IBC 2007 (Stand 3.342)
Red Bee Media will show the broadband TV services it has been developing over the past year, including its involvement in the BBC iPlayer. The on demand P2P service which launched on July 27 allows UK TV licence fee players to catch up on BBC programming over the Internet. Red Bee enables the daily operation of the iPlayer and similar broadband services using the technology and workflows in its Digital Hive, where technical, creative and media planning teams work together to make sure audiences engage with the new services. Content ingest, transcoding and quality control are done through an automated workflow system, enabling broadcast programmes to be quickly re-purposed for broadband or IPTV, in this case the BBC’s iPlayer. Clients can use the full service or cherry pick what they need.
Red Bee has also been busy scouting opportunities across Europe and Asiaand is opening an office in Paris to help broadcasters meet targets set by the French Government to subtitle 100% of TV programmes by 2010. Winning subtitling contracts with the French national broadcaster, M6, and the French public broadcaster’s parliament channel, La Chaîne Parlementaire-Assemblée nationale.
Red Bee Media owns the Australian Caption Centre, one of the largest subtitling companies in the world, and is now building a multi-client Broadcast Centre in Sydney to complement its broadcast facilities.