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Red Bee chosen for Film4 HD launch

Broadcast services provider Red Bee Media has been appointed by UK broadcaster Channel 4 to provide content management and delivery services for a new HD version of Film4.

The Film4 HD service launched today on the Virgin Media cable platform. It will broadcast a simulcast of Film4’s schedule and in its first week will screen a range of movies in HD, including Million Dollar Baby, Passion of the Christ, Just Married and Walk the Line.

Red Bee Media said its project, technology, systems integration and operations teams have worked closely with Channel 4 to launch the new channel.