Red Bee Media’s Software-Only Playout To Be Deployed At GB News
- 16 March, 2021
UK: GB News, Britain’s latest news channel, will launch on Red Bee Media’s cloud-based software-only Managed Playout Service. Red Bee will manage the playout of all GB News’ broadcasts, making sure 6500 hours a year of news, opinion and debate reaches audiences across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
“Red Bee is a highly experienced and innovative services provider, with a strong legacy in British and international broadcasting. We are delighted to have them on board,” says Angelos Frangopoulos, Chief Executive Officer at GB News. “With Red Bee’s skilled playout staff and state-of-the-art platform at our disposal, we can focus on our coverage, while we rest assured our broadcasts reach our audiences across the UK.”
Red Bee’s unique software-only playout service was introduced in 2018 and runs on the company’s state- of-the-art hybrid cloud platform. It allows rapid configuration and deployment of new TV services, creating opportunities for customers like GB News to quickly launch new channels and features. The platform also enables greater workflow visibility and increased possibilities for collaboration.
“Having delivered managed services to the biggest broadcasters in the UK for the past 15 years, we are well equipped for launching GB News,” says Steve Nylund, CEO, Red Bee Media. “As they enter the UK broadcasting space, our cloud-based software-only playout deployment will afford GB News the flexibility to expand and transform at the pace of the media landscape.”
GB News will launch later this year.
Red Bee Media is a leading global media services company headquartered in London, with 2300 media experts spread across Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and North America. Every day, millions of people across the globe discover, enjoy and engage with content prepared, managed, broadcast and streamed through Red Bee’s services. The company empowers some of the world’s strongest media brands, broadcasters and content owners to instantly connect with audiences anyhow, anywhere, anytime. Through an end-to-end, managed services offering, Red Bee provides innovative solutions across the entire content delivery chain – covering Live & Remote production, Managed OTT, Distribution, Media Management, Access Services, Content Discovery, Playout and Post Production.