Vivid and richly-featured

Our Managed Thematic Playout service is for channels with very limited live content – or none at all. Our menu of options includes graphics, captions (subtitles), regional opts, voice-over, ad insertion, HD/SD, +1 channels, as well as live inputs and operational models to meet the specific needs of your channel.

Modular economy

Our modular approach allows you to customize your Playout package easily, so you’ll only pay for what you use. You’ll also be able to tap into Red Bee Media’s wider scale economies (including connectivity), and centralized platform development – shaving crucial digits off your channel’s operational expenditure.

Focus on your content

Our future-proof approach means you don’t need to risk a long-term investment in equipment and expertise that may soon become obsolete. Opting for Red Bee Media’s Managed Thematic Playout service will enable you to focus on what really matters – your content.

Managed Thematic Playout: Facts and Figures

  • Deliver over 300 linear channels worldwide—including some of the most complex in the industry (e.g., BBC1, ITV1, TV4 and TV5 Monde)
  • Delivered Europe’s first UHD channel (BT Sport)
  • Operate six dedicated delivery hubs complemented by cloud-based capabilities


Trust us to be there for the long haul, responding to your channels’ changing needs without letting up on delivery for an instant. Our reputation is gold


Our size and pedigree gives us the edge on smaller, specialist Playout operators. We invest in future-proof solutions, and can offer complex outsourcing agreements.


We manage Playout better than any other operator in the world. Operating across five of Red Bee Media’s secure and resilient hubs, this diversification affords unparalleled and ample options for disaster recovery, in the unlikely event that something should go wrong.