Free TV, the OTT venture of Keshet RGE – one of Israel's largest media companies – has chosen Redge Media as an end-to-end OTT solution in a global tender.
Free TV, a joined venture of Keshet media group and RGE group, is a new Israeli telecom operator which plans to bring to the Israeli market a cutting-edge Streaming TV and Fiber based internet services offered independently or as a premium bundle.
Free TV is expected to be launched by end of 2022 and offer the next generation of OTT based TV platform in Israel. MENA is the next region after CEE where Redge Media deploys its presence.
Keshet is the leading content & media group in Israel, providing top-rated, groundbreaking content throughout existing and emerging media platforms. Some of Keshet’s major Holding are Channel 12 – the most popular TV channel, consistently dominating ratings and market share, N12 The leading news app in Israel and Mako the strongest entertainment portal in Israel.
RGE is the largest player in Israel in the fields of sports and children content.
Free TV’s worldwide RFP process has set a very high standards to the market targeting to provide Israeli users with a premium TV service based on high end technology and state of the art user interface.
Free TV has selected Redge Media as the new platform providing a complete ecosystem of Front end, Back end and video processing. This partnership will lead to deploy the largest streaming platform in the MENA region.
Redge Media is a complete video streaming platform dedicated for broadcasters and telcos to extend their audience. It consists of Service Delivery Platform and Video Delivery Platform providing experience excellence for TV broadcasters wanting to enable their audience access to superior VOD and video streaming services. The Redge Media SDP consists of DAM (digital asset management), CMS (content management system) and applications for a wide range of end platforms – Connected TVs, game consoles and mobile devices. Redge Media VDP comprises transcoding, origin, Multi-DRM and CDN distribution of multimedia content.
“We have chosen the best video platform ecosystem to suit our vision, extensive requirements, and high standards. The Redge Media video solution and its talented team are tailored to the scale and requirements of our project, and we trust that this exciting cooperation will result one of the best promising and exciting streaming experience in the MENA region” stated Rami David, Chief Technology Officer of Free TV.
“Winning the FreeTV tender is the greatest recognition for Redge Media technical excellence, strengthening our global position. In a globalized world geographic business boundaries are blurring; we are able to implement projects for the clients from the other side of the world. I’m excited that Redge Media will be responsible for the deployment of the largest OTT project in the MENA region. It is a great privilege.”- stated Andrzej Nowak, Implementation Department Director at Redge Technologies.