A mix of traditional fibre and cloud-based connectivity will deliver new UK news channel GB News.
Arqiva will distribute the new launch to all major UK platforms including Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media, YouView and Freesat, reaching more than 96% of British television households.
“Our end-to-end proposition provides GB News with a one-stop service that will underpin a smooth arrival into the UK media landscape. As viewer expectations around instant news, reporting and analysis coverage heighten, we’re pleased to be able to support GB News on their journey,” explains Chris Alner, Director of Commercial Broadcast, Arqiva.
Arqiva’s says its solution will adopt “flexible content distribution solutions”, combining traditional fibre, and its fully managed ‘Virtual Connect’ cloud-based products.
“Arqiva’s heritage in broadcasting, and their track record in service delivery gives us confidence that our audience will have the best possible chance to see our content,” said Angelos Frangopoulos, Chief Executive Officer, GB News.
GB News wants to bring a different perspective to UK news coverage where it will compete against Sky News and BBC News channel.