The popular Gala TV, which is available on Sky digital, is to start using the services of Arqiva, after the company won a three year contract with Gala, to provide uplinking services for their live interactive bingo channel.
Gala TV, which is fronted by bingo callers from its UK clubs, is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Gala TV manager, Anna Conley, stated: “When the contract with our previous supplier came up for renewal, we felt the time was right to put it out to tender. Arqiva has indirectly provided services for us over recent years and we selected the company for this direct contract due to the nature of the service package it was able to offer—the team is giving us experience, reliability and efficiency, tied up in a cost-effective offering.”
Director of broadcast sales at Arqiva’s Satellite Media Solutions division John Bozza, said, “We’ve been working on this type of contract with other channels in the industry for a number of years now and are becoming well known for the quality of service we offer. Working with Gala Limited indirectly over the years put us in a good position to know what they were looking for and we were able to provide a well thought out proposal, encompassing all their requirements. We invest heavily in our facilities to ensure that we are able to meet the needs of our customers and, as a result, won a variety of new contracts throughout 2007.”