Arqiva satellite distribution network to enable Freesat

Arqiva has been awarded a contract by the BBC to help bring Freesat, the free-to-air digital TV platform, to air by March 2008. Arqiva will provide the BBC with an end-to-end distribution solution for the platform management data, which will have fully-redundant back up across dual teleports. Arqiva will implement multiple circuits between two key teleports – the primary one in Bedford (Bedfordshire) and secondary one at Crawley Court (Hampshire) – and the BBC broadcast centres in London.

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