Red Bee Media Wins Pan-Regional, Multi-year Deal with JSTV

29/09/11

Red Bee Media to provide HD enabled broadcast services for JSTV across UK, Europe, Russia, Middle East and North Africa.

Red Bee Media to provide HD enabled broadcast services for JSTV across the UK, Europe, Russia, the Middle East and North Africa.

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, today announced a multi-year deal with NHK CosmoMedia Europe to provide HD enabled post-production, media management and broadcast services for its JSTV (Japanese Satellite Television) channel portfolio across the UK, Europe, Russia, the Middle East and North Africa.

The JSTV channels broadcast a wide range of Japanese language programming 24 hours a day including NHK News, documentaries, drama, animation/anime and sport alongside best of breed entertainment shows from Japanese commercial broadcasters. The channels are available in over 70 countries via Hotbird 6 as a DTH service as well as a number of cable and IPTV operators. The JSTV channels are operated by NHK CosmoMedia Europe, a subsidiary of NHK Enterprises Inc. NHK Enterprises Inc. is the commercial arm of Japan’s largest public broadcaster, NHK, which is widely regarded as one of the world’s most technologically advanced public service broadcasters.

Mr Masafumi Mochizuki, Managing Director of NHK CosmoMedia Europe said: “We appointed Red Bee Media because of their scale and extensive expertise working with both traditional and emerging media technologies. Their advanced, end-to end, integrated solutions will enable us to grow our offering and provide our audiences with the highest quality service available, 24 hours a day.”

“We are very pleased to be appointed as NHK CosmoMedia Europe’s chosen partner for cutting-edge broadcast services across the UK, EMEA and Russia”, commented Mr Bill Patrizio, CEO of Red Bee Media. “We are privileged to be an innovation partner with NHK CosmoMedia Europe and assist them to stay connected with their viewers and to evolve the JSTV offering into the HD and multi-platform world. This deal demonstrates Red Bee Media’s commitment to technological excellence and further establishes our position as one of the leading providers of media management services in the world.”