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Flextech signs NTL Broadcast for three-channel uplinks and satellite space

NTL Broadcast has won a contract to provide Flextech Television with a package of channel distribution services for its Ftn, Challenge +1 and Trouble Reload channels.
The deal will see NTL Broadcast providing backhaul of the channel output from the London playout centre, uplinking services and space on its dedicated Eurobird transponder, to deliver the three channels to the satellite DTH platform.
NTL Broadcast will be providing a package of services to enable distribution of three of Flextech’s most popular channels. Ftn, which now reaches over one million viewers a month and carries the most popular shows from Flextech’s portfolio, will share channel space with Trouble Reload, which shows teen programmes including That 70’s Show, Bump n Grind and High School Project. Challenge +1, the games entertainment channel with a one-hour delay and a casino entertainment focus post 10pm, will be available 24/7 and has an average audience of 7.6 million viewers tuning in each month.
David Maynard, Flextech’s Head of Broadcast Engineering, said: “Having listened carefully to our needs, NTL Broadcast was able to provide us with a competitive selection of distribution services, tailored to our specific requirements. We’re very happy to extend our long-standing relationship with NTL Broadcast as our technical partner.”
Simon Thrush, Head of Satellite and Playout at NTL Broadcast, said: “We’re proud to announce this extension to our existing relationship with Flextech Television. We have five decades of experience in the broadcast transmission industry and, with the recent addition of a dedicated Eurobird transponder, this shows how we are able to cater for the needs of any broadcaster or channel owner wishing to deliver content to the Sky Digital DTH platform.”

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