EBS provides scheduling information and EPG metadata for UKTV

Monday, May 20th, 2019 
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EBS signs major new EPG deal with UKTV

Industry-leading EPG services provider EBS is pleased to announce a major new supply deal with Britain’s biggest multi-channel broadcaster, UKTV, for its full portfolio of channels.

UKTV is home of award-winning original TV shows, the top two non-PSB channels in the UK (Dave and Drama), premium entertainment channel W, and the much-loved comedy channel, Gold.

EBS now provides all scheduling information and EPG metadata services for UKTV operations on the Sky, Freeview, and Freesat platforms via EBS’ bespoke flagship scheduling software Pawa. Pawa is a highly flexible scheduling and metadata solution that allows content suppliers to easily adapt their EPGs to the needs of any distribution platform, anywhere in the world. It enables media companies to effortlessly control brand consistency across all outlets, regardless of where and when content is accessed. Pawa ensures that every single end user experiences efficient, reliable and high-quality EPG services.

Keith Bedford, Managing Director at EBS, said: “We’re entering an exciting new era in the UK TV marketplace. With EBS and Pawa on their side, UKTV can be confident that their outstanding content is in safe hands. We’re extremely proud that another great customer is making use of Pawa’s exceptional and broad capabilities. We believe it shows once again how this one fantastic solution can be used to meet absolutely any workflow requirements.”

Dave Maynard, Chief Engineer at UKTV, said: “We’re delighted to be working with EBS. They managed our migration brilliantly and are a pleasure to work with.”

Links: EBS; UKTV