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The number one choice

Arqiva is the number one choice for broadcasters launching new channels across all major UK television platforms.

Launching your TV channels into the UK has never been easier. Reaching more than 96% of UK households, our fully managed satellite direct-to-home (DTH) and digital terrestrial television (DTT) services take your pain away. We can distribute your channel across all major UK platforms including Sky, Freesat, Freeview and YouView with simplicity, speed and the highest levels of service assurance - simply choose your platform and we’ll do the rest.

Freeview and YouView

Our established UK DTT services help you manage your launch with assurance, agility and speed. It’s the easiest way to launch your channels and target your content to over 18 million homes across Freeview and YouView.

Freesat and Sky

Since the launch of Sky Digital in 1998, we have been the dominant re-seller on the platform. Today, we deliver over 275 channels into the UK and Ireland using 30 transponders from four teleports.

Our established UK satellite direct-to-home (DTH) services can help you manage your launch with assurance, agility and speed. It’s the easiest way to launch your channels and target your content to over 10 million homes across the UK. We are the number one choice for broadcasters launching new channels on Freesat and Sky. 

Managed services

Designed to reduce cost, complexity and shorten time to air, our managed end-to-end service includes:

  • Requirements capture and service design
  • Dedicated Arqiva launch team
  • Flexible contribution/delivery options
  • Upgrade to HD from an existing SD channel
  • Fully managed satellite capacity planning and uplink for DTH
  • Best-in-class service management systems monitoring

Flexible content delivery options

Broadcasters have the option to deliver their own feeds to us, or we can collect the feed from your location and provide the contribution to our site. Our contribution services can be tailored using:

  • Dedicated fibre networks
  • Virtual connections to the public cloud
  • Secure delivery over the public internet
  • Global satellite footprint

As a UK Critical National Infrastructure provider, you can count on us to deliver

Our contribution and distribution solutions are protected by best-of-breed security and provide industry-leading 99.99% availability on all the UK’s major platforms. Whether you choose DTH or DTT or both, you’ll enjoy assured, hassle-free access to the widest audiences in the UK.

For more information about our UK television channel distribution services, please get in touch.

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