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Red Bee Media Extends and Expands Broadcasting Contract with Fox In The Middle East – Adding Global Distribution Services Through Secure Internet Delivery


Red Bee Media has extended its contract with FOX Networks Group Middle East, with a renewal of Playout and Media Management services for channels FOX, FOXMOVIES, STARMOVIES and STARWORLD. For two of the channels, FOX and FOXMOVIES, Red Bee Media will also be providing cost-effective global distribution services through the Red Bee Media Channel Store with secure internet delivery, replacing costly satellite connections and adding new content delivery options. Red Bee Media is now providing managed services for 10 FOX owned channels in the Middle East.

Red Bee Media has a long-standing relationship with FOX Networks Group Middle East. In addition to continuing to benefit from managed services within Playout and Media Management, FOX will leverage the advantages of Red Bee Media’s global distribution service Channel Store for two of their channels. Replacing costly satellite and fiber connections with this secure and highly reliable internet-based signal transport solution, FOX will be able to achieve broadcast-grade distribution while significantly reducing cost and setup time.

“Red Bee Media has been our trusted service provider for a long time and we are happy to continue and expand this relationship for the years to come. Leveraging their global distribution offering, we are now also able to distribute channels globally in a more cost-effective and flexible way”, says Sanjay Reina, General Manager and Senior Vice President, FOX Networks Group Middle East.

By adding their channels to the Red Bee Media Channel Store, FOX will now be able to quickly and cost-effectively distribute their channels onto multiple international affiliates outside of the Middle East, including BeIN, MyHD and ETISALAT.

“We are proud to have renewed and expanded our relationship with FOX and it is a clear confirmation of the value we bring by delivering our managed services. Doing so, we are providing FOX with the ability to focus on content development, production and increased viewer satisfaction, driving business growth in their markets.”, says Houssam Al-Khaled, Head of Market Area Middle East, Red Bee Media

Red Bee Media is delivering its services to FOX, through their Middle East Hub in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, servicing 10 channels and affiliate broadcasts, including FOX, FOXMOVIES, STARMOVIES, STARWORLD, FOXCRIME, FOXLIFE, FX, FOX FAMILY MOVIES, FOX ACTION MOVIES and FOX REWAYAT.


The Red Bee Media Channel Store
Aimed at content owners and distributors, the Red Bee Media Channel Store creates the ability to sell and deliver content at any time, anywhere, in any format. Live content from multiple sources is easily aggregated over Red Bee Media’s global network including internal and external Playout sources, fixed-line fiber connections, web streams, internet delivery and satellite down-link via in-house and partner teleport facilities. Channel Store delivers live video and audio in multiple formats; DVB multicast streams, internet CDN, satellite up-link, point-to-point secure internet delivery, and streaming to AWS and Google Cloud applications.


About Red Bee Media

Red Bee Media is a leading global media services company with a staff of 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 world. 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. Red Bee Media is an equal opportunity employer, with a clear focus on embracing diversity and creating an inclusive workplace throughout the entire organization.

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