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The broadcast industry has never been under more pressure. With new capabilities come new competitors, risks and expectations. Whether it’s having to remain reliable amid growing consumer expectations, or keeping pace with changing technology and having to do more with less, we know it’s hard to stay competitive.

That’s why our team of experts are there to make things simple. We combine our technology, reach and expertise to give you the knowledge and support you need to grow in this changing playing field.

Find out more about our partners and our network, read about how we’ve helped similar companies or read more below about why we’re the right choice for you.

A history of excellence

Media and broadcast businesses have relied on our network and services to deliver flawless networked video for more than 60 years. We’ve built our market-leading network on reliable, high-quality fibre. 

 

And our delivery teams have the knowledge to stop any service issues before they happen, as well as reacting quickly to solve problems when they do arise. So you can focus on other parts of your business, safe in the knowledge that your content is in safe hands.

Global reach and partners

We move up to 16,000 hours of content a day through BT Tower, serving more than 500 media production and distribution customers around the world. As well as being the backbone of all UK TV services, we distribute TV channels for companies like NBC Universal and Viacom. And we link the global production community, from Soho, to Bollywood, to Hollywood – and beyond.

Working with a purpose

We help you grow your businesses by blending new ideas with your proven approach – whatever works best for you. Our teams of technologists and industry experts understand your challenges – and your opportunities. So whether it’s designing systems and solutions that exceed expectations, or re-thinking commercial models, we work with only your needs in mind.

Say hello to our management team

Gavin Jones

Managing Director - Mobile, Media & Broadcast
Biography

Gavin started his career in 1992 with Henry Butcher & Co Chartered Surveyors practising in the Industrial and Commercial Sector. In 1994 he moved to the telecoms sector working for an American start up called MFS Communications which was acquired by WorldCom and subsequently Verizon. He joined MFS  as Property Acquisition Manager, moving to run Service Delivery and then to Sales where he progressed from Account Manager to his last position as  Verizon’s Sales Director for the Partner and Indirect Channel.

 

Gavin joined BT from Verizon in 2007 as Head of Sales in the Wholesale business.  He ran the large outsource contract with KCOM in 2009 and then Fixed Network Operators in 2010. In 2013 he moved to run the Mobile Sector comprising all UK Mobile Operators.

 

Gavin was appointed to his current role of MD Mobile, Media & Broadcast in 2018.

 

Gavin has a BSc (Hons) from Sheffield Hallam University in Urban Land Economics and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor.

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Kate Wendelboe

Director, Media & Broadcast
Biography

Kate  has returned to Media & Broadcast as its Director after managing the strategy of a portfolio of BT's smaller standalone businesses. Previously she had been in Media & Broadcast for three years doing both proposition development then strategy. She is a big believer in bringing together technological and commercial innovation to help solve industry challenges, as well as working collaboratively with customers and partners to achieve the best results possible.

 

Before joining BT, Kate was at Reuters working in marketing communications and then journalism. She was one of the team that started Reuters Insider, Reuters' multimedia platform for financial professionals, where she held a number of roles including working on the news desk, producing general interest programmes, and covering the commodities and energy market.

 

Kate left Reuters to study for an MBA at Cambridge's Judge Business School where she specialised in Culture, Arts and Media Management.

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Paul Barter

Head of Media Sales
Biography

Paul leads a sales team responsible for providing Broadcast and Media solutions to many of our major customers. He has personally been responsible for leading sales for many major new contracts.

 

He has extensive Leadership and Sales experience in Media & Telecoms. Paul first became involved with Media in the mid 90's with the Interactive TV and Westminster Video on Demand services which were the forerunners to Sky Digital and BT Vision. He followed this leading a Sales & Business development team selling Digital Media services such as Business TV and Digital Screen media to corporate customers. Over recent years, he has been responsible for leading Sales & Business Development teams covering Broadcast Networks, Digital Media, Telecom services, Phone and Competition voting services (Agile Media) and Managed Services.

