UKTV has extended its contract with Ericsson. The multi-year contract covers broadcast channels and media management for on demand services.
The portfolio of broadcast channels includes Dave, the UK’s most watched non-public service broadcasting channel; mini-pay entertainment channel W; free-to-air channels Really, Yesterday and Home; and Gold, Alibi, Drama, Eden and Good Food.
Sinead Greenaway, Director of Technology and Operations, UKTV, says: “We are delighted to be continuing our long-standing relationship with Ericsson and look forward to working closely with them as we develop new services to harness opportunities offered through IP and cloud-based service provision. The imminent migration to Package and Deliver VOD services is testament to our successful partnership with Ericsson and our shared commitment to innovation.”
Ericsson will also handle the aggregation of VOD content to other platforms including Sky, Virgin Media, BT and TalkTalk.
Thorsten Sauer, Head of Broadcast and Media Services, Ericsson, says: “We are proud that UKTV has chosen to continue working with Ericsson on these critical broadcast services. This is an important contract for Ericsson and underlines our ability to provide world-class broadcast and media services, as well as the quality and expertise of our talented team. We look forward to strengthening our relationship further and helping UKTV to provide their audiences with the very best TV experience anytime, anywhere for years to come.”
As part of the new multi-year contract, Ericsson will migrate UKTV’s VOD preparation services to Ericsson’s end-to-end Package and Deliver managed service, which is powered by Ericsson’s cloud media processing service platform.