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British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) chooses new Timbre platform by SharpStream for media management and streaming

UK-based streaming platform SharpStream said British Forces Broadcasting Service chose its Timbre production suite to manage and deliver audio content, including listen-again, catchup and on-demand material as well as the “Sitrep” podcast. Timbre is a

Brighton, UK(01 Feb 2021)

Brighton: British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) today announces that it has chosen Timbre by SharpStream to manage and deliver all of its audio content, including listen-again, catch up and on-demand material and the popular Sitrep podcast. 

Timbre is the newly launched media management and streaming production suite by SharpStream. More than just a platform for hosting and streaming, Timbre is built to be multipurpose; with an interface that allows broadcasters and podcasters to automatically record, publish, distribute, monetise and analyse all in one place. IAB compliant analytics give customers the ability to accurately value their audience for monetisation. Its multi-user environment gives broadcasters the ability to create custom roles and approval workflows. Timbre comes with unlimited podcasts/feeds/playlists and a 99.9% SLA. 

Anthony Woodley, Digital Projects Manager, at BFBS, says: “We chose Timbre because its graphical interface is logically clean, icon-driven and user-friendly for all level of users. Timbre’s API connectivity has made integration with our existing infrastructure seamless. This latest addition to SharpStream uses a CMS (Content Management System) allowing our staff to edit audio quickly and safely, helping to improve our service to the military community. The brand new scheduler within Timbre offers the ability to create and build quick recordings on the fly and, crucially in these troubling times, its multi-factor authentication means we adhere to the latest security standards.” 

Dane Streeter, Managing Director, SharpStream says “we are delighted that BFBS has chosen Timbre, our new production suite, to manage their catch up, on-demand and podcast content. By building feature-rich audio streaming products that make technology easy, we enable podcasters and audio broadcasters to excel at doing what they do best: focus on creating great content for their global audiences.”




About SharpStream 

SharpStream are audio streaming experts, providing a market-leading intelligent distribution network that enables our clients to stream content. We provide audio content producers with an innovative streaming platform for all live and on-demand audio content, connecting content publishers with users worldwide and delivering billions of listening hours annually.  

About BFBS

BFBS is a registered charity and has been a pioneer in armed forces broadcasting and communications for over 75 years, bringing the best of UK TV, sport and music to the forces family worldwide. BFBS offers everyone interested in the work of the armed forces, military content and provides radio and television programmes for Her Majesty's Armed Forces, and their dependents worldwide.