Babcock wins contract for BBC radio and television services

Babcock has won a contract to continue providing services relating to the transmission and distribution of radio and television for the BBC World Service.

The contract, which is active from 1 April 2012, is worth approximately £200m over 10 years.

Under the terms of the contract, Babcock will provide essential support to ensure that the BBC provides a reliable and resilient service to its global audience.

This will include operating and maintaining the BBC’s six high-power sites and a power station to ensure global coverage. This includes the BBC’s key target areas of Africa and the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent and South East Asia.

Babcock will also manage satellite network contracts and support satellite distribution systems, including 1,300 receivers worldwide in more than 650 locations in 128 countries.

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