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Contact Details for Bow Tie Television
OrganisationBow Tie Television Ltd
Work Telephone +44 (0)8454 900 900
Southbank House
Black Prince Road
United Kingdom

Managed Services

UK Parliament

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 world. 

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, 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 Authority.

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.


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  • Registered Address: The Cube, Downmill Road, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 1QS