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Ekstraklasa taps Red Bee for enhanced streaming service

Polish top tier football league the Ekstraklasa has chosen Red Bee Media as its technology partner to jointly develop its Ekstraklasa.TV streaming platform. The evolution of Ekstraklasa.TV will kick off this season, with greater interactivity and personalisation, improvement of the user experience, and the launch of an advertising model. Future updates are intended to include […]

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 […]

Red Bee signs Fox Sports Netherlands deal 

Media services firm Red Bee has signed a multi-year deal with Fox Sports in the Netherlands.  Under this agreement, Fox Sports will utilise Red Bee’s multi-tenant IP-based global MCR Platform in Hilversum. Red Bee will also provide mobile encoding kits for 38 football stadiums, delivering signals from the Dutch premier and second tier league.  Additional […]

Women’s football OTT player Wnited to launch in Q1 2020

Red Bee and sports rights agency Spring Media are partnering to launch a new OTT service dedicated to women’s football. Announced at Sportel Monaco, Wnited will launch in Q1 2020 and “aggregate high-level multi-camera content from top tier leagues in Europe, Asia and the Americas as well as national team matches to global audiences”. The […]

Viacom taps Red Bee for Paramount Network UK launch

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has tapped Red Bee Media for the launch of Paramount Network in the UK. Paramount Network, which launched in the UK market earlier this month, is being scheduled and programmed by the Channel 5 editorial team under the direction of Ben Frow, director of programmes at Viacom-owned Channel 5. The […]

Competition regulator clears playout merger

The UK Competition Commission has confirmed its clearance, by a majority of Ericsson’s acquisition of Red Bee Media. The regulator had earlier provisionally accepted that the acquisition would not have an adverse impact on competition in the UK playout market. Ericsson currently provides playout services to ITV and NBC Universal, whilst Red Bee Media supplies […]

Samsung unveils new Smart TV features, chooses Red Bee for discovery

Consumer electronics giant Samsung is using the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week to unveil a range of new features to its Smart TV platform, designed to enable intelligent navigation and discovery of content. Samsung’s key innovations for CES include Smart Hub and S-recommendation with voice interaction. The former comprises a five-panel user […]

Red Bee to supply live subtitling for ESPN UK

Red Bee Media has struck a multi-year deal to supply live subtitles for ESPN UK’s live sports network, beginning this month. The deal marks the first time that ESPN UK’s live sports network is providing live subtitles on all of ESPN’s live coverage of Barclays Premier League, Scottish Premier League, Europa League, FA Cup, England […]

Second screen use grows but experience still poor, says survey

Over 86% of UK viewers with smart devices have used a second-screen device while watching TV, but only 19% rate their ability to engage with shows positively, according to research carried out for infrastructure provider Red Bee Media. Some 78% of those surveyed thought that smart devices were a better way to interact with TV […]

Waitrose to launch online TV service

UK retailer Waitrose is launching an online video service with broadcast services provider Red Bee Media. Launching this autumn, Waitrose TV will feature a ‘highlights’ channel that includes new videos every week, as well as channels dedicated to food, drink, health, ethical sourcing and seasonal events such as Christmas, with recipes, how-to guides, ideas and […]