Exhibition Schedule 2024

It’s exhibition season again, and dB will be at several major shows, eager to meet as many visitors as possible.

At The Media Production & Technology Show at Olympia, London, our team will be on hand to discuss latest industry trends and technologies, as well as catch up on current broadcast projects. We’ll also be debuting dB FLEX, a versatile power solution designed to power Starlink data terminals in the field. This was used in our award winning project for ITV Studios teams on location from Australia to Alaska.

See us there at Stand no. E27 on 15-16 May 2024.

https://www.mediaproductionshow.com/

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Then we’re off to CABSAT at the Sheikh Saeed Halls 1, 2, 3 and Trade Centre Arena, Dubai World Trade Centre. We’ll be looking to show off the new dB FLEX solution to delegates from the Media and Satcomms industry, and we expect lots of interest in our S3 Satsio antenna tracking and positioning systems.

Catch us at Stand No- S2-F20, Shk Saeed Hall 2 on 21 – 23 May 2024.

https://cabsat.com/

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Then in September it’s all back to The Netherlands with our annual attendance at IBC in the RAI, Amsterdam. Once again we’ll be in two places at once, in Hall 1 with our focus on Satcoms showcasing S3 Satsio and dB FLEX, simultaneously also exhibiting in Hall 10 with a focus on broadcast projects and our new APIS Hive software developments.

We’ll be at Stand nos. 1.A07 and 10.A30, 13-16 September 2024.

https://show.ibc.org/%20

RECENT NEWS

dB Listed in Tech 100 Track

dB Listed in Tech 100 Track

David Bird and dB Broadcast have been featured in the E2E Tech 100 track 2024 published in The Independent online yesterday. Appearing at number eight in the ranking, which was based on turnover growth, dB was noted for its ‘completion of hundreds of installations worldwide, becoming the largest independent UK-based system integrator’.

The listing recognises those business leaders and companies contributing to the UK economy. Each company was selected based on independent research undertaken, and companies cannot self-nominate or be nominated.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/e2e-100/the-e2e-tech-100-track-2024-b2565890.html

Successful Installation of 3.8m Tracking Antenna System

Successful Installation of 3.8m Tracking Antenna System

This seamless integration of a 3.8m antenna system with an S3 Satsio, was tailored specifically for a leading UK teleport operator. This integration involved the deployment of an updated release of S3 Fiesta M&C software, carefully engineered to support the installation’s requirements. Key components, including an L-Band Matrix sourced from ETL, and RX1 IRDs procured from MediaKind, were seamlessly integrated to ensure optimal performance.

The project is one of the many S3 Satsio antenna and tracking systems successfully installed across numerous sites since the highly successful re-launch of the Satsio / Fiesta range at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in 2022.

As part of dB Broadcast’s commitment to advancing its product line, a variety of systems, including a further S3 Satsio 3.8 metre tracking antenna for TVRO, were strategically installed at our facilities for rigorous testing and developmental purposes. This proactive approach underscores our policy of continuous improvement and innovation.

Andy Appleyard joins dB Broadcast Board

Andy Appleyard joins dB Broadcast Board

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Andy Appleyard as Director of Projects and key shareholder of the Company.

Andy brings over two decades of industry experience to dB, having been a respected colleague and friend of the company for more than 20 years. His appointment is a strategic move aligned with our broader objectives to diversify our activities and fortify our long-term succession plan.

Andy started his Broadcast and Media career at the BBC, and trained alongside Mike Bryan back in 2000. Progressing through the organisation, Andy played a pivotal role as a Senior Project Manager in the success of the BBC Scotland Pacific Quay project in 2004. In 2008, Andy joined the systems integrator, TSL, as a Senior Project Manager, successfully delivering projects such as Sky News Arabia, QVC Italy, and Channel 4 HD Playout.

Returning to the BBC in 2014 as a Portfolio Manager, Andy led the delivery of BBC Cardiff Central Square, the Corporation’s first venture into AVoIP (ST-2110). Following this success, as an independent consultant, he collaborated with dB Broadcast on the Warner Bros. Discovery AVoIP project for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, and the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

Since 2022, Andy has been leading a dB team responsible for delivering the strategic advisory role at NRK in Norway, as well as supporting wider business opportunities. His extensive contributions and expertise make him an invaluable addition to the company.

“We are thrilled to welcome Andy to dB Broadcast, and are confident that his wealth of experience and strategic vision will play a key role in propelling the company to new heights”, said David Bird, Managing Director & Founder. “This appointment is a significant milestone in building the perfect team for our continued and long-term success.”

This appointment comes at a pivotal moment for the Broadcast and Media industry as it undergoes significant transformations by embracing new technologies and workflows. The addition of Andy to the dB team is a crucial step towards realising the company’s long-term ambitions and ensuring continued success in a dynamic and evolving industry. Pic shows Andy Appleyard (foreground)