Red Bee Media has signed a deal to supply playout services for PBS in the UK.

Under the deal, Red Bee will provide media management, playout, continuity and EPG listings services for the channel, which launches in the UK on 1 November.

PBS UK general manager Richard Kingsbury said: “In the States, PBS is loved and trusted for its high-quality output, so it was essential for us to select a company capable of delivering this level across playout, listings and continuity to support our UK launch.”

The UK version of the US public service broadcaster will show science, history, nature and current affairs programmes.

Red Bee Media chief executive Bill Patrizio added: “This deal really demonstrates our ability to deliver media solutions that evolve to meet our partners’ needs.”