Red Bee has taken over playout operations for BBC News Arabic television and BBC News Persian television.
The two channels were outsourced to Red Bee’s managed services operations in early April.
The project and migration took place as planned and on time, despite the unusual circumstances brought about by the Covid-19 outbreak, where Red Bee and the customer’s project staff cooperated remotely, and with operational staff practicing social distancing with their respective control galleries.
“We are very proud to add the playout management for these channels to the services we provide for the BBC,” says Steve Nylund, CEO, Red Bee. “Our role as a managed services provider is to offer our customers peace of mind through operational reliability, so that they can focus on their content and their viewers. We are happy to have been awarded that trust again from one of our longest standing partners.”
Between them BBC News Arabic and BBC News Persian reach 33 million Arabic speakers and 16 million Persian speakers respectively each week.