TVT is a leading independent digital media lab providing and delivering content and systems for the world's principal broadcasters.

services

One of the world's fastest growing digital media services and post-production providers, TVT offers a complete service from ingest through to online distribution and everything in between.

  • media management
  • ingest transcoding
  • restoration
  • localisation
  • dubbing
  • audio post
  • distribution
  • subtitling
  • broadcast compliance
  • rights management
  • bespoke software solutions
  • media archiving
  • production

media management

Our people driving your processes We strongly believe that our team is what sets TVT apart. We see ourselves as an annex to the customer: a supplementary department seamlessly delivering media management in a responsive and professional way.

ingest transcoding

The machine room: the beating heart of TVT Ingest, transcode and dubbing activities are carried out in our pioneering machine room.
Along with the usual complement of tape-based facilities we have a range of transcoders that we utilise for creation of any file type you need; from proxies for compliance or subtitle suppliers, audio files for dubbing or master files for playout.

restoration

Future-proof your library Utilising Image Systems, DVNR and Phoenix restoration solutions, TVT are able to offer complete restoration services; from frame by frame to automated single pass restoration solutions. Restoration can be carried out on all analogue legacy formats, e.g. B and C format 1-inch tape, U-matic, Beta SP and other formats as required.

localisation

Knowledge talks: wisdom listens As an international company with offices around the world, TVT is ideally placed to offer localisation services. Since 2002, TVT has provided English, Polish, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian, Portuguese and Japanese subtitles, along with Polish dubbing services, to BBC Worldwide. In 16 years we have never found a language we couldn’t translate.

subtitling

Passionate about good commentaries Using our multiple subtitling system we can generate subtitle files to be sent in conjunction with media files, embedded or supply burnt-in options. We are able to provide live captioning for news bulletins or insert pre-prepared subtitle files into transmission streams.

RIGHTS MANAGEMENT

Avoid leaving money on the table TVT, working in collaboration with Rights Management Systems Ltd, can provide a web-based system for content owners to track and manage the sales and finance associated with their content.
It can be run as a service (SaaS) or as a hard-install at the location of your choice, with the ability to connect to multiple systems and export financial detail to ERPs, rights and asset information to traffic systems, MAM systems and standard office software.

bespoke software solutions

Creative technology TVT remains committed to technological evolution and maintains an environment of interoperability. By writing our own software we are in control of our own destiny and as such are not tied to one particular solution, therefore are able to make changes readily and competently.

dubbing

Dub be good to me TVT provides the ideal platform to traffic media, transcripts, audio and subtitle files anywhere around the world. We can ensure all elements of a foreign versioning project come together seamlessly and cost effectively under one roof.

audio post

Our keynote is versatility Our staff is renowned for their excellence and creativity, their experience and professionalism ensures the success of every project. Our recording studios are linked to two control rooms equipped with ProTools and Soundtrack capable of recording and mixing high end product. All rooms in the sound department are linked, sound and vision, on our local area network.

broadcast compliance

A world of different views TVT have developed a wholly original software application that has streamlined the infinite complexities of international compliance so that every programme can be assessed and approved for all markets in one pass. Our system won’t replace OFCOM, but it does allow TVT to be confident that content will not be offensive or unlawful because times have changed or because it’s crossed a national or cultural border. This software has been well received by BBC Worldwide and UKTV to the extent that it has been integrated into their own business management systems.

distribution

Get yourself connected TVT are well connected. With strategically placed regional offices TVT can move your content anywhere across the globe.
We offer point-to-point fibre connections, delivery by accelerated internet services such as Aspera or File Catalyst, SFTP, File delivery via encrypted hard drives or simply laid back to tape and delivered to your door. Our follow-the-sun working hours ensure that there is always a pair of eyes looking over our dual and diverse network.

media archiving

Your past: ever present At the heart of the machine room is our spinning disc infrastructure. This allows media to be stored safely and accessed instantly. Further supporting this is our deep archive solution utilising LTO tape technology affording a resilient solution to content management.

production

Lights, camera, action Our newest venture, TVT Productions has proved successful with a number of reality and factual entertainment projects currently in development. Recent productions have included documentaries on diverse topics for Channel 5, National Geographic and Smithsonian in the UK and USA.

