Arqiva satellite distribution network to enable Freesat
September 19, 2007
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 â€“ the primary one in Bedford (Bedfordshire) and secondary one at Crawley Court (Hampshire) â€“ and the BBC broadcast centres in London.