24 March 2016
Multi-award winning media company, UKTV, has unveiled plans to implement a brand new broadcast management system at its Hammersmith HQ.
The MediaGeniX WHATS'On solution will provide UKTV with greater flexibility to schedule and manage content across its 10 linear channel brands, as well as support the broadcaster's rapidly growing VoD business which saw views to its on demand service, UKTV Play, increase 26% year on year in 2015.
MediaGeniX's agile scheduling software will enable UKTV to further enhance its linear channel offering, accelerate the expansion of multi-platform services and explore new business opportunities at pace.
Tim Goff, Head of Technology & Infrastructure at UKTV, said,
MediaGeniX are an important strategic partner for UKTV and a fantastic cultural fit. We are delighted to be adopting their 'WHATS'On' system as it gives us powerful tools to craft complex, heavily layered linear channels but is also a product with VoD firmly at its heart. We have already seen unprecedented growth across our linear and digital brands and believe MediaGeniX are well placed to support and accelerate our strategic ambitions.
Emmanuel Müller, VP Business Development at MediaGeniX, added,
Our partnership with UKTV reinforces our position as a leading Broadcast Management System supplier in what is probably the most advanced broadcasting market in the world.
UKTV has enjoyed five years of unprecedented growth, bucking the market trend by growing its share of viewing by over 30% since 2010. Its new broadcast management and scheduling system, which will be operational later this year, marks the next exciting stage in the media company's ambitious growth strategy.
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UKTV's eleven imaginative brands - UKTV Play, Dave, W, Gold, Alibi, Yesterday, Drama, Really, Home, Eden and Good Food - include the most popular non-PSB channel in the UK and account for 9% of the British commercial TV market. The company's most recent financial results showed record-breaking year-end revenue of £283m and EBITDA of £74.1m. It invested £123m in programming and related launches last year, and is becoming an increasingly significant investor in UK creativity.
UKTV has a truly innovative model, curating brand-defining commissions, high-profile acquisitions and the very best of BBC, alongside programmes originally shown on ITV and Channel 4. The network embraces technology to deliver inspired channels to audiences through Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media, BT, TalkTalk, YouView and UKTV Play, and distributes its highly valued original programmes to 200 territories.
Now celebrating its 22nd year at the forefront of digital television, UKTV - an independent commercial joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (SNI) - is proud to be the only British television broadcaster to be recognised by Best Companies.
MediaGeniX develops and implements WHATS'On, a leading Broadcast Management System that is the backbone for broadcasters, on-demand service providers, platform and telco operators. With this integrated software suite, MediaGeniX guarantees customers a state-of-the-art solution for channel management including scheduling, promotions, media & rights management and reporting. WHATS'On continuously evolves with the demands of the market and can be customized to fit specific customer needs.
Established in 1992, MediaGeniX now serves top-tier customers in Europe, the Middle East, the US, Australia, Asia and Latin America. Over 1,700 channels and on-demand services are managed with WHATS'On, with 9,500+ users at more than 65 media networks.
The MediaGeniX headquarters are located in Brussels (Groot-Bijgaarden), Belgium. MediaGeniX has Customer Service and Development Centres in Skopje, Macedonia. MediaGeniX Asia Pte Ltd has offices in Singapore and Bangkok, Thailand.