The media services company Red Bee Media, established in London, UK, had extended its contract with FOX Networks Group Middle East. This renewal of Playout and Media Management services for the channels FOX, FOXMOVIES, STAR MOVIES and STARWORLD includes a brand new agreement for the first two channels: Red Bee Media will provide global distribution services through its own Channel Store with “secure internet delivery”. According to the company, this will replace “costly satellite connection” and will add “new content delivery options”, reducing significantly “cost and setup time”.
The new agreement will allow Fox to quickly distribute their channels with others affiliates outside of the Middle East, such as BeIN, MyHD or ETISALAT. According to Houssam Al-Khaled, head of Market Area Middle East of Red Bee Media, “we are providing Fox with the ability to focus on content development, production and increased viewer satisfaction, driving business growth in their markets”.
Currently, Red Bee Media serves 10 different FOX’s channels: FOX, FOXMOVIES, STARMOVIES, STARWORLD, FOXCRIME, FOXLIFE, FX, FOX FAMILY MOVIES, FOX ACTION MOVIES and FOX REWAYAT.