Published on Thursday, 21 May 2015


Paris Goes Live Online with TITAN 4K Video

Paris City Hall is deploying the TITAN File software transcoder to improve its online distribution of City Hall news, events and promotion of Paris heritage. Paris City Hall videos receive over 2.7 million unique viewers per month on, are leading the online viewership charts. The TITAN File application reduces their distribution operating expenses by delivering high video quality at minimal bitrate.


TITAN File is a multi-codec and format video transcoding software suitable for mezzanine, VOD, post-production, playout and archive applications. It can be installed, configured and integrated into most existing workflows, and also integrates with conditional access, digital rights management, digital ad insertion and forensic watermarking applications.

TITAN File includes 24/7 automation and workflow capabilities, and can be deployed on-premises, in the cloud, or both. In the case of Paris City Hall, TITAN File is used as an on-premises application. The team is running a server with the Titan File license that they use to encode content automatically before publishing it online through the ParisTV workflow. Supporting automation are intelligent watch folder functionality for file aggregation, an API for integration with media asset management systems and, if necessary, networked supervision of multiple servers to form a transcoding farm.


Marc Ouzounian of the Mairie de Paris audiovisual services at Paris City Hall said, “We needed a system that would enable us to distribute high quality HD and 4K videos of the famous sites of Paris such as Place Concorde, the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and many others, while helping to maintain low CDN and storage operating expenses, and also help future-proof our distribution with H.265/HEVC video compression support. The TITAN met these targets and enhanced our video experience with support for 4K resolution video as well.” Transcoding of 10-bit 4:2:2 and High Dynamic Range video may also help Paris City Hall future-proof its operations.