The transmission centre uses technology never previously used in Europe and at the moment of opening provides 60 channel feeds to 22 countries.
MTG UK can trace its beginning to the launch of TV3 in 1987, and this is its third transmission centre in the UK.
In his speech the Minister of State for the Digital Economy Ed Vaizey thanked MTG for the vote of confidence in the UK, by investing in the transmission centre and the jobs it creates.
He went on to say that there has to be a conversation between the government and industry on the issue of licensing and portability of content, adding that, “we don’t want to undermine successful business models”.
Commenting on the European Audiovisual Services Directive which will be revised in 2016, he added that the government is keen to work with industry to get it right.
Matthew Hooper, MTG Executive Vice President; Group Head of Corporate Communications, welcomed the Minister’s comments and thanked him for his support.