Red Bee Media

Red Bee Media signs deal with RTL for MCR services

Media services company Red Bee Media has announced that it will be providing its services to Dutch broadcaster RTL’s IP Global MCR Platform.  All of RTL’s facilities will be connected to the Red Bee Media MCR in Hilversum, with access to a global video network.  The transfer, which started in July, will see all MCR […]

Red Bee Media wraps up managed OTT deal with NLZIET

Ericsson-owned Red Bee Media has been contracted to deliver managed OTT services for live tv and video-on-demand platform NLZIET in the Netherlands. NLZIET is a monthly subscription service with aggregated content from 22 linear channels, created by Dutch public broadcaster NPO in cooperation with RTL and Talpa Network, two of the largest commercial broadcasters in […]

Red Bee Media opens R&D facility in London

Red Bee Media has opened a new research and development facility in London, with plans to open additional R&D hubs in Sweden and the Netherlands during 2019. The company said that it is formalising its R&D efforts under one name, Red Lab, and plans to eventually have multiple connected facilities across the globe. Red Lab, […]

Red Bee extends deal with Fox in the Middle East

Red Bee Media has extended its playout and media management services contract with Fox Networks Group Middle East. The new deal applies to the Fox, FoxMovies, StarMovies and StarWorld channels. For the first two of these, Red Bee will also provide global online distribution services through the Red Bee Media Channel Store. Replacing satellite and […]

Red Bee demos live sign language translation for broadcast TV

Red Bee Media has showcased its work in live sign language translation for broadcast TV this week to coincide with UK Council of Deafness Annual Conference. The company claims it is combining technical innovation and translators to deliver a sign language service for live news and event broadcasts, providing a solution it has developed over […]

Ericsson sells majority stake in Media Solutions to One Equity Partners

Ericsson has agreed to sell a majority share of its Media Solutions business to private equity firm One Equity Partners and will continue to develop the other half of its media operations, Red Bee Media. Ericsson said the move concludes the review of its media business – Media Solutions and Red Bee Media (formerly Broadcast […]

Ericsson revives Red Bee brand and splits off media services business

Ericsson has split off its Broadcast and Media Services business into a separate business and has revived the Red Bee brand for its new name. Ericsson Broadcast and Media Services will now become Red Bee Media and will operate as a separate business fully owned by Ericsson. The Red Bee Media name and brand identity […]

BBC strikes major playout deal with Ericsson

Ericsson will handle playout and media management for the BBC’s portfolio of UK channels as part of a new seven-year deal with the broadcaster. The contract includes playout and media management services for BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Four, CBeebies and CBBC and the BBC’s interactive Red Button service. The deal also includes playout and […]

UKTV to launch London production facility

Channel operator UKTV is set to launch a new “high-spec” production facility at its London headquarters next month. The production studios will include edit suites, filming studios and a screening room. UKTV said that the facility will create 12 brand new job roles and that with the launch it is bringing creative services in house […]

Ericsson completes Red Bee buyout

Ericsson has completed its acquisition of Red Bee Media, adding 1,500 new employees to its business and establishing the UK as a “major global media hub” for the firm. The news comes after the UK’s Competition Commission formally cleared the deal on March 27 of this year. Ericsson first announced its intention to buy Red […]

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