Broadcast solutions that hit the mark…
reddot consulting : An Overview
Broadcast solutions that hit the mark…
who we are
reddot consulting was launched by four UK based media professionals who between
them have accumulated over 60 years broadcast industry experience. Our Company’s
mission is to help media organisations deliver effective and cost-efficient projects
utilising our greatest asset, our people. We offer practical advice and technical
expertise for any kind of broadcasting project.
reddot has developed a unique resource pool of Associates who are invited to join our
team based on their considerable experience and achievements in the media sector.
We offer our Clients a variety of solutions scaled to their exact requirements. Many of
these experts are also drawn from international markets giving reddot an unparalleled
breadth and depth of knowledge to draw upon.
what we do
reddot offer an extensive range of skills and services. Our Consultants and Associates
can be deployed for specific project requirements, or as constituents of a delivery
team. In addition, our resource pool of experts ensures that knowledge draw-down
can be made as and when required. Therefore, our Clients can have the confidence
that project delay, quality deficiencies and cost overrun will be avoided.
Our Key Individual Skills Sets Include:
Technology design and assurance Training support services
Systems integration System architecture
Solution selection and procurement Test and implementation strategy
Business process engineering and workflow Project and programme management
Supplier evaluation Business analysis and requirements definition
Application development Business change management
We help you deliver your broadcasting projects
efficiently and effectively for optimum commercial and
operational impact. How do we help you to do this? The
answer is simple…
‘…we always remain true to our trinity
of core values in all that we do!’
INSIGHT We believe passionately in our people
because they have accumulated an exceptional
depth and breadth of industry knowledge. Our
team of Consultants and Associates have worked
on assignments across the spectrum of broadcast
technologies and international markets.
FOCUS We are committed to delivery on each and
every project regardless of size, duration and
complexity. More than that, we keep your goal of
strategy realisation and preservation of corporate
aims and values in mind at all times during the
COLLABORATION We understand that the business Our Areas of Expertise
change issues arising from new projects represent a
major challenge to the successful realisation of your
goals and we will engage with all parts of your Channel management and scheduling
organisation at each project stage and key Airtime and sponsorship sales systems
milestone to ensure that the benefits are fully Transmission control and automation
realised. Content and asset management
Affiliate sales systems
Interface design and development
Data warehousing and business
Post production tools and processes
On air presentation and graphics
ERP and analytics system integration
Royalty & Industry Regulator reporting
Resource management solutions
Rights and contracts management
reddot operates independently with no ties to any product,
solution supplier or manufacturer. We are a trusted and
independent business partner providing expert and
impartial advice. We offer a broad skills and knowledge
base ensuring that only the most comprehensive, best
informed advice and guidance is given.
Below are profiles of some of our people…
David McNicol, Consultant
Specialist in system architecture and application design
with over 20 years of media experience gained across 40
broadcasters in 26 countries.
Lee White, Consultant
Business process engineering and workflow specialist with
over 13 years of experience in business design and launch.
Frank Griffin, Consultant
Proven record on procurement, development and support
of major channel management systems gained over 20
years in the media sector.
Martin Partner, Consultant
A Prince II qualified Project Manager and expert in business
analysis including systems integration, interface design and
business process development. 9 years media experience.
Some examples of organisations our Consultants have
worked with in the media sector:
BBC Disney ITV
Five QVC MTV
CITY TV Nickelodeon Sony Pictures
Virgin Carlton Sit Up TV
LTV Telkom Media TV3
BBC, London, 3.5 years
‘reddot offers all the best
This internationally respected broadcaster was ingredients blended to the
implementing a new project that meant
undergoing significant change in the form of right recipe for successful
large-scale technology outsourcing, process
realignment and upgrade of legacy systems. projects.’
In a desire for efficiency gain, cost reduction Telkom Media, South Africa, 1 month
and integration with new multimedia
channels, the BBC initiated a major project to
implement a new channel management
Telkom Media is a new start up commercial pay
system that would amalgamate 7 existing silo
TV and online service based in Pretoria, South
Africa. Telkom Media will be offering its services
via satellite, dedicated broadband networks (IPTV)
Project Orion was conceived as a multiphase
and the web. They offer a bouquet of channels
initiative to deliver solutions for the full
that will address a broad range of interests across
lifecycle management of broadcast content.
sports, movies, news, general entertainment,
This includes content commissioning, long
knowledge and education.
range planning, programme scheduling,
forecasting, scheduling of interstitials and
management of logical and physical media.
