dB Broadcast

Since its founding in 1989, dB Broadcast has grown to become one of the largest and most respected independent UK systems integrators, delivering projects across the spectrum from Studio through to Transmission, one of the few companies with the scope to do this.

The company offers consultancy, project management, systems engineering, software configuration, equipment sourcing and system installation in many countries worldwide. dB Broadcast designs and manufactures broadcast industry products including the Hawkeye range of ASI monitoring and switch modules, MERlin DVB-T2 monitoring receiver, Showman multi-standard analogue TV receiver/demodulator and the Cardinal range of mains distribution units (MDUs). The company also designs bespoke customer units to satisfy specific client challenges.

Based near the heart of the UK’s technology hub in Cambridge, dB Broadcast has access to high quality suppliers and a ready availability of skilled personnel. It manages dedicated factory buildings configured specifically for the requirements of prefabricating broadcast systems. A high proportion of design and assembly work is done at the facility, allowing for comprehensive performance testing prior to installation, and minimising disruption at client sites.

A permanent, well trained workforce is another feature of the dB approach; contract personnel being used according to the scale of the project. In particular, the engineering department is structured to meet the challenges that changing technology has on the role and responsibilities of the SI.

dB Broadcast is known in the UK for its successful completion of the new flagship headquarters for BBC News in London, delivering a new broadcast centre for Sky, undertaking a major role in the UK’s Digital Switch Over programme and working with Atos to provide and upgrade the BBC central coding and mux facilities.

Internationally it has carried out work for broadcasters in Jordan, Australia, Thailand and many other countries.

dB is a CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE for the delivery of modern day fit for purpose broadcast systems.