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BBC Broadcast strike two-year deal with five

Five have agreed a two-year deal with BBC Broadcast to provide a ‘second-line’ playout and channel management disaster recovery service.
BBC Broadcast will play a vital role in five's disaster recovery, providing long-term channel playout services for both main and regional feeds across all broadcasting platforms.
Initially, provision of the service will be from BBC Broadcast’s current base at Television Centre, but will operate from their new, purpose-built, digital Broadcast Centre in the new Media Village at White City, West London, when it opens later this year.
The Broadcast Centre is highly resilient and served by two power stations, and also has the capability to manage activities remotely, storing content on multiple back-up servers.
"BBC Broadcast is able to meet the needs of all broadcasters and the deal with five reflects their confidence in our ability to provide a highly reliable disaster recovery service for their complex channel, reacting quickly to schedule changes, related advertisement issues and encompassing regional and live feeds," said John Pink, director of marketing, sales and client services, BBC Broadcast.
David Burge, Controller of Broadcast services at five, added: "As a major terrestrial broadcaster, it is essential that five has reliable contingencies in place to minimise any impact on our viewers and advertisers.
"Our agreement with BBC Broadcast significantly strengthens five’s existing disaster recovery plans."

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