Sky Glass, the streaming service from Sky based on their specialist TV, has seen the addition of two international channels, Colors and Colors Rishtey.
ABS Broadcast worked with IndiaCast Media Distribution to fast-track the launch of the two channels, owned by Indian joint venture Viacom18.
Despite being a product from satellite provider Sky, Sky Glass offers a more limited selection of channels than the satellite based service. Although structured in a similar way, two different sets of channel numbers are also used.
Colors and Colors Rishtey are the first additions to the Sky Glass platform since it launched.
ABS Broadcast stepped in to ensure High Street TV continued broadcasting. During the Covid-19 lockdown, High Street TV’s previous playout provider was no longer able to continue offering it services.
ABS Broadcast ran the High Street TV channels on their behalf, to ensure a smooth transition from the previous provider. The migration process took 30 days from start to finish.
The work took place during full lockdown, with many challenges, including inaccessible third-party buildings and data centres. Despite this, the migration was successful, with no service outages for High Street TV.
High Street TV operate five 24 hour shopping channels on Sky, consisting of the main channel, plus 4 time-shift versions. They also advertise on other channels including ITV and Channel 4, and also supply several high profile retailers.
ABS Broadcast are based in London and provide channel origination and distribution services to several global niche television brands.