BBC Worldwide renews with Red Bee

11.04 Europe/London, November 4, 2011 By Julian Clover

BBC Worldwide Channels has renewed a multiyear deal with Red Bee Media for the provision of a suite of channels including BBC Entertainment, BBC Knowledge, BBC Lifestyle, CBeebies and BBC HD across Europe and South Africa.
It follows a competitive tender for the services that include file based media management and playout services for eight BBC Worldwide channels.
Bill Patrizio, CEO of Red Bee Media, said: “We’re pleased that BBC Worldwide has selected Red Bee Media as its ongoing partner of choice. This deal is testimony to our ability to deliver first-rate, innovative media solutions that continually evolve to meet our partners’ needs and establishes our position as one of the leading providers of media management services not just in the UK, but around the world.”
The channels include: BBC Entertainment, BBC Knowledge, BBC Lifestyle and CBeebies in South Africa; BBC Entertainment, BBC Knowledge and BBC Lifestyle channels in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland; and the pan-European BBC HD service.