Red Bee Media has opened their second Red Lab facility in Hilversum, the Netherlands. Red Lab Hilversum will focus on product development, testing and demonstrations of IP and software-based solutions for video acquisition, compression, contribution and distribution services. Under the Red Lab name, Red Bee Media is formalizing its R&D efforts with multiple connected facilities across the globe. The first Red Lab opened in London in February 2019 and a third facility will be launched in Stockholm during the year.

"Red Lab Hilversum gives us a great opportunity to develop and test our IP enabled capabilities, increasing the value we bring to our customers in live video services and remote production. We are committed to putting multitenant platform innovation at the heart of what we do as an agile managed services provider in the broadcasting and media industry. ”

Kris Langbridge Head of Distribution Services, Red Bee Media

"With the combination of Red Lab London and Red Lab Hilversum, we will now be able to demonstrate end-to-end IP workflows between multiple countries and demonstrate how Red Bee Media is leading the industry in multitenant IP platform technology. ”

David Travis Chief Services Portfolio Officer, Red Bee Media

Launching Red Lab Hilversum, Red Bee Media performed a successful trial of IP contribution technologies. The trial involved testing the possibility to deliver uncompressed video over a redundant long-haul connection (2 x 35 km) from the Amsterdam Arena into the MCR test platform in Red Lab Hilversum. With a 100 % stable IP connection, delivering a stunning 1080p HLG HDR signal, the test was a success.

"This trial was a huge achievement and it validated our designs for distribution timing protocols and stable packet delivery. We were able to stretch and improve the capabilities of our current technology stack, adding bleeding edge components through its paces. As a result of this trial, we now have a whole new list of exciting ideas to explore with our partners.”

Henk den Bok Strategic Product Manager, Distribution Services, Red Bee Media



Testing facilities for IP based solutions invideo contribution and distribution services (incl. video routing, SDI to IP conversion, FPGA, automation, control and monitoring)

Product development of new solutions to meet the challenges inherent in the migration towards IP based services (incl. PTP resilience, achieving zero packet loss across distributed networks, and security).

Demonstrations showcasing Red Bee Medias managed services portfolio in live video contribution, software-based encoding and distribution services

Persbericht in het Nederlands

Press Release – Red Lab Hilversum – (NL) 2019-07-10

About Red Bee

Red Bee Media is a leading global media services company headquartered in London, with 2,300 media experts spread across Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and North America. Every day, millions of people across the globe discover, enjoy and engage with content prepared, managed, broadcast and streamed through Red Bee’s services. The company empowers some of the world’s strongest media brands, broadcasters and content owners to instantly connect with audiences anyhow, anywhere, anytime. Through an end-to-end, managed services offering, Red Bee provides innovative solutions across the entire content delivery chain – covering Live & Remote production, Managed OTT, Distribution, Media Management, Access Services, Content Discovery, Playout and Post Production.

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