Red Bull selects Arqiva for live sports distribution

Red Bull Media House has struck a new partnership with Arqiva, which will distribute live sports for the media company to international broadcasters. The multi-year occasional use partnership will see communications infrastructure and media services company, Arqiva, distribute the content globally to rights takers through its teleports. Red Bull hosts a range of sports events […]

Arqiva broadcasting S4C HD service

Transmission services provider Arqiva has struck a deal with Welsh-language channel S4C to broadcast its recently launched HD service. S4C HD has been on air since June 7, broadcasting content including coverage of the Euro2016 football championship, in which the Welsh team reached the semi-finals, to an average 629,000 weekly viewers. The channel is available […]

Arqiva renews capacity on Eutelsat satellites

UK transmission services provider Arqiva has renewed multi-year contracts for capacity on two Eutelsat satellites. The Ku-band capacity on Eutelsat 10A and Eutelsat 7B are central to Arqiva’s European distribution capability. David Crawford, managing director for satellite and media at Arqiva, said: “Arqiva is dedicated to providing the very best service for our customers. This […]

BBC taps Arqiva for extended Olympics coverage

The BBC is tapping transmission services provider Arqiva’s UK digital-terrestrial capacity to extend its coverage of the Rio Olympic Games. Under the latest agreement between the pair, Arqiva will carry an additional eight DTT service via its COM8 multiplex, helping the BBC bring over 3,000 hours of live coverage of the games to UK viewers. […]

Al Jazeera taps Arqiva for global satellite distribution

Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera Media Network has tapped media services provider Arqiva to provide its global teleport and satellite distribution services. As part of the long-term agreement, Arqiva will distribute Al Jazeera’s flagship news channels Al Jazeera Arabic and Al Jazeera English to global networks. Arqiva said it will provide dual and triplicate redundancy on […]

Fox free-to-air channel YourTV goes live

Fox International Channels UK and Arqiva are today launching Fox UK’s first free-to-air entertainment channel, YourTV. The female-skewing network, the first Fox UK channel to launch in 11 years, will air across the UK for 20 hours each day from 07:00 to 15:00 on the Freeview, YouView, Freesat and Sky platforms. The channel will be broadcast in standard […]

Nostalgia movie channel Talking Pictures launches on Freeview

Nostalgia-focused UK film channel Talking Pictures TV is launching today on the UK’s Freeview platform on channel 81 in partnership with Arqiva. The SD channel will reach about 72% of the UK population at launch via the Arqiva Freeview multiplex. Talking Pictures TV is a family-run business, which first began as a classic films DVD […]

Arqiva ups Eutelsat capacity for UK DTH broadcasting

Arqiva has signed a multi-year deal with Eutelsat Communications for a fourteenth transponder at the 28° East video neighbourhood, to serve the UK direct-to-home (DTH) broadcasting market. The communications infrastructure and media services company said that its strong portfolio of capacity at the UK’s premium neighbourhood – combined with encryption, multiplexing and uplinking services – […]

ABN TV joins Arqiva connected TV platform

ABN TV has become the latest channel to sign up for distribution to Freeview viewers in the UK via the Arqiva hybrid IPTV Connected Broadcaster platform. The channel, which has targeted a black audience, views the platform as way to bridge the gap between ethnic and mainstream broadcasting and reflect the interest and aspirations of […]

Arqiva names new CEO

UK broadcasting and communications infrastructure and services provider Arqiva has named Simon Beresford-Wylie as its new CEO, replacing John Cresswell.  Beresford-Wylie, who will join Arqiva on August 1, was previously employed by Samsung Electronics, where he was based in Seoul, Korea as a special advisor, guiding a review of the strategy and operations of the […]