Red Bee Media has successfully launched the new channel Paramount Network in the UK in cooperation with Viacom International Media Networks and Channel 5. With premium scripted drama, high quality comedy and multiple free-to-air premieres, the Paramount Network in the UK will be the third of its kind internationally, following the US and Spain. Leading up to the launch, Red Bee Media delivered design, integration and build with a tight deadline. Operating out of their White City Broadcast Centre facility, Red Bee Media will be providing ongoing mission critical services in Media Management, Transmission, VoD and Access Services.
On July 4th, 2018 Paramount Network launched to expectant viewers across Sky, Freeview, BT and TalkTalk. In preparation for the launch Red Bee Media has been working tirelessly to ensure a frictionless delivery.
“This successful launch was the culmination of a collective effort and great team work within Red Bee Media along with Channel 5 and Viacom. Paramount is one of Viacom’s flagship brands and we are proud to have been part of making such a significant channel launch happen for Channel 5, delivering on time and on budget”, says David Travis Chief Portfolio Officer, Video Services, Red Bee Media.
Red Bee Media delivered multiple services across its video services portfolio to secure a stable launch with ongoing broadcasts and catch-up. With operations based out of their White City Broadcast Centre facility, Red Bee Media will facilitate mission critical services in Media Management, Transmission, Video on Demand and Access Services for Paramount Network and Channel 5.
The Paramount Network launched on July 4th 2018 as part of the Channel 5 stable. It is available on Freeview 57, Sky 159, BT 57 and TalkTalk 57, with premium scripted drama, high quality comedy, classic movies, blockbusters and free-to-air premieres such as “Suits” series 7 and “Agent Carter”.
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.