The company has secured a multi-year arrangement with NHK CosmoMedia Europe to provide HD-enabled post, media management and broadcast services for the JSTV (Japanese Satellite Television) channel portfolio across the UK, Europe, Russia, the Middle East and North Africa.
The JSTV channels – which are operated by NHK Enterprises Inc subsidiary NHK CosmoMedia Europe – broadcast a wide range of Japanese language programming 24 hours per day, including NHK News, documentaries, drama, animation/anime and sport, alongside entertainment shows from Japanese commercial broadcasters. The channels are available in more than 70 countries via Hotbird 6 as a DTH service, as well as a number of cable and IPTV operators.
Masafumi Mochizuki, managing director of NHK CosmoMedia Europe, commented: “We appointed Red Bee Media because of their scale and extensive expertise working with both traditional and emerging media technologies. Their advanced, end-to end, integrated solutions will enable us to grow our offering and provide our audiences with the highest quality service available, 24 hours a day.”
Bill Patrizio (pictured), CEO of Red Bee Media, added: “We are very pleased to be appointed as NHK CosmoMedia Europe’s chosen partner for cutting-edge broadcast services across the UK, EMEA and Russia. We are privileged to be an innovation partner with NHK CosmoMedia Europe and assist them to stay connected with their viewers and to evolve the JSTV offering into the HD and multi-platform world. This deal demonstrates Red Bee Media’s commitment to technological excellence and further establishes our position as one of the leading providers of media management services in the world.”