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RR Media opens new European media centre

June 4, 2015

RR Media, a provider of global digital media services to the broadcast industry, has announced the opening of a new European media centre in London, becoming the newest, fully digital facility in the region. This bespoke build provides a wide range of digital media solutions including content preparation, playout and online video services for live, global and local multi-screen delivery.

RR Media claims its new media centre is the largest content preparation facility to be built in the UK in the last five years and is three times the size of the previous facility.  It houses the latest digital technologies and infrastructure, offering a wide range of virtualised media capabilities. Providing room for further expansion, the facility allows RR Media to combine ‘best of breed’ automated processes with in-depth personal touch and expertise. The new facility has taken six months to build, and involved taking a completely empty building and designing an environment that will provide greater technical capabilities to meet future business requirements.

Gary Finnerty, Technical Director commented, “To have a completely blank canvas on which to paint was a technologist’s dream – we have truly future-proofed the facility whilst accommodating the incredible flexibility that a software environment affords. Rooms are no longer fixed as service suites, rather can be evoked in any guise to suit individual projects and their needs.”

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