Fox extends Chello playout contract

09.10 Europe/London, November 25, 2011 By Julian Clover

Fox International Channels has placed a new five-year contract with Chello DMC to provide playout services for a bouquet of TV channels.
Under the contract, Chello will deliver a suite of playout services for 12 Fox International Channels (FIC) linear TV channels in Europe, which carry the National Geographic brand, managing multiple language and subtitle tracks.
Chello DMC will handle traffic, ingest, scheduling, advanced playout including cue tone insertion, watermarking and dynamic graphics and signal delivery over cable and satellite.
Chello DMC already delivers 11 FIC channels as a mixture of SD, HD, simulcast and opt-out services, 13 language tracks and eight subtitle tracks to eight European territories.
Under the new contract, the current HD and SD FIC feeds for the Benelux region will be replaced with a HD simulcast. Two additional services are to be launched in 2011.