London, 01 October, 2015 – TVT, the leading independent media services and post-production house, today announces that it has extended its contract with UKTV and will be providing media management services to the broadcaster until 2020. TVT’s end-to-end services will ensure the highest quality video is delivered across all 11 of UKTV consumer brands, including Dave, Gold, Really, Good Food, Alibi, Yesterday and UKTVPlay (UKTV’s on demand TV platform).
The new agreement is based on a 5-year relationship with UKTV and will see TVT deliver a complete media management service for the broadcaster. Starting with ingest, through to Quality Control checks and corrections, compliance viewing and editing, transcoding, delivery and archiving, TVT’s expert team and ContentSelect SaaS platform will ensure all UKTV content is edited, packaged and delivered on time, to the correct specifications and in the highest quality possible. ContentSelect, TVT’s secure, cloud-based content management and workflow software, will also provide UKTV with a real-time view of the status of all assets along the workflow chain, via a simple to use dashboard. This will give UKTV’s Operations department complete tracking of all programmes throughout the whole media management process. ContentSelect will also be used to provide early views of master assets for UKTV in house and for 3rd party creative teams working on promo production.
“We are delighted to have extended our contract with TVT for the next five years, as we really rely on the media management services they provide us,” said Sinead Greenaway, Director of Operations and Technology, UKTV. “Not only do TVT ensure that all of our content is processed and delivered efficiently, completed to the highest possible standard and with the utmost care – but working with them has helped us streamline our operations. We look forward to continuing our working relationship, ensuring our viewers get the very best content.”
TVT will also provide a number of value added services to the broadcaster. Voice-overs will be arranged by TVT to anglicise audio where required, with all editing and recording taking place at TVT’s Chiswick facilities. Fast turnarounds will be provided by TVT for both regular weekly and special shows, when content needs to be broadcast within hours from receipt at TVT, or shortly after original production. Furthermore, TVT will make the entire broadcast archive available for permissioned users to view via a branded portal app, giving UKTV management a secure portable library, accessible on mobiles and tablets anywhere.
“In today’s media industry, content must be suitable from a technical, editorial and cultural perspective – which means broadcasters need trusted and efficient media operations and partners with flexible workflow processes. Our ContentSelect platform has been designed with this in mind, giving customers like UKTV the necessary tools they need to efficiently run their content – allowing them to focus on the creative and commercial while we do all the heavy lifting,” said Ian Brotherston, CEO of TVT. “We are excited to have signed a new five year contract with UKTV, providing one of the UK’s largest television companies with the full range of our media management services.”