- Exclusive deal includes playout, media management, metadata, business continuity and access services
- Deal spans Channel 5’s portfolio of terrestrial and digital channels in the UK
Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC), today announced that it has signed an exclusive multi-year broadcast and media services deal with leading UK broadcaster, Channel 5, which is owned by Viacom.
The deal, which was won following a competitive tender process, includes playout, media management, metadata, access services (captioning, audio description and sign language interpretation) and business continuity services. Ericsson will provide these services for Channel 5’s entire portfolio of terrestrial and digital channels (Channel 5, 5*, Spike and 5USA), as well as for its catch up offerings, including Channel 5+1 and Channel 5+24. Ericsson will also deliver media management services for the broadcaster’s Demand 5 video-on-demand platform. All services will commence in May 2016.
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