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33 minutes | 4 days ago
Ep 30 - Ramadan and Broadcasting - w/ Amir Taki
In this week's episode, Neil is joined by Amir Taki - director, executive producer and content creator at Haven Films. Amir takes us back to his days running one of the most successful Muslim faith TV channels in the world, and what the month of Ramadan means for broadcasters and the communities that rely on them.
20 minutes | 11 days ago
Ep 29 - Partnerships in Broadcasting - w/ Ben Gunkel
In this week's episode, we speak to our very own Ben Gunkel from PlayBox Technology. Ben is our Territory Manager who focuses on forming long-term partnerships across the globe. Ben talks to us about the importance of partnerships, whether a company can 'go it alone' in the broadcasting industry and how PlayBox Technology benefits from partnerships.
41 minutes | 18 days ago
Ep 28 - Business Development in Broadcasting - w/ Fernando Lopez Cisneros
In this week's episode, Neil speaks to Fernando Lopez Cisneros - business development professional and co-founder of Fernext. Fernando takes us through his start in the broadcasting industry, getting your business development strategy right and what he envisions for the future of the broadcasting industry.
22 minutes | 25 days ago
Ep 27 - The Future of IBC - w/ Michael Crimp
In this week's episode, we speak to Michael Crimp, CEO at the IBC - International Broadcasting Convention. Michael has pioneered the IBC through 10+ years of change and technological advancement, having just dealt with their most disruptive year yet - 2020. Neil and Michael discuss the future of the IBC Show, their virtual platforms and what Michael envisions for the future of the broadcasting industry.
14 minutes | a month ago
Ep 26 - BaM Live Week - w/ Ben Dales & Lisa Collins
In this week's episode, we speak to Ben Dales and Lisa Collins from the IABM. BaM Live, the digital networking, engagement and learning platform officially begins today! Ben and Lisa discuss some of the history behind the IABM, how BaM Live is avoiding digital fatigue and what the future holds for virtual events in our industry.
25 minutes | a month ago
Ep 25 - Being a Visual Content Creator in 2021 - w/ Mark Pengelly
This week, we're joined by Mark Pengelly - Director, Photographer, Director of Photography and all-round Visual Content Creator. Mark's experience and passion for all things visual has seen him collaborate with household names on huge movie sets and taken him across the world with vital charity work. Hear more about how Mark got his start, which social media platform benefits content creators the most and where he envisions our industry heading in future.
19 minutes | a month ago
Ep 24 - A New Direction For SCTE - w/ Melissa Cogavin
In this week's episode, we speak to Melissa Cogavin - Managing Editor at SCTE, the Society for Broadband Professionals. We hear about Melissa's impact within the Film and Cinema industries, where the SCTE is headed in 2021 and what Melissa envisions for the future of the broadcasting industry.
23 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep 23 - Special Effects & The Film Industry - w/ Keith Harding
This week's episode focuses on all things SFX as Neil speaks to Keith Harding - SFX Supervisor at Bloody Stuff Ltd. Bloody Stuff are one of the UK's leading prop and special effects providers. Keith tells all about his start in the broadcasting and film industries, how the prop and special effects industry is coping with COVID-19 and what he predicts for the future of broadcasting.
34 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep 22 - Women in Broadcasting - w/ Petra Oblak
This week, Neil speaks to Petra Oblak - life coach, mentor and co-ceo of Vision247. Petra has been at the forefront of the broadcasting industry since 1988. In this episode, Petra takes us back to her start in the industry, telling all about success, change and what we can expect for the future.
32 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep 21 - OTT Broadcasting - w/ KC Lee
In episode 21, Neil speaks to KC Lee - Founder & Managing Director at Amrick Solutions. This week's topic is all things 'over-the-top'; KC takes us on a detailed journey of a full end-to-end OTT implementation process for modern broadcasters. Learn some of the history behind OTT, why content security is still so important and what we can expect from the future of digital video.
24 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep 20 - Public Broadcasting - w/ Maurice Marshall
This week, Neil speaks to Maurice Marshall from the Public Broadcasting Corporation of Jamaica - or 'PBCJ'. Maurice fills us in on the everyday struggles of running a television station, how PBCJ succeeds with social media and what he envisions for the future of the broadcasting industry.
