Arqiva signs strategic partnership with Turner Broadcasting

Arqiva has signed a strategic partnership with Turner Broadcasting, making Arqiva Turner Broadcasting’s largest partner for play-out responsibility for its EMEA and APAC markets. Building on their existing role as Turner’s largest satellite distribution partner in EMEA, Arqiva have announced that they will be investing in new technology to provide an end-to-end service including uplink to third party broadcasters across the region.

The multi-year deals will see Arqiva take responsibility for 24 channels in EMEA and a 17 channel service in Asia. These channels include Turner’s leading kids and entertainment brands Cartoon Network, Boomerang, TCM and Boing.

“This marks a significant step in Arqiva’s growth strategy for the Satellite business, particularly our International expansion. We have a strong heritage in providing quality and robust services for our clients in the UK and EMEA already; with the APAC offices in both Hong Kong and Singapore we are now in a position to support current and new clients in this region also,” said Barrie Woolston, Managing Director for Satellite at Arqiva.

Rick Cole, SVP, International IT and Network Operations, commented: “Turner Broadcasting’s core strategy is serving our broad and varied audience by delivering compelling and relevant content in the ways they want to consume it. Our extended relationship with Arqiva means we will be able to focus on content while working with a first-class supplier for our distribution and playout needs.”

DTG Staff  |  16.12.2013

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