  • media management

    Our people driving your processes We strongly believe that our team is what sets TVT apart. We see ourselves as an annex to the customer: a supplementary department seamlessly delivering media management in a responsive and professional way.

  • ingest transcoding

    The machine room: the beating heart of TVT Ingest, transcode and dubbing activities are carried out in our pioneering machine room.
    Along with the usual complement of tape-based facilities we have a range of transcoders that we utilise for creation of any file type you need; from proxies for compliance or subtitle suppliers, audio files for dubbing or master files for playout.

  • restoration

    Future-proof your library Utilising Image Systems, DVNR and Phoenix restoration solutions, TVT are able to offer complete restoration services; from frame by frame to automated single pass restoration solutions. Restoration can be carried out on all analogue legacy formats, e.g. B and C format 1-inch tape, U-matic, Beta SP and other formats as required.

  • localisation

    Knowledge talks: wisdom listens As an international company with offices around the world, TVT is ideally placed to offer localisation services. Since 2002, TVT has provided English, Polish, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian, Portuguese and Japanese subtitles, along with Polish dubbing services, to BBC Worldwide. In 16 years we have never found a language we couldn’t translate.

  • dubbing

    Dub be good to me TVT provides the ideal platform to traffic media, transcripts, audio and subtitle files anywhere around the world. We can ensure all elements of a foreign versioning project come together seamlessly and cost effectively under one roof.

  • audio post

    Our keynote is versatility Our staff is renowned for their excellence and creativity, their experience and professionalism ensures the success of every project. Our recording studios are linked to two control rooms equipped with ProTools and Soundtrack capable of recording and mixing high end product. All rooms in the sound department are linked, sound and vision, on our local area network.

  • distribution

    Get yourself connected TVT are well connected. With strategically placed regional offices TVT can move your content anywhere across the globe.
    We offer point-to-point fibre connections, delivery by accelerated internet services such as Aspera or File Catalyst, SFTP, File delivery via encrypted hard drives or simply laid back to tape and delivered to your door. Our follow-the-sun working hours ensure that there is always a pair of eyes looking over our dual and diverse network.

  • subtitling

    Passionate about good commentaries Using our multiple subtitling system we can generate subtitle files to be sent in conjunction with media files, embedded or supply burnt-in options. We are able to provide live captioning for news bulletins or insert pre-prepared subtitle files into transmission streams.

  • broadcast compliance

    A world of different views TVT have developed a wholly original software application that has streamlined the infinite complexities of international compliance so that every programme can be assessed and approved for all markets in one pass. Our system won’t replace OFCOM, but it does allow TVT to be confident that content will not be offensive or unlawful because times have changed or because it’s crossed a national or cultural border. This software has been well received by BBC Worldwide and UKTV to the extent that it has been integrated into their own business management systems.

  • rights-management

    Avoid leaving money on the table TVT, working in collaboration with Rights Management Systems Ltd, can provide a web-based system for content owners to track and manage the sales and finance associated with their content.
    It can be run as a service (SaaS) or as a hard-install at the location of your choice, with the ability to connect to multiple systems and export financial detail to ERPs, rights and asset information to traffic systems, MAM systems and standard office software.

  • bespoke software solutions

    Creative technology TVT remains committed to technological evolution and maintains an environment of interoperability. By writing our own software we are in control of our own destiny and as such are not tied to one particular solution, therefore are able to make changes readily and competently.

  • media archiving

    Your past; ever present At the heart of the machine room is our spinning disc infrastructure. This allows media to be stored safely and accessed instantly. Further supporting this is our deep archive solution utilising LTO tape technology affording a resilient solution to content management.

