York, United Kingdom — July 30, 2018 — Piksel Group, a global provider of advanced video technology solutions and services, today announced it has been selected by RTL Netherlands to be a core part of the broadcaster’s next generation of over-the-top TV services.
As part of a multi-phase project, Piksel is working with RTL Netherlands to develop a new digital destination that brings together all of its most popular linear and on-demand viewing in one place, providing viewers with a simplified and richer experience.
The new service leverages products from the Piksel PaletteTM, a rich set of media services built on a cloud-native architecture: Digital ShowcaseTM, a comprehensive suite of OTT back-office services, and Piksel’s flagship Fuse Metadata Manager, which will help accelerate the creation of RTL’s new consolidated offering.
Kristan Bullett, Joint Managing Director at Piksel commented: “We are delighted to have been selected by RTL Netherlands to help deliver on its bold new platform strategy. The Piksel PaletteTM was built from the ground up for companies like RTL Netherlands who understand the need for agility within an increasingly competitive media environment: Our SaaS microservices-based products are designed to easily interoperate not only with each other but within a wider media ecosystem. They deliver a powerful foundation that offers a quick to market start, fully managed operation, and future flexibility at its core.”
Giovanni Piccirilli, CTO at RTL Netherlands commented: “Digital viewing is at an incredibly exciting phase in its evolution and Dutch viewers are some of the most demanding on the planet. RTL is committed to transforming its fans’ experience through a high performance next-generation digital platform. For this we have defined a highly scalable, future-proof and modular architecture in which Piksel’s technology naturally fits. We are looking forward to partnering with Piksel to deliver RTL’s content with the very best viewing experience for all our customers.”
Piksel has been building successful online video businesses for over a decade. The company’s unique combination of professional and managed services is underpinned by Piksel’s state-of-the-art video platform, the Piksel Palette™. This microservices architecture has been harnessed to enable broadcasters and services providers to make successful digital-first transformations, unifying workflows, reducing operational overhead and creating more revenue responsive services.
Piksel’s unrivaled expertise is in designing, building and managing online video solutions for customers like Sky, Channel 4, Discovery Communications, Liberty Global and OSN.
Headquartered in York, UK, Piksel offices can be found throughout Europe and the Americas.
About RTL Nederland
RTL Nederland is one of Holland's leading and most distinguishing media companies. Its goal is to entertain and inform a broad audience 24/7 on all relevant platforms with stories that touch both the heart and mind. The all-round media & entertainment company boasts five free to air television stations (RTL 4, RTL 5, RTL 7, RTL 8 and RTL Z), an independent news organisation, the leading local video on demand platform Videoland, the leading MCN in entertainment, a growing live events division, three digital channels (RTL Lounge, RTL Crime, RTL Telekids), the digital weather platform Buienradar and a ventures division. Its channels and platforms offer a wide variety of international and predominately Dutch programs, documentaries, films and series. RTL Nederland is a subsidiary company of RTL Group and part of the international Bertelsmann organisation.