Red Bee Media Wins Exclusive Access Services Deal In The UK
Today Red Bee Media announced they have signed a contract with the BBC to provide access services until July 2019.
Red Bee Media, one of the world’s leading media management companies providing multi-platform technology and creative solutions to broadcasters, content rights holders, platform operators and brand owners, has signed a contract with the BBC to provide access services until July 2019.
Red Bee Media was awarded the exclusive contract following a competitive tendering process. The new deal will see Red Bee Media continue to provide subtitling, audio description and signing services for the broadcaster’s portfolio of television channels.
Under the terms of the new contract, Red Bee Media will deliver more than 60,000 hours of access services per year on behalf of the broadcaster.
David Padmore, Director, Access & Editorial, Red Bee Media, commented: “Red Bee Media has a long and positive history of working with the BBC and we are delighted to continue our relationship for the next seven years. We believe that TV should be accessible to everyone and we’re proud to work with the BBC to deliver the highest quality subtitling, audio description and signing services to the British public nationwide. Red Bee Media is a pioneer in the innovation of access services and we remain committed to investing in and developing new technologies to ensure we continue to provide our clients and their audiences with the very best, industry-leading services.”
Red Bee Media’s Access Services team is the largest accessibility operation in Europe and delivers hundreds of thousands of hours of subtitling, audio description and signing services per annum for broadcasters in the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Australia.