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Arqiva to distribute fourth Comedy Central Channel following contract renewal

• Paramount UK Partnership expands Arqiva’s distribution & DR contract, adding Comedy Central Extra as fourth channel

Paramount UK Partnership has extended its contract with Arqiva for the provision of uplink and satellite capacity for three Comedy Central channels on the UK BSkyB platform. It has also added a fourth channel to the bouquet which sees Arqiva distribute Comedy Central Extra to subscribers in Ireland. As part of the contract Arqiva is also providing a Remote Playout and Distribution based Disaster Recovery system.

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Malcolm Campbell, Commercial Director at Arqiva Broadcast & Media, said: “We are extremely pleased at Paramount’s decision to extend our contract and we are delighted that they have entrusted a fourth Comedy Central channel to our care. As a world class brand Paramount demand the very highest levels of service and we are honoured that they have such continued confidence in our ability to deliver this. Paramount’s decision provides them with greater continuity and further reinforces Arqiva’s strong relationship with this leading global entertainment company.”

Arqiva provides trusted management and distribution of over 400 TV channels to over 30 international platforms as well as transmission of the entire UK terrestrial TV network. Arqiva has the infrastructure and experience to help rights owners, programme makers and broadcasters to create and capture content, and to manage and deliver high quality television around the world.

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About Arqiva

Arqiva, the communications infrastructure and media services company, operates at the heart of the broadcast, satellite and mobile communications markets.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.

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