The renewal of playout and media management services is for channels Fox, Foxmovies, Starmovies and Starworld. For two of the channels, Fox and Foxmovies, Red Bee Media will also be providing global distribution services through the Red Bee Media Channel Store with internet delivery, replacing satellite connections and adding new content delivery options. Red Bee Media is now providing managed services for 10 Fox owned channels in the Middle East.
“Red Bee Media has been our trusted service provider for a long time and we are happy to continue and expand this relationship for the years to come. Leveraging their global distribution offering, we are now also able to distribute channels globally in a more cost-effective and flexible way”, said Sanjay Reina, general manager and SVP, Fox Networks Group Middle East.
By adding their channels to the Red Bee Media Channel Store, Fox will now be able to distribute their channels onto multiple international affiliates outside of the Middle East, including BeIN, MyHD and Etisalat.
“We are proud to have renewed and expanded our relationship with Fox and it is a clear confirmation of the value we bring by delivering our managed services. Doing so, we are providing Fox with the ability to focus on content development, production and increased viewer satisfaction, driving business growth in their markets.”, added Houssam Al-Khaled, Head of Market Area Middle East, Red Bee Media
Red Bee Media is delivering its services to Fox, through their Middle East Hub in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, servicing 10 channels and affiliate broadcasts.