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BBC Creative selects Ericsson for post, media management

Deal "a great win" for Ericsson

Ericsson has signed a multi-year contract with the BBC to provide post production and media management services for BBC Creative. The contract was awarded to Ericsson following a competitive tender process.

Ericsson will provide a portfolio of end-to-end services including high-end craft editing, desktop editing and design, sound and captioning, and storage, including browse functionality and archive facilities delivered by Ericsson’s cloud-based media processing platform.

Thorsten Sauer, vice president and head of broadcast and media services, Ericsson, said: “We’re proud that the BBC has selected Ericsson as its trusted partner to provide post-production and media management services for BBC Creative.

“Our industry-leading, cloud based storage and archive facilities will enable us to meet the BBC’s content management and delivery needs both today and into the future.

“This is a great win for Ericsson – especially given the competition from other reputable post-production companies during the bid process. It pays tribute to our talented teams, technical excellence and know-how and really reinforces our position as one of the leading providers of broadcast and media services worldwide.”