Our Programme Management team are currently providing project management professional services to BT's Media & Broadcast (M&B) business unit.
This is the TV organisation of BT’s Technology Services - the part of the TV organisation you never see, but the one working quietly in the background delivering IT project management, media and broadcast projects worldwide to the industry's biggest players, including Sky, BBC, ITV, BT TV, Viacom, Star Sports, ESPN, Arqiva, the English & Scottish Premier Football League and many others.
We are managing the evolution of BT's Global Media Network (GMN) which is the digital backbone, purpose-built to meet the needs of the media broadcast companies.
The GMN serves over 1.1Bn viewers watching 4000 broadcasts in 152 countries every day, it enables fast, reliable and secure live TV and media file transfer, with points of presence in key locations around the World.
We're working on bringing control, orchestration & a transformational way of working for BT & it's Customers.
We have also been engaged to manage the implementation of new outside broadcast facilities on behalf of the Scottish Premier League in 12 of their stadiums as well as the Murrayfield and Hampden Park National Stadiums.
These new facilities will enable BT customers to deliver content directly from the venue with diverse fibre connectivity directly back to BT Tower for broadcast as well as for World wide distribution over the GMN.
We have successfully completed a number of projects for Sony over the past few years having built a reputation for successful delivery as a part of their professional services capability. Our engagement has often commenced by completing the proposal management phase often being requested by the end client to then manage the delivery.
Some of the team have recently completed assignments having been deployed in Doha, Qatar where we provided Programme Management services to the Sony Professional Service Business Unit as part of the Senior Leadership Team for Project & Programme Delivery.
This engagement was to manage the implementation of the Central Transmission, Programme Material Delivery as well as the Global Media Management Systems for the Middle East's broadcaster Al Jazeera.
Our Programme Management Team were deployed on behalf of Sony to provide professional services in which to manage the technical fit-out for the new Sky Studio's Harlequin One building at their Osterley campus in London. This was to be a brand new, start of the art, five storey 23,000m2 technical building to house Sky's Broadcast & Sports Departments, providing a 21st century state of the art media facility.
Largest UK Broadcaster with an objective to relocate all of it’s recording, post production & transmission facilities into a purpose built facility including :
● 8 state of the art naturally ventilated studios & 182 Avid open-plan edit desks
● A 700 server data centre comprising 1000 racks of equipment (2Kw per rack)
● Inter-site cross campus connectivity including lines to their Chilworth uplink.
This facility became the most sustainable broadcasting, studio & data centre building ever designed, the only one of it’s kind in Europe as well as the most technologically advanced - It completely changed the way Sky worked as well as the scope of the content in which they delivered.
Our Programme Management Team were deployed on behalf of Sony to provide professional services in which to manage the migration of MBC's entire broadcast facilities from London to new purpose built facilities in Dubai, UAE as well as moving from tape to a digital file based workflow. This was to be the first
private free to air satellite broadcaster in the Arab World offering 10 television channels as well as 2 radio stations.
It enabled MBC to move closer to their target audience with the supportive advantages of Dubai’s established stature as a major hub for business, finance and services, benefiting from operating in the midst of a vast concentration of regional and international advertising agencies, production companies and other related media organisations.
As a result of the successful completion of the project it enabled the operational vision that at the end of the day MBC are an Arab company primarily from the Gulf, so it was apt that they returned to the Gulf allowing them to be closer to their core audience which meant it was more economical to run operations from Dubai than from London.