Important Players - techex
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Important Players - techex

Traditionally, broadcasters have wanted to buy technology, build a system, install it and pay for it. Today, broadcasters are increasingly turning to a new model in which they pay only for the technology and services they use for any given period, which can help to spread costs.

And that means opportunities arise continually.

Many of those opportunities are snapped up by those individuals and businesses who are both sharp enough to spot them before their competitors and have the nous to execute and achieve commercial success.

Here, Frame 25 looks at five such companies: what they’re doing, who they’re doing it with, and why they matter.

Who: Techex

Based: Bracknell, Berkshire

What they do: Founded in 1972, Techex are a leading supplier of IP video solutions and services working at the forefront of the convergence of DVB, video compression and IP.

Techex partner with emerging tech companies who, like Techex themselves, work at the cutting edge to improve the way IP is used for the movement and management of video.

Why they’re important: Broadcasters are increasingly looking at deploying high-bandwidth, uncompressed video networks to create content and using the internet to lower the cost of sending live broadcast-quality video between locations. Delivering on these opportunities has allowed Techex to build a solid reputation and expertise in IP.

Combined with the strategic partnerships they engage in, Techex are a company to watch.

Who they work with (selected): Sky, Discovery, Arqiva, BBC, DAZN etc.

In the news
Techex made headlines last year when MWEdge, a highly scalable gateway for cloud transit, primary distribution and contribution, was shortlisted for the prestigious IABM BaM Awards® in the ‘Connect’ category for infrastructure, connectivity and bandwidth used to move content within and between facilities in the Broadcasting & Media industry. Edge has been deployed in more than 6 major broadcasters with a strong pipeline of deployments scheduled in 2020. Alongside technical achievements within the company, the Royal Television Society awarded a member of the team ‘Young Technologist of the Year (Thames Valley region)’ recognising a thirst for learning, working above and beyond, and pushing technical boundaries.