Arqiva’s New European Playout Centre Supports Compelling HD Distribution Package
The European Playout Centre provides broadcasters with fully managed playout in HD and SD, as well as Arqiva’s Remote Playout service. In addition Arqiva is offering a full range of services to support channel playout, including advanced graphics, subtitling, SD simulcast and time delay. There are also co-located post-production and live studio broadcast facilities.
With the latest monitoring, control and alarm systems the European Playout Centre is designed to meet the high levels of reliability and response time demanded by major international customers. Arqiva’s technicians provide 24/7 monitoring and support to deliver technical and operational confidence. The European Playout Centre is co-located at one of Arqiva’s key UK teleports close to London with direct access to Arqiva’s global distribution network of fibre and satellite connectivity.
John Bozza, Sales Director, Broadcast & Media at Arqiva, said, “Our investment in the new European Playout Centre establishes Arqiva as a long-term leader in the playout and distribution of international television. Arqiva already plays out over 50 services including household names in the UK and around the world. We also have an excellent reputation for international broadcast distribution with some 400 services entrusted to our network. The addition of our new European Playout Centre creates a really compelling broadcast bundle for channel owners looking for a complete solution from the established industry experts.”
The company is at the forefront of network solutions and services in the digital world. Arqiva provides much of the infrastructure behind television, radio, satellite and wireless communications in the UK and has a significant presence in Ireland, mainland Europe and the USA. Customers include major broadcasters such as the BBC, ITV, BSkyB and the independent radio groups, major telco providers including the UK's five mobile network operators, and the emergency services.