Gibraltar Broadcasting Corporation has chosen CJP Broadcast as its technical support partner for a third consecutive year. The contract includes project consultancy and equipment supply as well as routine equipment maintenance.
“Our role at GBC is to help ensure the network’s engineering infrastructure remains fully up to the standard needed to sustain its daily transmission schedule,” comments CJP Broadcast Technical Manager James Ruddock. “That embraces production and presentation studios, edit areas, master control, playout and the apparatus suite. Specific activity over the past two years has included repair of a Yamaha CL3 digital audio mixing console in the main studio, enhancements to the live transmission chain and the supply of new ENG equipment. We also provided consultancy for a new studio lighting installation.”
“Contracting out our technical support requirements enhances our in-house engineering facilities, while allowing our in-house creatives to focus fully on the core tasks of content production, refinement and transmission,” adds GBC CEO Gerard Teuma. “The system at our headquarters incorporates the resilience necessary to keep us on air even if part of the signal chain goes down. Regular checks combined with careful maintenance ensure that we can meet practically any operational challenge.”
GBC produces a wide range of television and radio programmes, including live content specific to the territory which is home to over 33,000 people. Programmes are transmitted via digital terrestrial TV, FM radio, live-streaming and on-demand.
GBC (www.gbc.gi) is an independent, statutory, publicly-funded corporation providing television, radio and online services on the Rock of Gibraltar, focusing primarily on community affairs and entertainment. A board appointed by the Gibraltar Government ensures all broadcasts adhere to the directions enshrined in the Broadcasting Act of 2012. Among other issues, this specifies that programmes are not offensive and remain politically impartial at all times. The board also oversees GBC’s finances. GBC’s management team comprises Chief Executive Gerard Teuma, Head of Television Paula Latin, Head of Radio Ian Daniels, News Editor Christine Vasquez and Chief Engineering & Technology Officer Michael Corcoran.
About CJP Broadcast
CJP Broadcast Service Solutions Limited (www.cjp-bss.co.uk) was established in 2011 to provide broadcast manufacturers and engineering companies with professional ITIL based service desk solutions. In 2016 the company expanded its portfolio to include digitisation of broadcast tape and film media for restoration of historical media archives into modern file-based formats. In 2018 CJP Broadcast expanded its operation further, providing live production solutions, professional broadcast TV studio system integration and technical support services.