Arqiva is to provide NBC’s Universal Networks International with uplink and Eurobird capacity for its Hallmark UK channel.

The company will provide backhaul from Chiswick Park using diverse fibre to two London POPs and then on to its Bedford Teleport.

From here the channel will be statistically multiplexed and uplinked onto Eurobird for broadcast on Sky.

Malcolm Campbell, commercial director at Arqiva Satellite and Media, said: “This is the third channel we service directly for Universal Networks International and we are delighted that they have chosen to expand their services with us.”

Arqiva currently manages and delivers over 400 standard and high definition TV channels worldwide.