Broadcast service provider EMG is uniting all of its RF services, including Eurolinx, Broadcast RF and EMG France’s RF activities, under a new business unit called EMG Connectivity.
Between them, the company’s RF specialists work across more than 1,500 RF events per year, said EMG, including the Tour de France, Olympics, FIFA World Cup, Love Island and the BAFTAs.
The new business unit will be led by Bruno Gallais (managing director EMG Connectivity) who will hold the role alongside his work as CEO of EMG France.
Gallais will be joined in the management team by Mark Houghton who will lead the UK business as well as acting as innovation director for EMG Connectivity. From France, Rudy Dendleux will be the technical director while Chris Brandrick.
EMG said the new unit will employ a team of around 80. Its wireless broadcast solutions will include:
- 10 operational RF vehicles
- 300+ RF links, of which 175+ are HEVC (UHD/HDR capable)
- 35 BMW motorbikes and access to multiple electric motorbikes
- 5 equipped relay airplanes, of which 4 with pressurised cabins
- The ability to deploy 25+ EASA airworthy RF helicopters
- 20+ bonded cellular 4G/5G systems
Speaking about the move, Shaun Gregory, group CEO EMG, said: “EMG brings the world’s biggest events to billions of viewers through our connectivity services. EMG Connectivity is the best of both worlds: by creating one brand but maintaining the individual customer service of the three companies we are able to offer clients greater clarity and access to the strength and knowledge of the EMG Group. The combination enables better and faster focusing on developing a new range of products and services, and in addition entering new markets.”