Red Bee has added four new points of presence (POP) for channel distribution in the UK and France.
The new POPs, three in London, one in France, enable content providers to directly access a catalogue of up to 10,000 globally sourced live channels from the Red Bee Channel Store.
The POPs in London will be available through Telehouse and Equinix, as well as in Red Bee’s Broadcast Centre facilities. The POP in Paris is hosted by Telehouse. Red Bee already has points of presence in the Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, Belgium and Germany.
The Channel Store is a global signal aggregation and distribution platform where live content is aggregated from multiple sources over Red Bee’s global network, including internal and external playout sources, fixed-line fibre connections, web streams, secure internet delivery and satellite down-link through Red Bee’s own teleport facilities.
It currently features over 1000 active channels and a catalogue of over 10,000 that can be spun up quickly whenever needed. It acquires signals from over 100 suppliers and distributes channels to over 30 affiliates.
“We are very excited to bring our full catalogue of television and radio channels to the UK and French market through our new points of presence in London and Paris,” said Kristian Langbridge, head of transformation and distribution at Red Bee “This latest deployment allows us to provide British and French broadcasters, streaming services, telcos and other content providers with a fast and simple way to source live channels and create competitive channel packages.”