Megahertz Showcases Systems Integration Capabilities at BVE2015
One of the speakers in the BVE 2015 conference is Jamie Conway, CEO of Made TV, the largest licensee for city television stations in the UK. Megahertz designed and built the complete production, news and ENG kits for Made TV’s five new stations, together with a centralised playout facility, which is now on air. The partnership started in the earliest days of Made TV, with Megahertz working with them to lobby the British government that the newest technology meant city television was sustainable.
“Megahertz will be playing an important role in the future development and strategy of the company,” Conway said. “If we had tried to do this five years ago it would have been impossible, but with today’s technology and the right systems integrator we are launching services that rival any national counterpart.”
“Made TV is a great example of the way that the systems integration business is changing,” said Jon Flay, managing director at Megahertz. “Of course there will still be customers who come to us for an outside broadcast truck or an edit network, and we will be delighted to work with them. But now there are new businesses entering the broadcast and media market, like Made TV, who need a strong partner to work with them at the strategic level.
“The nature of BVE means that we have time to talk to companies at length,” Flay added. “We can talk through the challenges brought about by shifts in technology, we can hear about their commercial and business goals, and we can suggest developments that will help them get to where they need to be.”
The session Jamie Conway is presenting is entitled “The survival of local TV: effective publicity, great content and effective partnerships” and will take place on Wednesday 25th February 2015, 14:15-14:45 in the Producer’s Theatre.
Megahertz designs, engineers and delivers turnkey systems to the world’s leading broadcasters, content owners and media service providers. As a leading systems integrator, its expert team of skilled engineers and solutions architects, drawn from both broadcast and IT backgrounds, ensures a creative, forward-thinking, independent and highly efficient approach. Megahertz provides dynamic and resilient systems for news and sport production, state-of-the-art studios and advanced file-based workflows, as well as fully equipped vehicles for outside broadcast and newsgathering. The company also provides consultancy, training and support services.
The company has two UK locations, including an international sales office close to London Heathrow Airport and a 2000 square metre engineering facility. This allows Megahertz to carry out its own coachwork for vehicles and to pre-fabricate even the largest systems.
With a reputation for excellence since 1982, Megahertz continues to deliver value-added engineering solutions worldwide.