RR Media opens new European media centre in London

RR Media, a leading provider of global digital media services to the broadcast industry, has announced the opening of a new European media centre in London. This bespoke build provides a wide range of digital media solutions including content preparation, playout and online video services for live, global and local multi-screen delivery.

RR Media’s new media centre is the largest content preparation facility to be built in the UK in the last five years and is three times the size of the previous facility. It houses the latest digital technologies and infrastructure, offering a wide range of virtualised media capabilities.

The new facility has taken six months to build, and involved taking a completely empty building and designing an environment that will provide greater technical capabilities to meet future business requirements.

Gary Finnerty, technical director, commented: “To have a completely blank canvas on which to paint was a technologist’s dream – we have truly future-proofed the facility whilst accommodating the incredible flexibility that a software environment affords. Rooms are no longer fixed as service suites, rather can be evoked in any guise to suit individual projects and their needs.”

Nick Pannaman, managing director of RR Media Europe, commented: “We are extremely proud of our new home, having been in our previous facilities for over 25 years. This is very much part of our business plan and makes a huge statement about RR Media’s intentions in the UK, Europe and internationally. We will be able to provide our customers with state-of-the-art services that blend with the vast amount of knowledge and experience within the business.”

Pannaman continues: “Whilst traditionally, the UK business has had content preparation at the heart of the company, the new facility means we now have a more rounded media centre that will play its part in the future of our Global Platform and provide space for our expansion plans.”

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