Levira announces playout contract renewal with Turner Broadcasting


Levira, the largest independent provider of TV playout services in the Northern Europe, announced that it has renewed its contract with Turner Broadcasting. Levira will continue offering play-out, opt-out, encoding and distribution services for Turner’s Baltic, Scandinavian and Sub-Saharan channels.

“We are delighted to renew our long-standing co-operation with Turner Brodcasting. It is an important new milestone for Levira and an appreciation of our dedicated work over the last five years. I am convinced that Levira can continually provide Turner with high quality services,“ said Indrek Lepp, Division Director of Levira’s Media Services. „Levira’s playout centre will grow in staff, technology and area in the near future, as the volume of services that we render to different broadcast companies is subject to increase.“

”We have a good and solid collaboration with Levira which we are happy to continue”, said CG Anderson, MD Turner Broadcasting Nordic and Baltic.

Levira has been providing playout services for Turner Broadcasting since 2007, when the new Silver HD channel for the Scandinavian market was launched from Levira’s playout facility.

About Levira
Levira is the provider of infrastructure services to Media, IT and Telecom industries. Levira is the largest independent provider of TV playout services in the Northern Europe and the main TV- and radio broadcast transmission service provider in Estonia. Levira operates one of the largest datacentres in Estonia and provides public and private cloud services in collaboration with Joyent.

Levira’s state-of-the-art fully automated Playout system gives an utmost flexibility to provide the exact and only those services that are requested by each customer. Today 24 HD and SD TV-channels to Scandinavian, Baltic, Benelux and Sub-Saharan African markets are aired from Levira’s facility in Tallinn. Levira with HQ in Tallinn, Estonia is jointly owned by Estonian State and TDF Group. www.levira.tv

About Turner Broadcasting System (TBS):
Turner Broadcasting (TBS) Europe delivers some of the world’s most successful and well-known news and entertainment channels in 17 languages across approximately 100 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The brands active in the Nordic and Baltic region includes CNN, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Cartoonito and TCM (Turner Classic Movies). Since the acquisition of Scandinavian Millennium Media Group AB in 2010, Turner is also the home of the channels TNT, Showtime, Star! and Silver. During the last year Turner has also made investments in the Nordic brands Creacon, TeePee Games and Lazy Town. Turner Broadcasting is a Time Warner Company. www.turner.com