Red Bee Media Partners With Pixit Media For Software-Defined Playout Services

Red Bee Media Partners With Pixit Media For Software-Defined Playout Services

IBC 2019 Stand 7.D69. Amsterdam. 15 September 2019: Red Bee Media, a leading global media services company, today announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with Pixit Media, pioneer of software-defined infrastructure solutions for Media and Entertainment, to deliver managed services across its multi-regional playout facilities.

Red Bee’s software-defined playout managed services enable rapid configuration and deployment of new TV services, creating opportunities for broadcasters to quickly launch new channels and features. To streamline workflows and protect customers’ high-value assets to the most stringent security standards, Red Bee has deployed Pixit Media’s PixStor as the central storage platform that underpins its playout infrastructure.

Ethernet-based and API-driven, PixStor provides a single data environment that brings together all commodity hardware, applications and systems in the workflow – providing guaranteed sustained performance, limitless scale, data control and secure collaborative access for users wherever they are. 

Working in close collaboration with Red Bee to address their specific requirements, Pixit Media has enhanced the PixStor platform to deliver secure multi-tenancy capabilities within a single storage namespace. As a result, the costly management and complexity of separate infrastructure stacks to separate and protect client data can be avoided. Using PixStor, Red Bee can now rapidly deploy logical data separation and isolation, scale services up or down, all within its unified PixStor environment – with no performance overhead or compromise to clients. 

PixStor has been deployed at Red Bee Media playout centres in Sweden and UK, including its London-based Red Lab R&D facility, with other sites to follow.

Dave Travis, Red Bee Media’s Chief Product & Technology Officer

“Red Bee’s offering is at the forefront of the industry and we are delighted to be collaborating so closely with them to develop and deliver new workflow solutions,” comments Ben Leaver, CEO Pixit Media. “With PixStor at the heart of their software-defined infrastructure, we are able to help Red Bee remain agile, flexible, and responsive to their customer needs.”

“With PixStor, we have a proven highly resilient storage architecture upon which we can rely,” says Dave Travis, Red Bee Media’s Chief Product & Technology Officer. “Combine this with Pixit Media’s consultative approach, access to their workflow experts and 24/7 support services, we also have a responsive technology partner to help us reap the benefits and future possibilities of a software-defined environment.  They’re a great team to work with.”

Visitors to IBC2019 will be able see a demonstration of PixStor’s secure containers services on the Pixit Media booth (Stand 7.D69) as part of a live production workflow. To book a demo, please visit www.pixitmedia.com/ibc2019

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For more information & media enquiries, please contact:

Jesper Wendel, Head of Communications, Red Bee Media 
E: Jesper.wendel@redbeemedia.com 
M: +33(0)786 63 19 21

Melanie O’Brien, Director of Marketing, Pixit Media   
E: mobrien@pixitmedia.com  
M: +44 (0) 7375 559 964

About Red Bee Media

Red Bee Media is a leading global media services company with a staff of more than 2500 media service and broadcast experts. With the head office in London, UK, Red Bee Media provides services from 11 main hubs around the world. Every day, millions of people on all continents watch television programs prepared, managed and broadcast by Red Bee Media staff. Every year, the business delivers 4 million hours of programming in more than 60+ languages for over 500 TV channels. Red Bee Media’s OTT services include live transcoding of 233 channels for broadcasters and 119 standalone channels provided to 1.7 million subscribers. The company’s content discovery portfolio spans more than 10 million movies and program titles, covering over 25 languages, and includes an image database with over 90 percent of all programming available across traditional TV, VOD and SVOD. Red Bee Media also provides over 200,000 hours of captioning each year – more than 70,000 hours of which is live. Red Bee Media is an equal opportunity employer, with a clear focus on embracing diversity and creating an inclusive workplace throughout the entire organization. www.redbeemedia.com   

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