EMP publishes research on impact of Brexit

Our research has found that UK-based international broadcasters face very serious challenges in a post-Brexit world, and we predict that the consequent impact is likely to start being felt in the summer of 2017. The UK is currently by far the biggest location in the EU for c...
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Ed Hall, Managing Partner

For two decades now the digital revolution has been driven in part by one word, for most of us this word was a Holy Grail. It was a Shangri La for entrepreneurs, digital angel investors and public markets – the word was Convergence. Thinking about it, at one point befo...
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Time to get a grip on the UK media's future and move on...

The largely London-based UK media industry seemed shocked to its core when the announcement of the 'Leave' vote was made in the early hours of 24 June. Despite the many voices questioning the polls in the days beforehand, and the fact that most polls were bumping against the...
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Birmingham City Blues...

April 5, 2016

Thank you to Birmingham for a Quality Welcome!

Our Managing Partner Ed Hall was a bit surprised and a little bit delighted to announce that he has been selected as one of the Birmingham Post's Power 250! Ed said: 'Yes, according to that magnificent newspaper, I am apparently one of the 250 most influential business pe...
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CONNECTED TV vs WEB TV

January 22, 2016

The Death of the Set Top Box

Hosting and managing a huge number of video assets is a complex and highly-skilled business sector, but providing and managing the UI and search interface at the consumer end is a market where lots of people have been playing. There are hundreds of mobile content browsers, ...
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An Exciting Winter on the Sky EPG Opens Opportunities

Over time channels launch and close, and sometimes move around the Sky (DTH) programme guide, and viewers have largely got used to it. Channel numbers are not quite the same commodity that they were ten years ago when channels wanted to build viewer memory in a particular 3...
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WALKING WITH THE WOUNDED

October 9, 2015

PRODUCTION HELP WANTED.  ABSOLUTELY NO PAY GUARANTEED!

For the second time we are producing the Pop Up Carol concert for Walking With the Wounded, a great charity that supports our wounded veterans. We do this as a voluntary exercise to show our support for a cause we feel strongly about. Last year it was a fabulous evening on ...
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IBC APPROACHING FAST

So what are you planning to do at IBC? The options to get distracted with the latest kit and leave your card in a bucket in a few competitions for a new GoPro are fun, but I think you need to focus on a key goal. Obviously meetings are part of the reason, and sometimes you...
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Sharing Our Knowledge on SKY EPG transfers

Watch the video to find out more about the process of transferring SKY channel numbers, and see our experiments with streaming video from the office too! http://www.ustream.tv/channel/access-to-the-sky-epg...
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Busy Days at EMP

July 22, 2015

EPG Transfers, Freeview Deals and Ofcom Compliance

Since we moved into our new offices in March the team at EMP has been incredibly busy. With 4 Sky EPG deals and a Freeview capacity lease to date we are very busy supporting our clients, and we are delighted that we have been able to help EPG owners realise value for their ...
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