About Us - CONNEXION BROADCAST

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Connexion Broadcast is your ideal partner for securing commercial distribution of TV channels and video on demand programming worldwide

We have a strong presence in the global hotel in-room entertainment market and are distributing channels to over 12,000 four and five star hotels. Connexion is now expanding its operation to include channel and content distribution to cable and IPTV platforms around the world. In addition to its talented, rapidly expanding global sales network (currently 22 agents), Connexion leverages the technical expertise of its sister companies in satellite and IPTV delivery to ensure cost-effective distribution solutions to its clients, providing them a unique one-stop shop for commercial and technical content distribution globally. Connexion focuses mainly on specific vertical content markets where we can add real value quickly. Examples include international and ethnic channels, faith broadcasters, news channels and special interest content.


ABOUT VISION HOLDING

Connexion Broadcast is part of the evolving Vision Holding group of companies

Vision Holding™ Group is a private technology companies group based in the UK with offices in London & Dubai and associate offices in the USA, China and South Korea. Vision Group was established back in 2005 with the launch of Playout 247 Limited, since then Vision Group has grown to encompass Connexion Broadcast Limited, Vision IPTV Limited and Soho Data Limited.

Two new enterprises are now being incorporated: Vision Fibre™ will deploy a 'fibre to the home network' in multi-dwelling units (MDUs); Vision New China has been formed to expand the business within the Chinese media sector. Collectively the companies in Vision Group operate various integrated elements of a comprehensive television infrastructure and content delivery business.

Vision Group's core technology platform, XtremeIPTV™, and its wider service delivery capabilities provide an unrivalled, integrated, 360° Over-The-Top (OTT) broadcast distribution network to commercial video content providers. In short, no one can do what Vision Group does in a platform-diverse 'TV Everywhere' world.

Vision Group is perfectly placed to enable video content providers to reach all of these diverse channels/platforms (and those that are yet to launch) via a single integrated operation. This unique platform paired with exceptional team of international technology & broadcast professionals provides ubiquitous content distribution network together with integrated end-to-end broadcast services that are unrivalled in its completeness in the global market place. The group specialisms are:

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Provides a full range of services for broadcasters, production companies and media owners that include studio and playout facilities, TV and VOD IP portal solutions and app development for OTT platforms and IP connected devices.



Vision Fibre Media™ (VFM) proposes to fund the installation and operation of a state of the art fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network, custom tailored for Multiple Dwelling Units (MDUs) in urban areas. VFM will be delivering broadband and digital TV services to be available to all residents in MDUs.


VISION TV Network™ is broadcasting popular TV channels from around the world. These TV channels will be available as foreign language TV Packages, either as subscription or free-to-view, to be watched on any device, including on Freeview HD set-top-boxes and TV sets.



Vision New China™ focus are Chinese cultural and business projects, with special regards to promote corporate and governmental events to expand relationship between China and the UK.

MEET THE MANAGEMENT TEAM

The member companies of the Vision Holding group are privately owned with common shareholders and operate a singular TV content delivery platform for major clients. The companies have assembled a talented senior management team with extensive experience in broadcast TV, IPTV, internet TV, web and apps technology, including sales and marketing.


Matt Vidmar - Chairman and CTO

Matt Vidmar has over 23 years of experience in the television broadcast industry. He worked with CFC Ltd as part of the team that pioneered electronic film post-production. CFC won two Oscars for its technical work in this field. Matt founded Connexion in 1988 and ON-AIR Systems in 1997. Matt was the original inventor, introducing to the broadcast market "Integrated Playout" solution:–video servers with built in playout automation, interactive graphics, vision mixing and shared storage, enabling content transfers via the computer networks; technology has been harnessed to simplify TV station workflow and drastically decrease running costs. His latest achievement is VisionIPTV™ -totally integrated Internet Broadcast Management and Delivery System, centralizing and simplifying global broadcast and VoD on-line operation.


John Mills - CEO 

Co-founder of VisionIPTV in 2007, with over 10 years experience in the IPTV market. As Commercial Director of Homechoice, the UK's first major IPTV service, he was responsible for the development of commercial strategy to exploit the potential of IPTV, gaining invaluable insight and experience in what this medium can offer content providers and advertisers. Background in senior sales management roles with Royal Mail and Procter and Gambl


Petra Oblak - HR Director 

Petra Oblak has twelve years of experience managing broadcast services facilities and is very well known and regarded within the industry for her talent in managing good client/service provider relationships. She is an expert in all aspects of new TV channel launches from licensing stage to consulting with clients on how to grow their businesses.


Robert Spearpoint - Business Development Director

A senior business executive with a blue chip background in marketing and operations across the Middle East, UK and USA with companies such as American Express, Cable & Wireless and Intercontinental Hotels. Robert was more recently involved with Homechoice gaining unique experience in the world of IPTV. Later joining VisionIPTV, Robert uses his experience in delivering business and relationships, establishing VisionIPTV as a quality and successful organisation


Tanya Vidmar - PR and Events Director

Tanya has over ten years experience in sales and marketing in the media business. She worked in Sanoma Magazines in Russia and Russo-British Chamber of Commerce as a sales and marketing manager. Tanya joined the Playout247 team almost four years ago and successfully develops good relations with new customers and helps them launch new television channels all over the world. She has a strong academic background in the media industry and speaks several European languages.


Luke Kennedy - Director Vision TV Network

Luke has worked nearly twenty years in the broadcast and IPTV business. Over seven years at the heart of the worlds pioneering IPTV platform Homechoice, now Talk Talk, in the UK and subsequently consulting across Europe for major TV platforms. This experience has lead to one of the deepest understanding of the requirements of delivering a compelling IPTV platform business, and the broad spectrum of components necessary to do so.


Tim Ayris - Director of Sales and Business Development

Tim Ayris is our new Director of Sales and Business Development, coming from a very impressive background in television. Tim has a track record of leading sustained business growth, evolution and expansion of the product portfolio, as well as business strategy in dynamic and international B2B broadcast media/telecommunications markets. His roles in the past have ranged from European Co-ordinator to Head of Sales & Marketing to Steering Board Member, and finally, to his current role here with us.


Richard Irving - COO

Richard joined the Vision Group to design and manage the new Data Centre project “SoHo Data Centre” ; he has over 25 years industry experience in the Telecommunications and Internet Service Provider environment. Richard started his career with British Rail’s Telecommunications division and more recently has worked for KPNQwest, Sprint, Cogent, TATA and AboveNet, holding both Operational and Commercial roles. Richard is also a Director of LONAP, a UK based Internet exchange Point.