IBC 2012: SES taps Red Bee Media for remote satellite recording service

Editor | 10-09-2012

Embracing the current growing vogue for multiscreen and connected technology, leading satellite operator SES has unveiled what it claims is an industry leading remote recording service for satellite reception devices.

Developed in association with Red Bee Media, SatRecord takes the form of a TV remote recording service which will provide consumers with the capability to record TV programmes via internet-connected devices such as PCs, laptops, tablets or smartphones from wherever they may be. Consumers enter requests to record using PCs, laptops, tablets or smartphones via an EPG. The request is then sent over-the-air directly to their set-top boxes enabled for SatRecord service.

"Driving innovation is key to increasing the competitive proposition of satellite TV. By enabling consumers to record their favourite TV programmes easily, the new SatRecord initiative will create stronger user retention to satellite infrastructure. Together with leading consumer electronics partners, we are again demonstrating our ability to provide additional value to the satellite TV industry," said Wilfried Urner, Senior Vice President, Product Development and Management of SES.

Added Steve Plunkett, Chief Technology Officer of Red Bee Media: "We are proud to work with SES to develop this industry leading solution. Red Bee Media is committed to delivering technical excellence, innovation and cutting-edge solutions that help our clients and their consumers to stay at the very forefront of the media revolution. Together with SES, we look forward to establishing SatRecord as the standard of choice."