Red Bee Media, the media management company, has confirmed a multi-year deal to provide broadcast services for the new PBS channel which launches in the UK on November 1st.
Under the terms of the agreement, Red Bee Media will provide media management, playout and continuity services for the channel, which will be available initially in nearly 10 million homes nationwide via the Sky Digital platform. Carriage negotiations are ongoing with Virgin Media.
Red Bee Media will also provide EPG listings services to PBS and will write and produce programme information, provided to the Sky platform, including series linking throughout the schedule. Additionally, an EPG data feed will deliver the TV listings for publication on the PBS website.