The Evening Standard, London’s most read newspaper, was awarded the 12-year license in February 2013 to broadcast the first London-centric TV channel—and will launch the channel in spring 2014. London Live will be transmitted 24/7 via satellite and terrestrial digital TV channels as well as multiscreen IP delivery. Viewers will be able to watch the channel on television and online, via PCs and mobile devices.
Ericsson’s Broadcast Services business started in 2007 and expanded in 2012 with the acquisition of Technicolor’s broadcast services division. Today, Ericsson Broadcast Services combines the company’s global services expertise with its industry-leading position in managed services to enhance the efficiency of the business operations of leading regional and global broadcasters.
Every day people on all continents watch television programs prepared, managed and broadcast by more than 1,000 Ericsson staff based in hubs in France, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Every year, Ericsson Broadcast Services ingests more than 200,000 hours of content and distributes more than 1.5 million hours of programming in more than 90 languages for more than 200 TV channels. Other customers include Canal+ and TV5 Monde in France and HBO Nordic (Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden).