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Arqiva supports ITV’s launch of ITV1 +1

• Terrestrial and satellite upgrades to enable transmission of new time-delayed ITV1 channel

Arqiva has supported the launch of ITV1 +1, a one-hour time-delayed channel which went live on11 January 2011. As the transmission partner for ITV1, Arqiva already broadcasts the complete ITV bouquet and was responsible for the terrestrial and satellite upgrades which now enable ITV1 +1 to reach audiences on Freeview, Freesat and Sky.

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Barrie Woolston, Commercial Director at Arqiva Broadcast & Media, said: “ITV is an important Arqiva customer and we’re delighted to have enabled the successful launch of their latest channel. We’re committed to supporting the expansion of broadcasters’ services, and ITV1 +1 will prove a welcome and valued addition to the ITV bouquet.”

Keith Blake, Head of Central Infrastructure at ITV, said: “We entrust Arqiva with our complete transmission network and their technical support and assistance was essential to the successful launch of our ITV1 +1 service. This has helped to ensure that audiences can watch their favourite ITV1 shows an hour later than scheduled.”

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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.

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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