Red Bee Media is introducing Nucleus – a next generation Media Management Platform based on unified hybrid cloud technology, supporting consistent and location-independent media management services for broadcasters and content providers. As an evolution of the company’s existing Media Management Platform CMPP, Nucleus is currently serving leading broadcasters such as BBC Creative, with a few new customers onboarding now. Nucleus will be showcased at IBC 2018 in Amsterdam on the Red Bee Media stand and marks a major investment in delivering agile and flexible Media Management Services.

This is a major investment from Red Bee Media to further enhance our first-generation multi-tenant platform. With Nucleus we can cater to all media management needs, and in today’s world of content reversion and distribution to multiple publishing points, we offer high flexibility, fast onboarding and a range of competitive commercial models”, says Steve Nylund, CEO Red Bee Media.

At IBC 2018 Red Bee Media is showcasing the Nucleus Services Portfolio, which includes availability of on-demand Cloud Transcoding, Auto QC services, DRM Encryption and integration with 50+ VOD/Linear publishing points.

The Nucleus Platform will underpin Red Bee Media Management Services – supporting the delivery of managed services in Media & Asset Management, Secure Storage & Archiving, Media & Metadata Enrichment VOD/Linear Content Aggregation, Content Encryption and Content Editing. With quick onboarding and consumption based monthly pricing, the users will have access to a range of content lifecycle services, as modular or end-to-end packages.

With the evolution of Nucleus and the introduction of hybrid cloud technology, the platform will bring greater flexibility to operations, cost control and system resilience, leveraging public cloud elasticity and scalability. The platform supports third-party services via a powerful open architecture.

In a global content driven market, Nucleus provides a unified platform to prepare, manage and deliver assets at any time, in any format to any location. Nucleus provides Red Bee Media and our customers access to their content and full visibility of media tasks and workflows around the clock. In addition, our API’s allow for full integration between us and our customers”, says Daryl Blair, Strategic Product Manager, Media Management.

The platform Nucleus is based upon has been used to provide media management services to broadcasters since 2015 – including BBC Creative. For BBC Creative, Nucleus today provides cloud-based archive of finished promos with accessible browse versions and the ability to retrieve and manage content. Finished promos are automatically distributed to BBC end points under Nucleus workflow control.

Nucleus provides a number of key services for BBC Creative – it enables us to browse media from any BBC location, and provides the management tools for delivery of assets to multiple destinations”, says Mandy Combes, Head of Operations BBC Creative.


  • More than 3 million assets processed per annum for some of the world’s biggest media brands
  • Fully Integrated services from multiple industry leading suppliers
  • Hybrid Media Management Cloud
  • DPP Accredited
  • Industry recognised security standards
  • 60 Petabytes of available storage
  • Cloud transcoding using a variety of industry brands
  • API Integration
  • Fully integrated into Red Bee Media services portfolio including access, post, VOD/OTT & linear playout
  • Media Management services available across 10 Global Networked Hubs

For more information please contact

Jesper Wendel, Head of Communications, Red Bee Media


+33(0)786 63 19 21

About Red Bee Media
Red Bee Media is a leading global media services company with more than 2500 media service and broadcast experts, primarily based out of 11 main service 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 covering over 90 percent of all programming available across traditional TV, video on demand (VOD), subscription video on demand (SVOD). Red Bee Media also provides over 230,000 hours of captioning each year – more than 100,000 hours of which is live.