Ofcom Broadcast Licensing
It is the first important step for all television channels and radio stations planning to broadcast, to acquire the
right licence from the appropriate regulatory authority.
In the UK, it’s Ofcom. Redberry Media work with you to
draft your licence application, prepare supporting documents and provide a pre-submission check. Specialising in securing your broadcast licence is what Redberry Media do.
There’s a great sense of adventure as a new TV channel prepares to launch. The wide range of genres creates diversity and provides unique challenges. Each channel launch is of itself a project. Redberry Media project manage the process, working alongside other support partners, for example managing the Sky EPG transfer, resulting in a successful channel launch. From a dream to reality, Redberry Media works with channels to make it happen.
‘Helena Brewer brings her expertise to the fore, working with the channel and all support partners to enable a smooth successful channel launch.’
Alan Mercer, GBF Media Ltd
The old adage - it’s not what you know it’s who you know, is very relevant in the broadcast industry. Redberry Media Founder Helena Brewer armed with her little black book of contacts can provide direct introductory contacts. Regularly invited to attend broadcast industry events and enjoying face to face networking activities, Helena promotes the regulatory and compliance services offered by Redberry Media. Networking has led to requests for Helena to join committees such as Toastmasters International District 91 Leadership Team, Wycombe Sound, Aylesbury Speakers, Wycombe Business Expo, Spring 2015 Tower Conference Committee (for Toastmasters International), South Bucks Business Club and Deputy Chair of the ATVOD Industry Forum.
Once you have your licence, ensuring your content complies with the regulations is paramount and your in house processes are robust. It’s not just programming, consideration for trailers, promos and sponsorship credits. Not to mention your advertising. Working closely with broadcast channels Redberry Media has compliance viewed hours of a wide variety of content and provided compliance advice. Establishing processes that work for your channel and are understood by your team, Redberry Media provides guidance and support for your team. From ad hoc advice to fully retained compliance consultancy services, you decide what compliance support services you require.
From the outset all broadcasters have to consider how they will train their teams. The Ofcom Broadcast Code, COSTA rules and BCAP Guidance are a good place to start. The bespoke training packages can be created to meet your channel’s needs, be that one to one or one to many. Redberry Media’s compliance training courses have been designed using the National Occupational Standards for Law and Compliance for Broadcasting published by Creative Skillset in the UK.