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Youfone taps Red Bee Channel Store for TV aggregation

Technology outfit Red Bee is providing channel distribution services for the Dutch independent telecom provider Youfone, with the Red Bee Channel Store enabling it to create bundles with local and international news, sports and entertainment for its TV subscription service.

Red Bee’s Channel Store provides access to a global platform for signal aggregation and a catalogue of 10,000 channels.

The service provides a signal aggregation and distribution platform where live content is aggregated from multiple sources over Red Bee’s global network, that includes internal and external playout sources, fixed-line fibre connections, web streams, secure internet delivery and satellite downlink through Red Bee’s teleport facilities.

Channel Store currently features over 1,000 active channels and a catalogue of over 10,000 that can be spun up whenever needed, according to Red Bee. It acquires signals from over 100 suppliers and distributes channels to over 30 affiliates.

“We chose Red Bee because of the broad supply of channels and the simplicity of the service. We want to offer our subscribers a great mix of live and on-demand content and with Red Bee we got just that with a short and easy setup” said Valentijn Rensing, CEO, Youfone

“Red Bee is offering some of the most comprehensive channel aggregation services in the world and we are happy that Youfone chose us to create channel packages for their subscribers. Channel Store provides simple access to live content from all over the world and our customers don’t have to worry about anything except choosing the right channels to match their brand and satisfy their viewers,” said Josbert van Rooijen, head of market area Benelux & CEE, Red Bee.