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BBC IPTV services to use Siemens/Anevia solution

Anevia, an IPTV technology provider and Siemens Business Services announced the deployment of their solutions in BBC head offices in United Kingdom.

Siemens chose Anevia's technology for the introduction of an IPTV service for the BBC.

The service offers BBC staff contact with BBC and other channels output at their desktop and through IP set-top boxes.

Uses include the distribution of Arabic TV channels for the new World Service Arabic News channel launching later this year.

The service offers more than 100 Radio and TV channels including Worldwide and English TV channels (economy, news, sports...).

Distribution could not be easier with an IPTV client as a standard component of the BBC desktop and an easy to use web interface for channels and ordering set top boxes.

The solution is highly configurable and scaleable with opportunities for local enhancements to the service.

Anevia IPTV products deployed by Siemens are the Flamingo series for broadcast of satellite and DTT channels, and Sunbird for broadcast of internal channels from analog signals.

Flamingo keeps the satellite video quality and streams it directly over IP, without encoding or transcoding. It enables a cost effective head-end solution as well as optimal video quality.

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