Red Bee Media has provided Systems Integration Services for Altice France, creating a completely new Broadcast and News Center in Paris, France. The facilities cover all the needs of a major media company dealing with news and sports – including a playout control room ready to broadcast 25 linear channels in HD and UHD, a master control room (MCR) for news production, 7 studios & galleries, 20 edit suites, 20 commentary booths and availability for 2 outside broadcast vans. Red Bee Media has built all technical facilities needed to complete this vast and complex installation. The official and final inauguration took place on October 9th with the launch of the news channel BFM TV.
Altice France wanted to renew their facilities and create an entirely new, state-of the-art Broadcast and News Center. Red Bee Media was selected to provide Systems Integration Services and design, build and configure the whole facility.
– We have created top-of-the-line facilities from where we can broadcast high-quality news, sports and entertainment to millions of viewers. During this project, Red Bee Media has proved to be a skilled, efficient and reliable service provider that delivered with exceptional quality on a tight deadline, says Damien Bernet, Executive Director Altice Media.
The project was initiated in April 2017 and took 17 months to complete. The facilities were initially inaugurated with the launch of 7 channels in late August, with broadcasts covering high-quality sports events such as the Premier League, the Champions League and Europa League. The official grand opening of the facilities took place on 9th of October with the launch of the news channel BFM TV.
– This has been a large and highly complex project that we are very proud to have been a part of. Our team has been spending extended hours of work to deliver on the requirements provided from Altice France and the result is a truly state-of-the-art Broadcast & News Center, says Jerome Monteil, Head of Market Area Southern Europe, Red Bee Media.
According to the requirements of Altice France, Red Bee Media has provided services covering every possible aspect to make the project a success – including design & specifications, workflow definition, procurement, logistics, cabling, integration, installation and configuration. The project has involved 30 fulltime staff from Red Bee Media and the coordination of over 300 external service providers.
The Altice France Broadcast & News Center is located in the 15th Arr. in Paris and will be providing high quality content in Sports, Entertainment and News to millions of viewers all over France, through TV and radio channels such as BFM TV, BFM Business and the various RMC Sport channels.
FACTS AND FIGURES – ALTICE FRANCE BROADCAST & NEWS CENTER
- Playout Control Room for 25 linear channels in HD and UHD
- MCR for News Production
- 7 Studios and Galleries
- 20 Edit Suites
- 20 Commentary Booths
- Availability and space for 2 OB Vans
For more information please contact
Jesper Wendel, Head of Communications, Red Bee Media
+33(0)786 63 19 21
About Red Bee Media – www.redbeemedia.com
Part of Ericsson – Red Bee Media is a leading global media services company with more than 2500 media service and broadcast experts. With the head office in London, UK Red Bee Media provides services from 11 main hubs around the globe. Every day, millions of people on all continents watch television programs prepared, managed and broadcast by Red Bee Media staff. Every year, the business delivers 4 million hours of programming in more than 60+ languages for over 500 TV channels. Red Bee Media’s OTT services include live transcoding of 233 channels for broadcasters and 119 standalone channels provided to 1.7 million subscribers. The company’s content discovery portfolio spans more than 10 million movies and program titles, covering over 25 languages, and includes an image database with over 90 percent of all programming available across traditional TV, VOD and SVOD. Red Bee Media also provides over 200,000 hours of captioning each year – more than 70,000 hours of which is live.
About Altice France – alticefrance.com
Altice France is the leading telecoms-media convergence player in France.
Through SFR, France’s second-largest communications services company, Altice France is a telecommunications industry leader serving 22 million customers. SFR owns the country’s first fiber optical network (FTTB / FTTH) with 11.8 million eligible FTTx connections. It also boasts the greatest number of 4G antennas in the country, covering 97% of the population.
SFR enjoys a major presence across the entire market, among the public, businesses, local authorities and other telecom companies.
Altice France is also a leading media group with 14 television channels, two radio stations and five press publications, amongst which iconic brands such as BFM, RMC, Libération and L’Express.
Whether through its digital newsstand, portfolio of sporting fixture rights, or the creation, funding or purchase of original and exclusive content, Altice France is a pioneer of new publishing and distribution models open to all.
In 2017, Altice France achieved a turnover of 10.8 billion euro.
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