16 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep 19 - Host Broadcasting - w/ Gareth Jones
In this week's episode, Neil speaks to Gareth Jones - Head of Production Management at Host Broadcast Services, or HBS. Gareth recalls his start in the broadcasting industry, highlights from major sporting events like the World Cup and predicts what might hold the key to the future of the broadcasting and media industry.
27 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep 18 - Financing The Broadcasting Industry - w/ Paul Robson
Welcome back to the Season 2 of the In the Hub podcast! In this week's episode, Neil speaks to Paul Robson - Owner and Managing Director at Medialease. Paul discusses his start in the broadcasting industry, how COVID-19 has affected the financing landscape and what we can expect for the future of broadcasting.
18 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep 17 - A New Perspective - w/ Neil Thacker
Welcome back to the season 1 finale of the In the Hub podcast! In this episode, we're flipping the format. Phillip Neighbour, Chief Operating Officer at PlayBox Technology UK, interviews Neil Thacker - host of the In the Hub podcast. We ask hot questions submitted by people in our industry, delving into Neil's fresh start in broadcasting and where he sees our industry going for the future.
22 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep 16 - Starting a TV Channel - w/ Mark Vadik
Welcome back to Episode 16 of the In the Hub Podcast! This week, we're speaking to Mark Vadik - Director, Producer, Actor, Screenwriter, Lawyer... the list goes on! Now, Mark is taking on broadcasting with the team at VPOD TV - a fresh new channel focusing on video podcasting content. We discuss Mark's career, why he and his team wanted to start VPOD and the incredible work behind starting a brand new TV Channel.
29 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep 15 - Change in Broadcasting - w/ Thiago Taboada
Welcome back to the In the Hub podcast! This week, we're speaking to Thiago Taboada - a broadcasting professional based in Brasil with 15 years of experience working with MTV, TV Cultura and Canal Woohoo. Thiago recalls the moment that encouraged him to embrace the technical side of broadcasting, reveals the biggest challenge he has faced in the industry and how content creators can navigate the 'Uberization' of the broadcasting and media landscape.
34 minutes | 5 months ago
Ep 14 - Management in Broadcasting - w/ David Treadway
We're back with episode 14 of the In the Hub Podcast, brought to you by PlayBox Technology UK! In this episode, we talk all things management with David Treadway - Chairman at iKO Media Group. David's proven career in a variety of high-level management positions makes for some great broadcast-based COVID-19 advice and some truly refreshing optimism.
32 minutes | 5 months ago
Ep 13 - The History & Future of PlayBox - w/ Ben Gunkel and Phillip Neighbour
Welcome to a very special episode of In the Hub! In the 13th episode, we speak to both Ben Gunkel, Chief Commercial Officer, and Phillip Neighbour, Chief Operating Officer at PlayBox Technology UK. Ever wondered how the infamous TV Channel in a Box was created? Or how the PlayBox dream became a reality? Neil, Ben and Phill discuss the eventful history and the promising future that lies ahead for the #1 international Channel in a Box manufacturer.
33 minutes | 5 months ago
Ep 12 - How Sports & Music Can Emerge From 2020 - w/ Matthew Baxter
Welcome to Episode 12 of the In the Hub podcast! In this episode, Neil chats with Matthew Baxter, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Stellwagen Ventures. Matthew takes us back to his start in the sports industry, the recent launch of Stellwagen Ventures and discusses how we can expect sports and music to emerge from a whirlwind 2020.
24 minutes | 5 months ago
Ep 11 - Marketing Communications in Broadcasting - w/ Roger Thornton
We're back with episode 11 of the In the Hub podcast! In this episode, Neil speaks to Roger Thornton - Chairman on the Exhibition Committee @ IBC and long-time Marketing and PR professional in our industry. Roger recalls how he got started in broadcasting and media, gives his advice on communicating effectively as a company during COVID-19 and whether all publicity really is good publicity. Enjoy!
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