YahLive and Arqiva to bring HD programming to MENA

UAE-based satellite operator YahLive has announced a new partnership with Arqiva that will see the broadcast services provider uplinking HD TV services to Yahlive capacity from a European hub. The deal will mean households across the MENA region with access to YahLive, which is located at 52.5° East will be able to view various European […]

Arqiva acquires Connect TV

UK broadcast services provider Arqiva has acquired Connect TV, the platform that brings OTT content to the UK’s Freeview platform. Arqiva operates the UK’s DTT network and said the acquisition would enable it to offer various connected TV services on the network. Connect TV brings internet-delivered content to the Freeview EPG. The service works on […]

Arqiva takes additional Eutelsat capacity

Broadcast services provider Arqiva has leased additional capacity from Eutelsat’s 7A satellite to meet growing demand for video services in Europe and the Middle East. Under the new agreement, Arqiva has taken an additional 36MHz transponder of capacity on Eutelsat 7A, which provides coverage of Europe, Russia, Turkey and the Middle East. Barrie Woolston, commercial […]

Gibraltar signs up with Arqiva for DTT

The Gibraltar Regulatory Authority (GRA) has signed a contract with broadcast services provider Ariqiva to build a digital broadcasting network in Gibraltar. According to local reports, the GIP1 million (€1.24 million) contract foresees the development of two digital TV multiplexes and two digital radio multiplexes. The Gibraltar government has confirmed plans to complete digital switchover […]

UK DSO moves towards endgame as London switches over

Digital switchover begins in London this week with the switch-off of BBC 2’s analogue transmissions, with other channels to follow on April 18. The London switchover is the last significant part of the UK’s digital switchover process, which kicked off six years ago. John Cresswell, CEO of Arqiva, which has managed the switchover process, said: […]

Arqiva names people chief

Media services provider Arqiva has named Matthew Brearley as director of people and organization. Brearley, who was HR and property director at Vodafone UK before taking a career break to pursue charity interests, will sit on the Arqiva board and will report to CEO John Cresswell.  

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, […]

Arqiva wins France 24 and Freesat deals

Broadcast services provider Arqiva has secured UK distribution deals with France 24 and Freesat.   The five-year contract with news channel France 24 will see Arqiva providing multiplexing, uplinking and satellite services to deliver the channel’s English language feed to the BSkyB and Freesat DTH platforms as well as to various hotels. Arqiva has also […]

Leap in UK digital homes as switchover progresses

The number of all-digital TV homes in the UK has leapt from 50% to 63% this week. Transmission company Arqiva said it had completed the switchover of two key transmitters in the UK, accounting for the large overnight gain in digital-only homes. By the end of 2011, 11 of the 15 TV regions in the […]

Jackson reportedly quits as SeeSaw chairman

Former Channel 4 CEO Michael Jackson has reportedly quit his role as chairman of struggling online video-on-demand service SeeSaw. Criterion Capital Partners, the owner of social networking site Bebo, acquired a 75% stake in SeeSaw from transmission services provider Arqiva in July. The private equity group’s agreement with Arqiva included a clause that it had […]

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