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Arqiva to deliver GB News to all major UK platforms

Arqiva will employ a combination of traditional fibre and its fully managed Virtual Connect cloud-based products

GB News has selected Arqiva to distribute its news channel to all major UK platforms including Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media, YouView and Freesat, reaching more than 96 per cent of British television households.

The full-service proposition will see Arqiva execute the launch and manage the programme delivery for GB News, employing a combination of traditional fibre and Arqiva’s fully managed Virtual Connect cloud-based products.

Chris Alner, director of Commercial Broadcast at Arqiva, said: “We’ve been at the centre of UK broadcasting for decades, and have the knowledge and experience to help our customers launch seamlessly across all major TV platforms in the UK. Our end-to-end proposition provides GB News with a one-stop service that will underpin a smooth arrival into the UK media landscape. As viewer expectations around instant news, reporting and analysis coverage heighten, we’re pleased to be able to support GB News on their journey.”

Angelos Frangopoulos, CEO at GB News added, “Arqiva’s heritage in broadcasting, and their track record in service delivery gives us confidence that our audience will have the best possible chance to see our content. We’re looking forward to working with them to deliver our channel seamlessly to people’s homes across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.”