TechInPacific – MediaHub Australia has completed 6 weeks of contract signing and the launching of premium Australian broadcast contents for the following Pacific countries: Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Tuvalusource:seeeahhhb, and Nauru.
About 1,000 hours of channels each year in three years will include children show, reality show, sports, dramas, lifestyle, and factual news channel.
“Free TV released an RFP to the greater broadcast industry and MediaHub Australia won the tender process. This means we now supply content acquisition, aggregation, playout, and distribution services in order to deliver the 1,000 hours of content per year to nine Pacific island nations at a Service Level Agreement (SLA) of 99.99%. The core requirement is to provide the functionality to receive content from the commercial metropolitan networks, various production companies, and sporting organizations such as the AFL and NRL. We also aggregate this content to playout 5 to 7 hours per day and uplink that content to the Intelsat 19 satellite. All of the content is transcoded and uploaded to the MediaHub ExchangeHub portal for the Pacific Island broadcasters to download the programs as VOD assets,” MediaHub CEO Alan Sweeney said.
MediaHub worked together with Free TV Australia and the Australian government support for the PacificAus TV initiative.
“It was impressive to see the MediaHub team deliver this project so quickly and with such a great degree of flexibility and agility whilst working collaboratively with Free TV, STS, the Australian commercial FTA broadcasters, and the partner Pacific broadcasters,” Free TV’s Shane Wood said.
According to Sweeney, the project has been a success in terms of time needed to make it ready for broadcast.
“MediaHub provides FreeTV and PacificAus TV with significant value and efficiencies as our extensive suite of end to end managed services combined with our expertise and consistently high and reliable deliverables tick all the right boxes. MediaHub is unique within Australia for our ability to successfully develop, build, scale-up, service, and maintain a solution such as PacificAus TV in such a short timeframe.”