Arqiva has won a five-year contract to playout the Chello Zone-owned Extreme Sports Channel to Sky.

The high-adrenalin channel is ingested at Arqiva's Chalfont Grove facility and uplinked onto an Arqiva transponder on the Eurobird satellite.

Extreme Sports Channel is the seventeenth Chello Zone (formerly Zonemedia) channel feed to be fully played out by Arqiva, with full playout services also provided for the Zone Horror and Zone Reality channels on Sky.

Dermott Short, the chief executive of Chello Zone, said: “Over our 10 year relationship with Arqiva we have consistently found them to be large enough and flexible enough to meet our growing requirements.”

Extreme Sports Channel is available on Sky channel 419 and Virgin Media channel 527.

Arqiva provides infrastructure for television, radio and wireless communications and offers outside broadcasts, satellite newsgathering, studios, playout, satellite distribution and terrestrial transmission services.