Bow Tie television has been involved with the
broadcasting of Parliament since 1989. In 2011 we won the Broadcast
Operations and Maintenance contract under competative tender from
The Houses of Parliament.
Our Westminster team lead by Roy Scotton - General Manager is
based at 7 Millbank and has regular, daily contact with Officers of
Parliament, committee clerks, and other personnel from the House of
Commons, the House of Lords and various
departments. Bow Tie television consistently
delivers the highest level of service - whether that is in the
provision of broadcast facilities, answering technical enquiries or
resolving television and webcam questions. This demands not
only high quality respnses, but also the fastest possible reaction
to meet the most demanding of needs.
The company regularly introduces new systems to improve day
to day working practices within the television broadcasting
environment at Westminster. In most cases, these enhancements
have been the result of proactive developments brought about by
regular feedback from management and staff based at 7 Millbank.
In addition, the parliamentary operation maintains relationships
with the various international news agencies that work in and
around the Palace of Westminster and deals on a daily basis with
lines bookings and clip play outs to clients all round the
National Assembly for Wales
In 2010 Bow Tie Television won the contract for
the Provision of Broadcast Operations and Maintenance Services for
the National Assembly for Wales.
Our NAfW team lead by Nia Percy - Broadcast Manager is
based in the Assembly building in Cardiff. Operating daily we are
responsible for the broadcast functions required for the televising
of the Siambr and Committees. This includes camera
operation, sound operation, directing and equipment
maintenance. Bow Tie also manages, operates and delivers the Web
encoding, Web hosting for live and VOD, and holds the content on
our CDN space. We also host the Assembly's web site Senedd.tv,
and we are responsible for the upkeep of the site.
Further when we migrated the web site to Bow Tie's managed
services and CDN we installed for the client the EFM first mile to
facilitate the five outgoing video streams with dual language
leaving the building. This circuit and its back up are managed by
Bow Tie, we are also responsible for additional design and repair
work to the site.
With the ability to draw on areas of specialty from within Bow
Tie that benefit the client, we have successfully trained the
operational engineering staff on site in technology maintenance and
operations to increase their skill set. We have also successfully
multi skilled the operational staff to increase resilience and
allow us to adapt to the changing work requirements.
Greater London Authority
In the summer of 2011 we renewed the Broadcasting and AV
Operational and Maintenance Services for the Greater London
Our GLA team lead by Stephen "Chippy" Pomfret - Broadcast
Manager is based in the Assembly building in London's City Hall.
This involves televising and webcasting proceedings, video
conferencing, signage facilities, digital audio legal record
system, for various press conferences and meetings of both The
Mayor of London and The London Assembly, and associated "family"
members. Of special note, Bow Tie television has
developed staff who are multi-skilled and can handle any aspect of
the GLA operation. This has resulted in the ability to
facilitate successfully client demands at very short notice.
Part of this operation involves co-ordination with various
departments within City Hall to take bookings, and provide
equipment, facilities and staff, for a wide variety of audio,
audio-visual and video conferencing requirements, both within the
facility and at remote locations. It is part of our
contractual obligation that we ensure the facilities are sourced in
the most cost effective manner.