Telkom Media had a requirement to select and
reddot Input: implement a channel management and airtime
The BBC engaged several reddot Consultants and sales system within their new broadcast facilities.
Associates to provide solution design, assurance The company tasked to oversee the design and
and analysis services on the project. construction of the broadcast facility selected
reddot Consulting to assist in the channel
Working on both phases of implementation, management and airtime sales system selection
reddot Consultants collaborated with key vendors, process.
internal stakeholders and technologists.
A wide variety of tasks were assigned to the team From the list of potential suppliers selected by
including benefit case study, business analysis, Telkom Media, reddot Consulting had direct
design assurance, interface architecture, data experience implementing and using all of the
migration and process analysis. systems and were able to highlight the strengths
and weaknesses of both the systems and the
reddot regularly interfaced with multiple vendors vendors supporting the products. reddot
and contract service providers on aspects of design Consulting provided validation of the vendors
and implementation whilst gathering and claimed functional capability, software
preserving the requirements of users and engineering approach and pricing models.
stakeholders across the BBC, including Nations and
Regions. This ensured that the final deliverable met The outcome of the consulting was that Telkom
expectations on functionality, performance, Media had confidence in offering one of the
reliability, scalability and support. vendors preferred supplier status.
BBC World Service - Persian TV, London, MTV, London, 6 months
This large multi-national broadcaster was
undergoing changes with an agenda to reduce
A £15m project jointly funded between BBC World
internal operating costs and find operating
Service Trust and the Foreign & Commonwealth
Office. The objective was to design and launch a
Persian TV news and features channel in the
MTV wanted to update its infrastructure for
context of a multimedia (TV, radio, online) service
managing and scheduling 10 broadcast
reaching into Iran and the Farsi-speaking diasporas.
channels across the UK and Eire. Multiple
systems were to be replaced by an in-house
reddot Input: developed application offering channel
To collaborate with BBC WS editorial and management scheduling and music cue
production teams, external technology vendors sheet reporting which would help to
and system integrators to engineer and streamline processes and provide greater
implement workflows and business processes control over schedule risk management.
across all areas of operation.
Our expertise in designing and building To provide project management services
businesses was applied to construct a dynamic that oversee and deliver implementation of
and successful news and features producing the new integrated system.
service encompassing many aspects including:
editorial planning, news gathering, news Working in collaboration with internal
reporting, ingest and post production, testing, training and technology resources,
scheduling, commissioning and royalty reddot utilised its expertise in project
reporting. delivery, risk management and business
analysis to guarantee delivery of this large
As a part of our commitment to build more
project to time and quality criteria.
integrated, cross functional organisations,
Overcoming the initial challenges often
reddot’s input included the necessary resource
presented by significant internal change, the
planning, change management and workflow
project was completed such that operating
alignments required to develop a truly effective
benefits were felt across the organisation
‘reddot will deliver the best combination of experience and expertise on
every project, and will put together the right team for you every time.’
Broadcast solutions that hit the mark…
To learn more about how reddot can help you please contact
David McNicol: +44 7799 076767 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Lee White: +44 7811 269112 or email@example.com
reddot consulting, 14a Westcroft Square, London W6 0TD
reddot consulting is a privately owned organisation that provides a full range of high quality, value for money consultancy
services, primarily to the broadcasting and media sectors. We offer expert advice in project design and launch as well as a
range of specialist skills in areas including, but not limited to, project and programme management, business analysis, design
assurance, system integration and change management. Our clients are principally commercial enterprises and state-funded
broadcasters seeking to improve their organisations. Whether you wish to develop new channels to market, implement more
integrated and reliable infrastructures or simply find ways to build audiences, please visit www.reddotconsulting.co.uk and
see how we can help.
Registered in England. Company No: 6459472