Managed media services company brings up to 10,000 globally-sourced live channels to Europe, via Equinix
LONDON, UK, – July 15, 2020 – Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced that leading global managed media services company Red Bee, has expanded its connectivity on Platform Equinix® to the UK. The move supports the growth of the Red Bee Channel Store, whereby broadcasters, streaming services, telcos and other content providers can directly access a catalogue of up to 10,000 globally-sourced live channels.
With direct and secure connections via Equinix to Red Bee’s global platform for signal aggregation, UK content providers can now use the Channel Store to provide high-quality television bundles for their viewers.
Red Bee utilises an interconnection-first approach within Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX™) data centers in Amsterdam, Helsinki and London, to support its growing Channel Store—allowing content-owners and distributors to market and deliver multi-format, live content. The Channel Store enables millions of people across the globe to discover, enjoy and engage with, content prepared, managed, broadcast and streamed through Red Bee’s services.
Growing consumer demand for video on demand (VOD) on more internet connected devices, is driving innovation across the content and digital media sector. Viewers not only expect more choice, but a consistent quality of experience on whatever device they use from whatever location they’re in. These expectations have accelerated change across the sector—which was already digitising—to rapidly rearchitect infrastructure to keep pace with the increasingly challenging landscape.
Interconnection between multiple parties within the media workflow—such as content creators, distributors, Internet service providers, networks and cloud providers—is playing a critical role in this shift by enabling the real-time transmission of latency-sensitive data in a scalable and secure manner, away from the public internet.
Equinix has been a pioneer in building a global platform that enables media enterprises to interconnect with key parties in their supply chains via direct and secure interconnection. By doing this, companies can better scale operations, optimise latency and reach end-users in milliseconds .
Kristian Langbridge, Head of Transformation and Distribution, Red Bee:
“We are very excited to be able to bring our full catalogue of television and radio channels to the UK market through our new point of presence in London. This latest deployment allows us to provide British Broadcasters, streaming services, telcos and other content providers with a fast and simple way to source live channels and create competitive channel packages.”
Matt George, Director of Field Development, EMEA, Equinix:
“We are delighted to support Red Bee Media with its latest London point of presence. The deployment further complements a fast-growing ecosystem of media and entertainment companies running their digital businesses across Platform Equinix. The ability to support end-users with the lowest latency and deliver a consistent quality of experience, has never been so important within the competitive landscape of OTT streaming.”
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