious multi-distribution strategy in the context of an increasingly complex digital landscape”.
Secom was founded by Bruno Lecluse in 2001 and operates five TV channels with nine versions distributed in 98 countries, including Museum TV, Museum 4K, myZen TV, myZen 4K, myZen nature, Melody, Melody d’Afrique, and well as the DAB radio stations Mélody in France and myZen radio in Ile de France area.
Meanwhile, Okast was established three years ago and provides the streaming architecture, the platform and its design, the complete management of the payment systems, the TV & mobile applications as well as the software allowing the piloting of the activity (content management, user CRM, analysis reports, etc.)