UKTV extends Ericsson deals21 July 2016
UKTV has extended its playout, VoD and access services contracts with Ericsson.
The agreement will see Ericsson continue to deliver playout services for UKTV’s ten-channel portfolio.
The company will also provide media management services for on-demand service UKTV Play, as well as delivering VoD content to aggregation platforms.
“We are delighted to be continuing our long-standing relationship with Ericsson and look forward to working closely with them as we develop new services to harness opportunities offered through IP and cloud-based service provision,” said UKTV director of technology and operations, Sinead Greenaway (pictured).
The deal also means Ericsson will migrate UKTV’s VoD preparation services to its end-to end ‘package and deliver’ service, as well as expanding the relationship between the two companies by supplying its subtitling and audio services.
Thorsten Sauer, head of broadcast and media services at Ericsson, added, “We look forward to strengthening our relationship further and helping UKTV to provide their audiences with the very best TV experience anytime, anywhere for years to come.”