Comux has this week signed an agreement with Arqiva to provide its transmission services for local digital television programming. Local TV locations are launching across the country with the first 19 being rolled out later this year and into 2014, broadcasting on Freeview channel 8 in England and Wales.
Arqiva will provide the main transmission services including network access and managed transmissions. Comux will use Arqiva masts, power supplies and new antennas on transmission sites. The company will also manage the transmission of Comux’s playout signal, providing local TV stations with the final link they need to broadcast their programming.
“Arqiva’s history in programme transmission services, and their ability to deliver local television within a very short timescale made them an obvious choice for Comux,” said Ed Hall (pictured), chief executive, Comux. “Arqiva’s 24/7 support services will enable the local stations to maintain a good reliable service which is critical to ensuring quality and professionalism.”
Steve Holebrook, managing director, Broadcast & Media, Arqiva added: “The launch of local TV services across the UK is an exciting part of the new broadcasting landscape and we are delighted to be part of it, working with the dynamic and creative team at Comux in support of the rollout.”