Arqiva hires Dom Wedgwood as CTO

UK communications infrastructure and media services firm, Arqiva, has hired Dom Wedgwood as chief technology officer. Wedgwood will start his role June 1 and will join the executive committee where he will report to CEO Shuja Khan. His appointment comes following a comprehensive programme of system transformation and platform consolidation at the company. In his […]

Arqiva and MainStreaming join forces to deliver nextgen streaming solutions

Arqiva and MainStreaming have forged a technology and services partnership, to jointly offer distribution services for the media streaming market. The partners will explore how the combination of MainStreaming’s cutting-edge CDN technology and broadcast-grade streaming experience with Arqiva’s global media infrastructure and managed services capability can offer “more scalable, flexible, and programming-centric content distribution services […]

Arqiva steps down as shareholder in Freeview

Broadcast network infrastructure provider Arqiva is withdrawing from Freeview operator Digital UK. Announced in an update to shareholder, Arqiva, which has been involved with Freeview since its launch in 2005, will pull out of the company from March 2021. The news follows reports that Arqiva had been reluctant to further invest in HbbTV-based hybrid platform […]

Arqiva builds cloud-based metadata management for Freeview Play

Communications infrastructure and media services provider Arqiva has built a cloud-based metadata management system for Digital UK, the outfit that leads the development of UK digital-terrestrial platform Freeview. According to Arqivia, the system supports the migration of the Freeview Play service information platform to a public cloud infrastructure, and aggregates, manages and delivers service and […]

Arqiva sells telecom assets for £2bn to focus on broadcast

UK broadcast and telecom transmission service outfit Arqiva has struck a deal with Cellnex for the sale of its telecoms infrastructure and related assets at an enterprise value of £2 billion. The transaction will see about.7,400 of Arqiva’s cellular sites, including masts and towers as well as urban rooftop sites, and the right to market […]

Two new appointments at Globecast

Media solutions provider Globecast has announced two UK-based appointments in its distribution and contribution teams. Jack Braybrook has joined the content and distribution team as account manager (AM), Distribution, while James Whittaker has joined the contribution team as business development manager (BDM) OU Sports and Events. “Jack and James have the proper skillsets to help […]

Immediate Media taps Arqiva for hybrid delivery of channels

UK media services outfit Arqiva has launched a new hybrid TV service on the country’s digital-terrestrial TV platform for two of specialist interest media company Immediate Media’s craft shopping channels. Arqiva said it had extended the delivery of Sewing Quarter and Jewellery Maker to the DTT audience via two new IP portals, giving viewers 24-hour […]

France 24 taps Arqiva for UK HD launch

News channel France 24 HD has launched in the UK, supplementing the standard definition version of the channel. France 24 has tapped its existing media services provider Arqiva to upgrade its five-year contract with the news broadcaster to incorporate the launch of the HD channel. France 24 has been available in standard definition in the […]

Arqiva launches AWS-powered virtualised services

Arqiva has announced its first suite of virtualised media management services, covering playout, OTT managed head-end, and video-on-demand processing. Arqiva is using Amazon Web Services (AWS) to power the services, which are designed to let customers quickly trial, adopt and integrate new services on a short- and long-term basis depending on market demands. “We are […]

YouView chief Halton to leave at end of year

YouView chief executive Richard Halton is to stand down at the end of this year to pursue new opportunities. The UK hybrid digital TV platform, which is jointly owned by BT, TalkTalk, the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Arqiva, said that Halton, who led YouView from launch, had decided the moment was right […]

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