 

Paul is focused on helping clients, colleagues and other stakeholders produce a great outcome for all. He is particularly keen on establishing the objectives and making sure that the analysis, planning and execution come together through teamwork and great engagement.

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Chris Ainger

Head of Broadcast Technology & Solutions
Biography

Chris Ainger joined BT Media and Broadcast from Marconi in 2002 and has been creating network solutions for the media industry for 12 years. His initial role was as a design engineer building SDH and ATM-based broadcast networks, and he is proud to have been part of the Media & Broadcast team that has led the transition of broadcast transmission from those technologies into the MPLS-IP world.

 

Now heading up a team of consultants providing leadership and world class technology solutions to the global media industry, Chris’ focus is on driving forward the technology and ensuring that BT Media & Broadcast continues its longstanding history of innovation at the forefront of media solutions.

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Sanjay Bhat

Head of Sales – Asia Pacific
Biography

Sanjay joined BT Media and Broadcast team at New Delhi in November 2003 with the mandate to build the M&B’s business in rapidly changing market dynamics. The task was not only to build the business from scratch but also build the customer confidence in the region on BTs Media and Broadcast Portfolio.

 

Sanjay leads the team of highly skilled sales professionals in the region to help his media customers grow their business across the globe. He has also lead to expand the Global Media Network to key locations across the Globe.

 

An electronics and communication Engineering Graduate from NIT Warangal (India), Sanjay has 20 years’ experience in Media and Entertainment Industry.

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John Ellerton

Head of Media Futures
Biography

John is Head of Media Futures at BT Media and Broadcast. An alumni of Salford University in the UK and École Centrale de Lyon in France, he has since gained over 18 years’ experience creating specialist network and workflow solutions for broadcasters and media companies worldwide.

 

John now leads BT Media & Broadcast’s future thinking in broadcast and media services, which includes next-generation networks and cloud-based production services as well as UHDTV. He represents BT Media & Broadcast at SMPTE and is an active contributor to the work of the EBU.

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Alison Hutchins

Lead Propositions Manager
Biography

Alison is a product professional with over 20 years' experience within the Telecommunications industry. She joined BT Media and Broadcast, at the beginning of 2013, to lead the development of propositions for the broadcast industry. Specifically around digital workflow and beyond HD with UltraHD.

 

Alison's background is in Multimedia and whilst working at BT Laboratories was seconded to “BIB…” the consortium between BT, BskyB, Panasonic and HSBC which developed the Video-on demand and interactive TV concepts that later went on to become Sky Interactive. More recently she was Director of Telepresence products for BT Conferencing.

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Dominik Wrona

Head of TV Outside Broadcast
Biography

Dominik took over as Head of TV Outside Broadcast (TVOB) in early-2018. With a passion for innovation, Dominik brings a new way of thinking to deliver the best for you and your viewers building on an already strong base and heritage.

 

Since joining BT in 2016, Dominik previously worked in the Strategy team for our Venture businesses, supporting 10 different business units with their individual and holistic deliverables. He joined us as an alumni of Kings College London where he graduated with an MSc in International Management as well as University of East Anglia with a BSc in International Business Management.

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Keith Bristow

Head of Global Media Networks
Biography

Keith joined Media & Broadcast in 2014 and leads our media products team. Since joining BT as a graduate, he has held a number of different commercial roles in BT Global Services and BT Consumer, working with both customers and suppliers on large outsource contracts.

 

Keith's main focus now in Media & Broadcast is developing the next wave of services to help broadcasters take advantage of the changes underway in the media industry.

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Felicity Webster

Marketing Manager
Biography

Felicity joined the Media & Broadcast team in 2015, bringing a wealth of experience from her previous marketing roles within the wider BT Wholesale business. She joined BT in 1999 and has spent most of her career working in Sales, Industry Engagement and Marketing. During this time, she has looked after a number of strategic customers, brought new products to market and delivered numerous successful sales campaigns.

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