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  1. 1. reddot consulting Broadcast solutions that hit the mark… reddot consulting : An Overview
  2. 2. reddot consulting Broadcast solutions that hit the mark… An Overview 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
  3. 3. Our Offer 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 project lifecycle. 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 intelligence 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 solutions
  4. 4. Our People 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 Media TV LTV Telkom Media TV3
  5. 5. Case Studies BBC, London, 3.5 years Background reddot ‘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 Background 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 systems. 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 reddot Input: 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.
  6. 6. BBC World Service - Persian TV, London, MTV, London, 6 months 18 months Background This large multi-national broadcaster was Background 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 efficiencies. 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. reddot Input: 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 multi-platform service. immediately. reddot ‘reddot will deliver the best combination of experience and expertise on every project, and will put together the right team for you every time.’
  7. 7. Broadcast solutions that hit the mark… Contact us To learn more about how reddot can help you please contact David McNicol: +44 7799 076767 or Lee White: +44 7811 269112 or 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 and see how we can help. Registered in England. Company No: 6459472