  • production

    Lights, camera, action Our newest venture, TVT Productions has proved successful with a number of reality and factual entertainment projects currently in development. Recent productions have included documentaries on diverse topics for Channel 5, National Geographic and Smithsonian in the UK and USA.

people

Between programme planning and playout TVT provides all the components to build channels but what makes us diverse is our team.
By investing in our people: running training schemes, apprenticeships and continually reviewing processes we are confident that the TVT family are second to none.

directors

Bernard Chairman
Kim Managing Director
Jake Chief Operating Officer

Bernard Clark

Chairman, Bernard Clark joined the BBC in 1968 working as a BBC Correspondent, reporting for Nationwide and originating Watchdog and Bookmark. In 1985 he set up Clark TV, a PACT independent production company. Bernard has been the executive producer of hundreds of documentaries and series, including many award winners. He helped establish TVT in 1994, which has grown to be one of the UK's largest versioning and translation companies.
In 2009, Harper Collins published his best selling book, 'A Mother Like Alex'.

Kim Thesiger

During 25 years in broadcasting Kim Thesiger has developed strong ties with global broadcasters and overseas production companies putting together international co-productions and creating foreign language versions for broadcasters all over the world. Kim has run TVT, and its sister company TTL, since its beginnings in 1994 and our involvement with BBC Worldwide, BBC World and BBC World Service.
As Managing Director, Kim is spearheading software and engineering development across the global business during this period of unprecedented technological change within the industry.

Jake Robbins

Jake specialises in media services, workflows and playout solutions: managing innovation and projects, the migration of channels and systems, assessing and implementing new systems and technologies.
Most recently he has headed up the build and company development of our new facilities in South East Asia, Los Angeles and Sydney. Jake is now focussing on new business across all areas, including production, and managing our global offices.

management

Charles
Thompson
C. C. O.
David
Willis
Senior
Engineer
Arkadiusz
Musial
Development
Claire
Telford
Head Of
Compliance
Emma
Robbins
Head Of
Marketing
Agnieszka
Earl
Head Of
Finance

about us

An independent company for individual needs, TVT gives each and every customer the most up-to-date, efficient and cost effective solution available. Our philosophy to offer bespoke and innovative answers has remained constant since 1994. Our commitment to technological evolution and a sustained improvement strategy has enabled us to lead the field in media preparation and logistics.

our clients

bbc

BBC Worldwide Ltd. is the wholly owned commercial subsidiary of the BBC, formed out of a restructuring of its predecessor BBC Enterprises in 1995. The company exploits BBC brands, sells BBC and other British programming for broadcast abroad with the aim of supplementing the income received by the BBC through the licence fee.

uktv

UKTV is a multi-channel broadcaster, jointly owned by BBC Worldwide and Scripps Networks Interactive. It was formed in 1997 through a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Flextech. It is one of the United Kingdom's largest television companies. UKTV's channels are available via digital satellite and cable subscriptions in the UK and Ireland.

netflix

Netflix has selected TVT as a preferred service vendor. Netflix Inc., is an American provider of on-demand internet streaming media available to viewers in North and South America, the Caribbean and parts of Europe.

bbc

Scripps Networks is an American media company specialising in lifestyle media brands including: Food Network, DIY Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel, Great American Country and ulive.

uktv

BBC World Service is the world’s largest international broadcaster, broadcasting news, speech and discussions in 28 languages, reaching 188 million people a week on analogue and digital shortwave platforms, internet streaming, podcasting, satellite, FM and MW relays.

netflix

Mediacorp runs 7 television channels and 13 radio channels, making it the largest media broadcaster and provider in Singapore, and the only terrestrial TV broadcaster in the city-state.

bbc

National Archives Of Singapore is responsible for the collection and management of records relating to the nation’s political, social and economic history and holds records as far back as 1800, 19 years before the arrival of Sir Stamford Raffles.

netflix

RTM is a Malaysian public broadcaster. Radio Televisyen Malaysia has 36 radio and three television stations based in Kuala Lumpur and is the premier broadcaster in Malaysia.

netflix

SKY is BSkyB’s digital satellite television and radio service and the premier subscription service operating in the UK and Ireland. Sky’s stable of channels include: Sky 1, Sky Sports, Sky Living and Sky Atlantic.

