SES is to provide playout, content processing, distribution, and VOD services for BBC Studios and UKTV.
The satellite firm will provide the services from its new Stockley Park facility in London and with SES’s Munich playout facility overseeing operational management.
“Our UK and global audiences and advertisers expect seamlessly delivered high-quality services, and in the transforming world of broadcast we need flexibility and responsiveness to meet ever changing audience demands. By selecting SES, we believe we have found a partner that is committed to delivering innovation and can meet our business needs going into the future,” said Marcus Arthur, President UK, Ireland BBC Studios & CEO UKTV.
“We are truly excited to be delivering a complete set of video services to BBCS,” added Steve Collar, CEO of SES. “Our London and Munich service delivery approach is specially crafted so that broadcasters and production houses like BBCS and UKTV can focus on producing great content while we take care of the content preparation, playout and delivery. This dual facility approach is fundamental to our success in ensuring that we have always-on fully backed-up content delivery services and will enable us to provide the highest quality of service for BBCS.”
SES was awarded the multi-year contract after winning a joint RFP released by BBC Studios and its channels subsidiary UKTV.