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BBC signs five year contract with Quicklink
The BBC World Service has purchased Quicklink broadcasting solutions for both live reporting and file based video transmissions on behalf of all sectors within the Arabic and Persian divisions worldwide, Quicklink Video Distribution Services Ltd.
The BBC has been a Quicklink customer for 9 years using the company’s outstanding Store & Forward solutions for its file based reporting. This decision by the company expands the use of Quicklink for Live reporting in the field. This recent contract consists of a corporate software license for their Persian and Arabic field journalists for both Live and Store and Forward solution. As a part of the total contract the corporation has signed for five years usage of the Quicklink equipment, including a total of five years annual support and maintenance.
This announcement follows the strategic decision of the Newsgathering division, who recently adopted the Quicklink Live Solution for global use and distribution. The Asian division has also now chosen Quicklink for its live operations and file based transmissions from the field
Bethan Hill, Global Head of Sales and Business Development for Quicklink said, “We are delighted with BBC World Service’s decision to purchase our solutions with this five year contract. This is a major show of confidence from one of our major, existing customers. We have been working with them from the very start and they have shown enthusiasm for our technical developments in the field of live broadcasting and been using our Store & Forward solutions already for several years. Quicklink has developed a close relationship with the organization and are prevalent in all their divisions around the world. This five year contract is, we believe, the first of many such commitments to our market leading technology, and we will ensure that we maintain our front runner position in our field.”
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Quicklink Video Distribution Services Ltd. is the leading global provider for cost effective, high quality broadcast solutions in the fields of news, sport, entertainment and corporate media. Our solutions offer the best in class for achieving superb video and audio quality even from slow internet connections. Optimization of available bandwidth means that outstanding results can be achieved from a variety of connections such as WiFi, 3.5G/4G networks, ADSL, WiMAX, Thuraya , BGAN ,VSAT, Ka Band.
Quicklink offers a variety of high quality but low cost Live and Store & Forward solutions from mobile phones, laptops, hardware encoders to video management playout systems, web and hosted solutions.
Quicklink, headquartered in Bristol (UK), provides over 390 TV stations globally with both software and hardware IP solutions for the transmission of live and edited video news reports.