24i will supply its Smart Video backend, Smart Apps front-end applications and Backstage content and application management interface, together with CDN services and an off-the-shelf integration with subscriber management capabilities from Cleeng. This fully cloud-based solution covers all elements of the Cinessance end-to-end workflow from content ingest and management to the applications on multiple devices.
Cinessance aims to launch in the US and Canada later this year with a library of hundreds classic and modern movies which will be available on web browsers, Android and iOS, with support for casting via Chromecast and AirPlay. Expansion to further devices, additional international markets and a catalogue of up to 500 titles is planned for 2022. The service will feature all genres from drama, comedy and action films to animated children’s movies. Consumers will be able to choose between renting individual titles (TVOD) and taking out a monthly subscription (SVOD).
Commenting on the development, Cinessance founder & CEO Clément Monnet said: “We were looking for a one-stop-shop that would cover all of our technical needs in a single solution. We were impressed with 24i’s strong OTT track record and the usability of both their video streaming applications and the Backstage management interface”.
24i CEO Joachim Bergman added: “We are delighted to partner with Cinessance and offer them an end-to-end cloud solution that will enable them to launch fast and scale to support the growth of their exciting new video on demand service to a market that’s currently underserved by the leading international streaming providers. The project really showcases the end-to-end capabilities of our pre-integrated streaming solutions”.