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Arqiva wins France 24 distribution contract for the UK


By Ishbel Macleod, PR and social media consultant

January 5, 2012 | 1 min read

Media service company Arqiva has won a five year contract to distribute the France 24 news channel in the UK.

Under the contract, Arqiva will provide multiplexing, uplinking and satellite services to deliver the channel's English language feed to the BSkyB and Freesat platforms as well as to a network of hotels.

David Couret from France 24 said: "France 24 broadcasts extensive live prime-time content so it is crucial that our broadcast chain is as robust and reliable as possible. Arqiva is widely recognised as the UK broadcast specialist so we are pleased to be able to utilise their expertise in distributing our content into this essential market."

John Bozza, sales director of broadcast & media at Arqiva, added: "Arqiva's core expertise in the UK broadcast market extends to an international presence which makes it simple for us to provide global distribution services to major broadcasters all around the world. We are delighted to win this contract with France 24 and look forward to building our relationship with this leading international news broadcaster."


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