Cable & Wireless bags BBC digital contract

Broadcast firm Arqiva has subcontracted work on the switch to digital TV to Cable & Wireless.

Broadcast firm Arqiva has subcontracted work on the switch to digital TV to Cable & Wireless.

Arqiva – formerly known as NTL Broadcast – is the BBC’s preferred supplier for distribution and transmission, and the deal will see Cable & Wireless providing distribution feeds to Arqiva transmitter sites for the BBC’s two digital TV multiplexes.

The agreement will cover a 25-year term, starting in 2008 when the new high-power network begins to roll out across the country a region at a time.

Cable & Wireless is not new to the BBC, having provided the corporation with telecommunications infrastructure for 13 years.

The digital switchover will see the complete replacement of the analogue terrestrial transmissions network that has been in place since the 1930s. The switchover is expected to take four to five years, with just under 70% of UK households already receiving digital TV, according to broadcast industry body Digital UK.

CW+

Features

Enjoy the benefits of CW+ membership, learn more and join.

Read more on IT legislation and regulation

0 comments

Oldest 

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchCIO

SearchSecurity

  • Dissecting the Hack

    In this excerpt from chapter three of Dissecting the Hack: The V3RB0TEN Network, authors Jayson E. Street, Kristin Sims and Brian...

  • Digital Identity Management

    In this excerpt of Digital Identity Management, authors Maryline Laurent and Samia Bousefrane discuss principles of biometrics ...

  • Becoming a Global Chief Security Executive Officer

    In this excerpt of Becoming a Global Chief Security Executive Officer: A How to Guide for Next Generation Security Leaders, ...

SearchNetworking

SearchDataCenter

SearchDataManagement

Close