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Information TV strengthens technology partnership with Arqiva
Broadcast TV services provider chooses our new hybrid IP TV solution
Information TV has chosen our hybrid TV-Internet solution, Connected Broadcaster, to boost its broadcast communications capabilities. The TV services business has been working with us – its technology partner of choice – for the past three years to evolve its offering into a complete, end-to-end broadcast solution for its customers.
With new platforms and technologies opening up more opportunities for organisations looking to establish a presence on broadcast television, a growing portion of Information TV’s business lies in incubating new television propositions for niche market segments, which might otherwise struggle to start up on a dedicated channel.
Providing a full range of services – from ingest, storage, play-out and scheduling to a technical back office – Information TV is already running channels for the likes of Irish TV and the Property Channel, and plans to launch a number of new ones over the coming months including those for arts, sports and children’s TV.
“Information TV is aiming to become the biggest creator of new channels in the UK. While we are still a relatively small company, the partnership we have with Arqiva and the managed service and technology it provides, enables us to work as seamlessly and effectively as a large, global company would. We have absolute confidence in the strong account management, high level of service, and constant reliability Arqiva delivers. In turn, this ensures we can launch new channels for our customers –both quickly and efficiently.”
Alex Pannell, director of Media Services at Arqiva, said:
“We pride ourselves on helping our customers make the most of their content so they can exploit it in new ways with minimal hassle. Whether they are using traditional or new IP delivery methods, or integrating the latest technologies, we are delivering these into the hands of our customers with the broadcast quality service they expect. We strive to make the ‘create once, publish anywhere’ environment a reality and our partnership with Information TV is testament to our success at doing this.
With the addition of our new hybrid IP TV offering – Connected Broadcaster – we are able to ensure that Information TV can deliver seamless television solutions and connect its customers’ viewers in the most innovative ways.”
Our new hybrid IP TV solution, Connected Broadcaster, will be demoed on-stand 1.B61 at this year’s IBC conference, from 10 to 15 September.
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Since July 2014, Arqiva, together with leading media consultancy Decipher, has embarked upon a programme of strategic thinking under the name of Connected Broadcasting that has sought to explore how television content and consumption is evolving in a period of growing convergence and connectivity.