Platform Distribution

Channels need skilled negotiators with knowledge of local markets to help distribute channels in multiple territories. For larger broadcast groups or mainstream territories, there is often a full-time in-house role for a senior manager for every territory, but for smaller broadcasters, or for channels looking at new markets, outsourcing platform distribution can offer a cost-effective and expert solution. 

Our network of partners can help with channel distribution across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, the USA, Latin America and South East Asia.

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Management and Change

Channels need skilled negotiators with knowledge of local markets to help distribute channels in multiple territories. For larger broadcast groups or mainstream territories, there is often a full-time in-house role for a senior manager, but for smaller broadcasters, or for channels looking at smaller markets, outsourcing platform distribution can offer a cost-effective and expert solution. 

Our network of partners can help with channel distribution across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, the USA, Latin America and South East Asia.

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Regulatory and Compliance

Before you can broadcast you need a broadcast licence, and we manage licence applications all the time.  Applications also mean that work needs to go into the compliance plans and training that broadcasters have in place at the time of the application. 

Our partners have written the licence applications for channels in multiple genres and with very different compliance requirements. We can also produce detailed compliance guideline and procedures for new channel operators to put in place, or to help respond to issues or as a response to Ofcom or other regulator complaints.

We provide initial and ongoing compliance services to broadcasters, act as contact for regulaors and can help manage problems with COSTA, Ofcom or ASA rules, as well as MID returns and all related paperwork.

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Disruptia - Technical Solutions

EMP Partners have led some of the biggest infrastructure projects in broadcasting, from studios and live operations, to OTT and VOD platform launches, and an entire national terrestrial DTT network.  


We are experienced problem solvers, we can find and fix problems in broadcast chains at pace, and when we find a unique technical answer to a broadcast problem, we sometimes become resellers and ambassadors for the technology through our investment in Disruptia.


EMP provides independent expertise on broadcast projects, and we don't take commisssions and incentives from manufacturers.  If you want independent whole of market systems integration, you ought to be talking to us.

Recent projects include a new virtual studio in Birmingham, an independent playout solution for a channel in Greece, and equipping studios in Suffolk and Birmingham with PATH Studio.

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EPG Brokerage

Our Managing Partner, Ed Hall brokered the very first deals in the UK that allowed the transfer of channel numbers on the Sky platform from one broadcaster in 2003. Since then Ed and his team have developed the market and created the business processes that make the sale and purchase of EPG positions run smoothly and effectively. 

Our partners can help to buy or sell channel numbers, provide effective and experienced valuations and bring clients the comfort of knowing that they are dealing with the UK's most experienced EPG transaction team. We have an unmatched track record in representing high-profile broadcasters who wish to remain anonymous through the early stages of an EPG sale or purchase. We can also advise on the management of channel numbers on the UK's other broadcast platforms. If you are looking to buy or sell an EPG contract, come and talk to us.

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Brexit Management

The UK has left the EU, and from January 2021 onwards, a UK licence won't cover distribution across EU territories.  We have conducted unique research across the whole EU and EEA into the options for broadcasters to manage a trouble-free transmission.

If you want to conduct your own research and analysis, our Brexit Directory is the most detailed and comprehensive analysis of regulation, contacts and advice in every European jurisdiction.

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