GB News, the new launch news and opinion channel, is to run on Red Bee Media’s cloud-based software-only Managed Playout Service.
Red Bee will manage the playout across the broadcast schedule.
“Red Bee is a highly experienced and innovative services provider, with a strong legacy in British and international broadcasting. We are delighted to have them on board,” says Angelos Frangopoulos, Chief Executive Officer at GB News. “With Red Bee’s skilled playout staff and state-of-the-art platform at our disposal, we can focus on our coverage, while we rest assured our broadcasts reach our audiences across the UK.”
The software-only playout service was introduced in 2018 and runs on Red Bee’s state-of-the-art hybrid cloud platform. The platform also enables greater workflow visibility and increased possibilities for collaboration.
“Having delivered managed services to the biggest broadcasters in the UK for the past 15 years, we are well equipped for launching GB News,” says Steve Nylund, CEO, Red Bee Media. “As they enter the UK broadcasting space, our cloud-based software-only playout deployment will afford GB News the flexibility to expand and transform at the pace of the media landscape.”
GB News has already awarded a distribution contract to Arqiva, who will use a mix of traditional fibre and cloud-based connectivity.