MediaHub wins playout contract for UK’s GB channel

MediaHub wins playout contract for UK’s GB channel

Ingleburn-based MediaHub has won the contract for the entire playout for British based GB News channel.

GB News, launched in 2021, is helmed by former SKY News Australia boss Angelo Frangopoulos.

The win for MediaHub is particularly significant as it proves that playout can now be managed from Australia no matter where they are based across the globe.

MediaHub CEO Alan Sweeney explained, “GB News released a playout RFP to the market and MediaHub’s response to the RFP won the tender process. After contract signing, MHA had just two months to bring and make the full television service operational for GB News, which I’m very pleased to say we did.

“We had been discussing the technical possibilities of managing GB News’ playout with their CEO Angelos Frangopoulos for some time. Angelos was keen to recreate the playout solution we provided him with when he was SKY News Australia chief and we just had to prove it was possible.”

GB News has three platforms, FTA, OTT and radio, to be delivered to various third parties.

MediaHub takes all of GB News’ content including live-to-camera, pre-recorded, TVCs and promos and distributes the content back to the UK as a linear channel. Automated commercial insertion is driven by the GB News studio in London.

MediaHub Australia chief digital and information officer Simon Scott added, “GB News has very high production values and is one of the UK’s premier news channels. With this in mind the playout solution we provided them had to be 100% efficient and seamless. MediaHub fulfilled all of GB News’ requirements by using our extensive experience in managing live linear channels to build a new set of infrastructure for them. All the live video feeds are SRT encrypted streams on-passed by GB News’ telco partner Arqiva, these feeds are then sent over discreet public internet and private cloud connections for ultimate efficiency, reliability and security.