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Red Bee adds POPs in London & Paris

July 15, 2020

Red Bee has added points of presence (POPs) for channel distribution in the UK and France, three in London and one in Paris. Broadcasters, streaming services, telcos and other content providers can now directly access a catalogue of up to 10,000 globally sourced live channels from the Red Bee Channel Store.

“We are very excited to bring our full catalogue of television and radio channels to the UK and French market through our new points of presence in London and Paris,” says Kristian Langbridge, Head of Transformation & Distribution at Red Bee “This latest deployment allows us to provide British and French Broadcasters, streaming services, telcos and other content providers with a fast and simple way to source live channels and create competitive channel packages.”

The POPs in London will be available through Telehouse and Equinix, as well as in Red Bee’s Broadcast Centre facilities. The POP in Paris is hosted by Telehouse. These are added to the company’s global distribution platform and Channel Store which already include points of presence in the Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, Belgium and Germany.

“We are delighted that Red Bee has expanded its presence in our Paris and London data centres” says Mark Pestridge, Sales Director at Telehouse Europe. “Our strong presence in Europe, serving the largest collection of cloud services, carriers, content providers, internet exchanges and private media networks, ensures Red Bee can build stronger connections with its broadcast customers and ultimately improve the quality of experience for end users.”

“We are thrilled to support Red Bee Media with its latest London point of presence. The deployment further complements a fast-growing ecosystem of media and entertainment companies running their digital businesses across Platform Equinix. The ability to support end-users with the lowest latency and deliver a consistent quality of experience, has never been so important within the competitive landscape of OTT streaming,” said Matt George, Director of Field Development, EMEA, Equinix.

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