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Red Bee to manage GB News’ playout

Broadcaster will employ Red Bee's Managed Playout System

GB News will employ Red Bee’s cloud-based software-only Managed Playout Service from launch.

The playout system runs on Red Bee’s hybrid cloud platform and allows rapid configuration and deployment of new TV services. According to the company, the platform also enables greater workflow visibility and increased possibilities for collaboration.

“Red Bee is a highly experienced and innovative services provider, with a strong legacy in British and international broadcasting. We are delighted to have them on board,” said Angelos Frangopoulos, CEO at GB News. “With Red Bee’s skilled playout staff and state-of-the-art platform at our disposal, we can focus on our coverage, while we rest assured our broadcasts reach our audiences across the UK.”

“Having delivered managed services to the biggest broadcasters in the UK for the past 15 years, we are well equipped for launching GB News,” added Steve Nylund, CEO, Red Bee Media. “As they enter the UK broadcasting space, our cloud-based software-only playout deployment will afford GB News the flexibility to expand and transform at the pace of the media landscape.”