Red Bee Media will deliver the next generation MediaHub in the Netherlands, the country-wide contribution and distribution platform owned by the Dutch Local Public Broadcasting Foundation (NLPO). The NLPO MediaHub makes it possible to distribute radio and television channels from local broadcasters in a standardized way to major distributors and directly to the consumer through online platforms. Red Bee has been delivering the MediaHub service since 2015 and will now continue to do so through its Channel Store offering.

More than 80 local broadcasters are currently using the NLPO MediaHub, and the expectation is that with the evolution of the proposition, this number will increase.

 

Thijs Bakx and Marc Visch

"We went through a careful and extensive tender procedure for the next generation MediaHub. The starting point was to be able to deliver a service that best matched the wishes of the Dutch broadcast sector and responded to the changes in the media landscape. After a careful consideration based on the range of services, price and quality, we chose Red Bee. Their Channel Store service offers us access to a flexible and modern technical platform and we can count on a very high-quality service. This is the next step in further professionalizing our offering to local broadcasters, through a future focused distribution and contribution model.”

Marc Visch, Director , NLPO

The next generation NLPO MediaHub will be provided through the Channel Store, Red Bee’s platform for signal aggregation and distribution, where live content is easily aggregated from multiple sources over Red Bee’s global network. It currently features over 1200 active channels and a catalogue of over 10,000 sources that can be spun up quickly whenever requested. Through the Channel Store, the broadcasters using the NLPO MediaHub will be able to distribute higher quality content, as well as gain access to additional Red Bee services such as compliance recording, catch-up broadcast and content editing.

"“We are proud to have achieved renewed confidence from NLPO, and we’re happy that our services are well appreciated by the Dutch broadcasting community. The Channel Store is a robust contribution and distribution service, and it enables the connected broadcasters to focus on delivering the best possible viewing experience to their audiences, while we manage all the technical and operational complexity.”

Thijs Bakx, Head of Market Area Netherlands, Red Bee

About Red Bee

Red Bee Media is a leading global media services company headquartered in London, with 2300 media experts in 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 anywhere at any time. 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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