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SES to provide playout, IP distribution for BBC Studios

Technical playout infrastructure provided from SES’s new Stockley Park facility in London

BBC Studios has selected SES to deliver playout and IP distribution for its 50 linear channels and associated VoD services.

As part of the multi-year contract, SES will provide playout, content processing, distribution, and VoD services, delivering BBCS and UKTV content to a network of affiliates globally and in the UK.

These services will be based on SES’s European global delivery services with technical playout infrastructure provided from the company’s new Stockley Park facility in London, with its Munich playout facility overseeing operational management.

“Our UK and global audiences and advertisers expect seamlessly delivered high-quality services, and in the transforming world of broadcast we need flexibility and responsiveness to meet ever changing audience demands,” said Marcus Arthur, president UK, Ireland BBC Studios and CEO of UKTV. “By selecting SES, we believe we have found a partner that is committed to delivering innovation and can meet our business needs going into the future.”

“We are truly excited to be delivering a complete set of video services to BBCS,” added Steve Collar, CEO of SES. “Our dual facility approach is fundamental to our success in ensuring that we have always-on fully backed-up content delivery services and will enable us to provide the highest quality of service for BBCS.”