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Scottish companies attending IBC 2015

The International Broadcasting Convention (IBC), is an annual event for those working in media and news creation and delivery. This year the event will take place from the 10th to the 15th September at the Amsterdam RAI.

The convention attracts over 50,000 attendees from 170 countries. As well as a highly respected conference, the convention includes an exhibition of more than 1,500 suppliers of cutting edge media technology.

Scottish Development International will be running a Scottish Pavilion in a prime location at the convention, showcasing some of Scotland’s most innovative media and supply companies.

Find out about the Scottish companies attending the convention and arrange a private meeting in our exclusive meeting room.


iMetafilm use their unique patented technology to digitise film footage. The technology takes a number of photos of each frame to convert them into digital output, which can then be tagged and stored, making archive footage easily manageable and accessible.

Their MetaScanner hardware is suitable for 8mm to 35mm film and their MetaWeaver software enables content to be instantly accessed according to a user’s requirements.

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Mekall have been manufacturing membrane panels and graphic overlays for over 25 years. Their clients are primarily in the premium consumer goods, aerospace, defence, agriculture, medical and instrumentation markets.

The main products that Merkell supply are membrane switches, keyboards, screen printed labels, fascia panels and LED backlit devices.

They also offer a full design, test and manufacturing service from their base in Glasgow.

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Blind Spot Gear

Blind Spot Gear manufacture a portable and affordable lighting solution for film makers. Coming from a background in film making the company have developed the Scorpion Light to address many of the common issues faced by film makers.

The light is portable and designed for versatility, meaning it can be attached to almost anything. It is powered by batteries or mains and includes a bulb with a lifespan of five years of continuous operation.

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QUICtools supply one of the most adaptable workflow solutions available for broadcasters. Almost every aspect of the system can be extended through customer specific plugins, meaning users can customise the functionality to meet their own requirements.

QUICtools is also hugely scalable, allowing it to be run on any system from a single desktop computer to an almost infinite number of server nodes.

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MG Alba

MG ALBA (The Gaelic Media Service) work with the BBC to provide BBC Alba, Scotland’s Gaelic television service. The channel first broadcast in 2008 and is now available across multiple platforms, including Freeviw, Sky, and cable

Along with partner organisations MG Alba also organises the Gaelic Short Film Festival and provides the LearnGaelic online learning tool.

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Obh! Obh!

Obh! Obh! Productions are an Isle of Lewis based recording studios and production company. They specialise in producing soundtracks for cartoons, documentaries and music shows.

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Clyde Broadcast

Clyde Broadcast is a leading manufacturer and supplier of broadcast audio equipment and systems. The majority of their clients are radio broadcasters, ranging from small private companies to to large commercial organisations and state broadcasters.

The company specialises in setting up stations for new broadcasters, and in the migration of existing facilities from analog to digitally based technology.

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Visual Impact Scotland

Visual Impact Scotland provide rental equipment for broadcasters, production companies and freelancers. They also offer detailed technical support to ensure their clients get the best use from the equipment.

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Vcodex provide expertise in video compression. They provide analysis and advice on available technology, strategy and intellectual property issues.

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Midas Media

Midas Media is a Scottish based award winning television and video production company with a specialist media training division. They use cutting edge technology to deliver creative content in innovative ways.

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Pufferfish Displays

Pufferfish design and develop new platforms for the display of digital content. They offer a unique 360 degree spherical display and have supplied it to the entertainment sector, corporate organisations, educational establishments, museums and visitor attractions.

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422 tv

422 tv offer an exhaustive range of post production facilities, that support their creative and experienced editors, colourists, dubbing mixers and VFX artists.

Their collaborative approach includes pre-production support and advice, shoot attendance and co-ordination, plus data management and archiving, in order to aid workflow and project planning, from inception, to final delivery.

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ScreenHI works across the Highlands and Islands of Scotland developing creative talent, providing unique job, training and networking opportunities and encouraging local economic activity within the screen and broadcast industries within the region.

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STV reaches 3.9 million viewers each month with programming including The X Factor and the most comprehensive local news service in the UK.  STV’s digital business incorporates, home to the STV Player. STV content is available across multi platforms including iOS, Android, Windows 8; YouView and Samsung Smart TV.

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Freakworks specialises in business communications for the public and private sectors and produces corporate films, television commercials and broadcast editing, produced by a talented and creative team.

Freakworks provides a one stop shop production facility that will manage a production from the initial brief through to final edit and distribution of a broadcast quality film.  An experienced and talented creative team, address the key messages, develop a script and recommend a treatment, director, producer and crew. Following the shoot, all the post production work from editing and graphics to dubbing is undertaken at Freakworks state of the art facilities.

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Freak Films

Freak Films are an Edinburgh based film and television production company, creating content in all formats whilst specialising in Stereoscopic 3D since 2008. Their clients range from local to global brands. Recent projects include Adidas, Irn-Bru, Grolsch, EMI, VisitScotland and RBS.

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Icom-Scottech produce electronic components and assembly to order. The company aim to offer an open approach where the skills and resources of the company form an extension to their client’s business. Their customers have direct communication with Icom-Scottech’s engineers from the design stage onwards.

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Screen Facilities Scotland

Screen Facilities Scotland (SFS) is a trade organisation for film, television and commercials companies in Scotland. Their core aims are to improve commercial fortunes, to share knowledge and expertise, and to attract inward investment to the Scottish economy to aid growth and employment.

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QTV Sports

QTV Sports is a production company specialising in the live streaming and webcasting of international sport.

In its first four years, it has attracted commissions from national governing bodies and international federations of 18 sports, producing over 2000 hours of sports coverage, reaching five million viewers in 160 countries. It has a track record of producing high quality content for international broadcasters, including the BBC, Star Sports, and Supersport.

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Corran Media

Based in the Western Isles of Scotland, Corran Media provides a production company offering a ultra-high definition service from camera lens to screen. The company has enormous experience in delivering a premium filming package and a comprehensive range of primary post-production services including editing, visual effects, design and compositing and colour grading. In addition to producing its own programmes, Corran undertakes finishing services for broadcast on the Gaelic language television channel, BBC Alba.

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ISO is digital content design studios. They concentrate on immersive media and interactive software for television, museums and heritage, brand experiences and the arts.

The studio specialises in using new technologies to create narrative experiences, developed by their in-house team of live action directors, 2D and 3D animators, graphic and interface designers, scriptwriters, developers and producers

Clients include the BBC, Mercedes-Benz, Titanic Experience Belfast, Imperial War Museum, Creative Scotland, Tate and IKEA and they created all the opening ceremony graphics for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

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Surface Heating Systems

Surface Heating Systems Ltd design, manufacture, supply and install electric antenna anti-ice and de-ice systems. They make systems from 0.3m microwave type antennas, to earth station antennas with diameters up to and over 18m

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Mac TV

Mac TV are a production company based on the Isle of Lewis in the Hebrides. They have developed a strong specialisation in creative and original arts and documentary production.

Mac TV has a highly innovative team with extensive production experience in both English and Gaelic.

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