The Box Plus Network is a joint venture between Bauer Media and Channel 4. It broadcasts 4Music and 6 music channels; The Box, Box Upfront, Box Hits, Kiss, Magic and Kerrang!
Box Plus wanted to optimise its transponder use on Astra 2G, taking advantage of the latest encoding capabilities and statistical multiplexing.
Juliet Bayliss, Sales Director, Globecast, said, “Broadcasters are always looking at maximum distribution quality for minimum cost and we very much understand how to achieve this, especially in a market that is constantly evolving. When discussing this with Box Plus, we highlighted the bandwidth efficiencies that using the latest encoding technology we deploy would create.”
Anthony Lilleyman, COO of The Box Plus Network, added, “Globecast understood what we needed to accomplish and clearly demonstrated that we could achieve great quality while also increasing distribution efficiency. They have been a pleasure to work with and we look forward to a long and collaborative relationship.”
Globecast takes the feeds from the playout center, over fibre ultimately to Brookman’s Park to be uplinked to Astra 2G.