netflix

Foxtel is an Australian pay television company operating cable, direct broadcast satellite television and IPTV services.

netflix

LI (Life Inspired) is a 24-hour HD television network in Asia, airing lifestyle-related programming.

netflix

M1 is a full-service telecommunications company in Singapore.

netflix

Cinemaworld is a 24-hour, movie channel broadcast across APAC that shows all movies in their original language and subtitles into English/local language.

netflix

National Geographic is a television channel featuring documentaries produced by the Natioanl Geographical Society. The channel is available in over 143 countries and 25 languages.

netflix

Channel 5 is a television network that broadcasts in the UK. It is a general entertainment channel that shows both internally commissioned programmes and foreign programmes and is consistently the fifth most watched network in the country.

netflix

Smithsonian network’s content is inspired by the Smithsonian Institution’s museums, research facilities and features original non-fiction programming that covers a wide range of historical, scientific and cultural subjects.

history

Television Versioning and Translation Limited (TVT) was established in 1994 (initially TTL or Television Translation Ltd), as a subsidiary of Clark Television, one of the UK's foremost independent production companies in order to provide a Japanese service for BBC World News. TTL has since provided many different translation, subtitling and dubbing services for television including Chinese, Latin American Spanish and Greek services for BBC World and Arabic for BBC Arabic TV, Farsi for BBC Persian TV.

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Television Versioning and Translation Limited (TVT) was established in 1994 (initially TTL or Television Translation Ltd), as a subsidiary of Clark Television, one of the UK's foremost independent production companies in order to provide a Japanese service for BBC World News. TTL has since provided many different translation, subtitling and dubbing services for television including Chinese, Latin American Spanish and Greek services for BBC World and Arabic for BBC Arabic TV, Farsi for BBC Persian TV.

In 2002 TTL took over the compliance and programme versioning operation for BBC Worldwide Channels sourcing and supplying all media necessary for the creation of 20 channels that are broadcast across the World. In addition to supplying all media for these channels, TTL also provides English, Polish, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese and Japanese subtitles to BBC worldwide along with Polish dubbing services. TVT is also occasionally involved in programme production. Our most notable production in recent years was a three-year run of Talking Movies, this was a weekly film review programme aired on News 24, BBC World, BBC America and BBC2.

In 2007 TTL changed its name to TVT, (Television Versioning and Translation Limited), to better describe the services we now offer. These include versioning, localisation and media supply services.

In 2008 TVT built a state of the art facility in West London which hosts edit suites, audio suites, ingest, dubbing, transcode, delivery and storage facilities.

In 2010 TVT won the contract to provide all compliance and media services for UKTV's stable of channels. These include, amongst others: Dave, Gold, Good Food, Home, Really and Yesterday. With the acquisition of this contract TVT built a second facility in Chiswick. Again this is a file-based facility able to provide edit, audio, ingest, dubbing, transcode, delivery and storage services through the very latest in broadcast technology.

sees TVT bringing its expertise in file-based solutions to South East Asia with the opening of a new facility in Singapore.

2012 is an exciting year for TVT with new offices in both LA and Sydney open for business.

2012 also sees TVT make a welcome return to television production. From its base in Berkshire, TVT Productions will focus on international broadcast projects, corporate films and videos.

Our global reach extends to Malaysia and Poland in 2013 with offices in Kuala Lumpur to help support the team in Singapore and Krakow with a dedicated office for the development team.

This year the first TVT Productions documentary, What the Dambusters did Next, aired on Channel 5 as part of their season to mark the 70th of World War II with a 4.55% audience share.

The future

We can't predict what tomorrow brings but we can future-proof against it. TVT is committed to a sustained improvement strategy across all our services and will continue to actively upgrade our technical capabilities to match the introduction of new media formats and delivery platforms whilst still providing support for legacy formats and restoration.

jobs

Join the team. We are always looking for passionate and qualified individuals to manage, create and deliver the first class service our clients expect. If you think you fit the bill for any of our advertised positions we would love to hear from you.

We don't have any job offers at the moment, come back later!

contact

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