Comux UK, the community-owned business selected by Ofcom to build, operate and manage the national infrastructure needed to support local TV, which launched at the Edinburgh International Television Festival under the brand ‘Local TV’, has selected Ericsson for the delivery of its local TV services in the UK.
19 local TV areas – Belfast, Birmingham, Brighton and Hove, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Grimsby, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich, Nottingham, Oxford, Preston, Sheffield and Southampton – will be offered local TV services. A further 30 licenses for local TV are under consideration for launch in 2014/15.
Ed Hall, Chief Executive, Comux, said: “The selection of technology partners such as Ericsson is a critical part of the infrastructure we are putting in place to support the launch of 19 local TV stations across the UK. After a thorough evaluation of a number of compression platforms, carried out jointly with our systems integrator Techex, the Ericsson AVP 4000 solution delivered the performance and support package that best meets our needs. The implementation of the Ericsson AVP 4000 solution ensures that we can continue to be innovative, flexible and responsive to the needs of the local TV license holders as the service develops and expands.”
DTG Staff | 06.09.2013