Red Bee Media introduces new media management facilities in London

Red Bee Media has opened a media management facility at Broadcast Centre, White City in London. Powered by Nucleus, a hybrid unified cloud platform, the facilities are integrated with a new AV ingest area, extensive post-production facilities and are connected to all Red Bee Media-supported playout and OTT platforms.

All services can be accessed, monitored, operated and supported from any location around the globe. Nucleus handles up to 3.5 M tasks and around 400 000 assets annually – with major broadcasters benefitting from the services. Nucleus will be showcased at the NAB Show 2019 on the Red Bee Media stand SU1620.

The Nucleus hybrid-cloud approach enables Red Bee Media to host services and workflows either from their own datacenters or in the public cloud – anywhere in the world.

“We have made a major investment to create a state-of-the-art offering, catering to all media management needs on a global scale. Our services offer high flexibility, fast onboarding and a range of competitive commercial models. With our new London facilities, we are taking the next step in enriching, managing and connecting media assets,” said Steve Russell, head of media management and OTT, Red Bee Media

With speed, consistency and reliability, Nucleus serves many leading content brands, covering all media management needs from ingest to distribution, with automated and manual workflows. Content can be bulk ingested with any preferred metadata schema, allowing customers to locate and browse content proxies from any location. The platform allows for both cloud-based editing tools and full integration with leading editing platforms. Distribution can be made to any service including playout, OTT and social media seamlessly.

Customers like BBC Creative have full visibility of their assets, tasks and workflows around the clock. Nucleus is used to access, browse, retrieve and manage promotional content, distributing finished files automatically to BBC endpoints. Following the announcement of Nucleus in 2018, Mandy Combes, Head of Operations, BBC Creative, said:

Nucleus includes a range of OPEX based commercial models, from fully rate-carded services on a pay-as-you-go basis. The customer will always benefit from fast access at any time – without major upfront investments. Red Bee Media will be showcasing their full Media Management offering at NAB Show 2019, at stand SU1620, South Upper Hall, Las Vegas Convention Centre.

Red Bee Media Management in numbers

  • 200 Media Management Experts
  • 350,000 VOD orders processed in 2018
  • 5M content tasks executed in 2018
  • 400,000 media assets transcoded in 2018
  • 700,000 work orders received & completed in 2018

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