TV5 Quebec Canada is a French-language specialty channel that focuses primarily on programming from international French-speaking broadcasters. It operates the TV5 signal in Canada and reaches more than 10.3 million homes.
TV5 wanted to launch a new OTT platform with new IOS, Android, Smart TV Apps, and a fresh website. This required creating an entirely new front-end to its existing in-market streaming product. To be successful, TV5 developers needed to be able to integrate the new platform without interruption. TV5 didn’t want to revamp its entire existing, well-integrated video workflow when only the front-end apps needed to be refreshed.
To meet this goal, TV5 established very specific criteria in the RFP it released for proposals. The provider would have to work with the 3rd party front-end developers to ensure the APIs would integrate with the separate work they were doing. In addition, the new platform needed to automatically handle video format conversions required for TV5 viewing on any device, anywhere.
After considering a variety of bids—from end-to-end white-labeled solutions to those with expertise in designing individual video workflow portions—TV5 selected Limelight Networks.