Arqiva completes new HD playout centre

Media services provider Arqiva has completed a new European playout centre at its facility in Chalfont.

The company said that the new centre would enhance its provision of media services to broadcasters and be able to deliver a wider range of HD service.

The centre provides broadcasters with fully managed playout in HD and SD, as well as Arqiva’s remote playout service.  In addition Arqiva is offering a full range of services to support channel playout, including advanced graphics, subtitling, SD simulcast and time delay, the company said.  There are also co-located post-production and live studio broadcast facilities.

John Bozza, sales director, broadcast and media at Arqiva, said, “Our investment in the new European Playout Centre establishes Arqiva as a long-term leader in the playout and distribution of international television. Arqiva already plays out over 50 services including household names in the UK and around the world. We also have an excellent reputation for international broadcast distribution with some 400 services entrusted to our network. The addition of our new European Playout Centre creates a really compelling broadcast bundle for channel owners looking for a complete solution from the established industry experts.”