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Red Bee Media renews global MCR contract with Talpa TV

Deal extends 23-year partnership

Dutch broadcaster Talpa TV (former SBS) is renewing its relationship with Red Bee Media in a three-year contract for global Master Control Room (MCR) services.

Red Bee Media will continue to manage the live broadcasts of international news and sports for Talpa TV, including the Champions League.

The three-year contract will also see Talpa TV continue to benefit from Red Bee Media innovation, including access to Red Bee Media’s UHD/HDR capabilities.

Red Bee Media, with its global MCR services based in the Netherlands, ensures access to some top content providers with 40,000 hours of live TV every year and over 500 downlink requests per month.

“We have relied on Red Bee Media’s MCR services for 23 years in a row, with a devoted team assisting us around the clock, year-round,” said Maikel Bekker, manager operations & support at Talpa TV. “We feel confident that they will continue to deliver the coming three years and manage our live content to our playout and studios in Amsterdam with dedication and professionalism.”

Leonard Ariëns, sales director, Red Bee Media Netherlands, added: “It goes without saying that we are very proud to renew this contract again for the coming three years. The renewed confidence is a confirmation that our dedicated Global MCR staff are delivering the highest quality services available.”