Bow Tie television Awarded Contract to Televise UK Parliament

The Operation and Maintenance of Parliament's Video Broadcasting Systems Contract is for 5 years from August 1st 2011

Bow Tie television has been awarded the contract to televise the UK Parliament for the next 5 years.  The highly prestigious contract confirms Bow Tie Television's position as the premier supplier of this type of service in the UK.

 ·    Bow Tie Television has been involved in the broadcasting of the UK Parliament since televising began there in 1989, and has been the principal contractor since 2001
·    Bow Tie Television was awarded the Broadcast Operation and Maintenance Services to the National Assembly for Wales  contract in summer 2010
·    Bow Tie Television has also held the broadcasting contract with the Greater London Authority since 2006

This is the third UK parliamentary televising contract in a row to have been won by Bow Tie Television and the first to be awarded directly by the UK Parliament.

Bow Tie Managing Director John Knopp said: “We're delighted to have been awarded this new contract which continues our 22 year long relationship with the UK Parliament and confirms our position as leaders in the field of televising and webcasting national and regional assemblies.”

Bow Tie's Westminster team provides more than 100 hours a week of televised coverage from the House of Lords, House of Commons, Westminster Hall and Committee Rooms.


Bow Tie television is an independent broadcast and audio-visual facilities company which provides staff resources and expertise to a wide range of clients in both the private and public sectors. Recent clients include The Cabinet Office, BBC, ITN & Sky for coverage of the Iraq Inquiry, Sky Sports for coverage of the Premier League Darts in HD, as well broadcasting major arts events live to a worldwide audience in HD 5.1 theatrical surround sound for major clients such as the National Theatre NTLive season.