Ericsson expands UK media operations

Ericsson is establishing a new broadcast and media services facility at MediaCityUK. The Manchester site will go live in Q1 next year, and plans to deliver 24-hour playout and
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Ericsson is establishing a new broadcast and media services facility at MediaCityUK.

The Manchester site will go live in Q1 next year, and plans to deliver 24-hour playout and media management services to its clients.

The corporation has also extended its lease at the Broadcast Centre in London, which will house a new creative studio for Red Bee, Ericsson’s creative agency.

Thorsten Sauer, head of broadcast and media services at Ericsson, said, “Every day people across the UK watch television programmes prepared, managed and broadcast by Ericsson.

“This move really underlines our ongoing commitment to the industry and the UK.

“Our broadcast and media hubs in London and Salford will provide our clients with world-class facilities, ultimate resilience and leading edge technology both now and in the future, all delivered by our talented teams.”

Ericsson’s global content discovery portfolio spans over 10 million movies and programme titles covering over 35 languages.

Stephen Wild, managing director, MediaCityUK, added, “We are delighted that Ericsson has chosen MediaCityUK as the base for its new northern media services facility.

“This move further confirms MediaCityUK’s status as a location for critical broadcast operations and will enable Ericsson to take advantage of the resilient power and connectivity infrastructure designed into the campus.”

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