Thomson To Manage BBC Worldwide’s Broadcast and Global Distribution Operations
Thomson’s Services division, under the Technicolor brand, was awarded a contract to manage ingest, quality control, playout and monitoring for a number of BBC Worldwide branded channels.
Thomson will provide these services from its new digital media facility in Singapore. The channels will be launched on Sing Tel's IPTV distribution platform, which further builds on Thomson's broad content distribution capabilities.
"We are delighted to work with BBC Worldwide," stated Brian Kelly, president in charge of Technicolor Network Services within Thomson's Services division. "This agreement further expands our global footprint into Asia.”
The development is part of an ongoing trend by major broadcasters to partner with managed service providers. It further expands Thomson's growing network services business worldwide.
With its playout business, Thomson provides global consultancy and managed services to help prepare, manage and distribute content or media companies, channel owners, channel operators and out-of-home and corporate media networks around the world. The new contract further expands the company’s growing capabilities in live broadcasting, digital asset management and network design and technology.