ES Broadcast expands hire operation with new staff and Madrid office

ES Broadcast expands hire operation with new staff and Madrid office

Outside broadcast equipment hire specialist ES Broadcast Hire has expanded its operations with the opening of an office in Madrid, Spain, and the recruitment of two regional business development staff.

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The Madrid office expands ES Broadcast Hire’s offices in Europe to four, along with London (Watford), Manchester and Munich.

“Having made significant investment in 4K technology, including cameras, lenses and production servers which are the first of their kind available for hire in Europe, we are keen to reach new markets and clients both in the UK and Europe. Opening the Madrid office and expanding our business development team is a key part of that strategy,” said Warren Taggart, Managing Director of ES Broadcast Hire.

The Madrid office will be headed up by Marta del Moral in her role as Business Development Manager in Spain.

Del Moral has previously worked for Madrid-based DRAC Broadcast Services, where she spent 10 years as Production Manager.  She has also worked in the production department of a number of advertising firms in Spain, as well as in sales and marketing roles.

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“Marta’s extensive knowledge of the broadcast industry in Spain will be invaluable in introducing our HD and 4K hire services in this new market,” said Taggart.

Meanwhile, Laurence Hobbs has joined the company’s London headquarters as UK Business Development Manager for the UK. Hobbs joins ES Broadcast Hire from Presteigne Broadcast Hire, where he worked on the hire desk for 10 years.

“Laurence brings with him a wealth of practical experience across OB, studio and AV hire,” said Taggart. “His ability to build new client relationships will be a great asset to the team as we look to broaden our UK hire operations further – both for HD and 4K productions.”

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ES Broadcast specialises in service provision to the broadcast, TV production and film production industries.

Equipment Hire

The company’s rental arm, ES Broadcast Hire, is a leading provider of live production equipment for hire, with a product portfolio that boasts the largest rental fleet of Sony HDC-4300 4K broadcast cameras in Europe, amongst market-leading equipment from manufacturers including Sony, Grass Valley, Canon, Fujinon and Vinten.

Equipment Sales

The company is an international reseller of both new and used professional broadcast and production equipment, and is an approved dealer for Sony, Grass Valley, ARRI, Canon, NewTek, JVC and many other leading manufacturers.

Vehicle Brokerage

ES Broadcast also specialises in the procurement and sale of used Outside Broadcast vehicles, and has sourced more than 25 OB trucks for the UK and European broadcast industry in the last six years.

Systems Integration and Project Solutions

ES Broadcast provides systems integration services and has completed multiple projects including studios, fly-packs, OB trucks and large-scale corporate video installations.  Our Project Solutions arm has provided large-scale, temporary ENG kits for a number of major global sporting events.

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Facilities decommissioning and equipment disposal

ES Broadcast provides a professional decommissioning and disposal service, simplifying the process of facilities upgrades, releasing any residual value of obsolete technology, and ensuring adherence to environmental regulations governing equipment disposal.

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