Paris, June 2nd 2020 – Euro Media Group, Europe’s leading provider of broadcast facilities and services, active in 8 European countries, further strengthens its UK presence with the formation of an EMG UK Board consisting of Chairman Barry Johnstone, CEO Peter Bates and CFO Andy Maries.
EMG in the UK is represented by 4 companies ACS, BRF, CTV & Telegenic. While operational integration between these four companies has been ongoing over the past few years, there was up to now no formal overarching management structure to EMG UK.
Building on core values of delivery, innovation and excellence, this represents an important strategic move by EMG as the Group is on a mission to better integrate their services in order to strengthen its operational capabilities across all of its markets and towards its clients.
“The UK is for our Group a key market and a market in which our clients very actively push technology and innovation. By integrating the non-commercial aspects of ACS, BRF, CTV and Telegenic, we want to further strengthen our position and draw on the wealth of talent that exists across all four companies,” said Patrick van den Berg, co-CEO of Euro Media Group.
EMG UK’s CEO, Peter Bates added: “This is an exciting and unique opportunity to become part of a team that will combine the talents and resources of all four EMG UK companies and build an operation that will position us as leaders in the UK OB market. The world of outside broadcasting is evolving more rapidly than ever, and innovation together with an agile and flexible approach will be key to embracing the changes ahead”
About Barry Johnstone
Barry Johnstone co-founded CTV in 1980. He also served as COO of Euro Media Group between 2007 and 2010 and as International Director between 2010 and 2019 prior to becoming Chairman of EMG UK.
About Peter Bates
Peter Bates joined Telegenic in 1985 as a runner and one of only seven staff at the time. He went on to establish himself as an OB editor before becoming CEO in 2004, having joined with Terry James to complete a management buyout of Telegenic’s founders. Along with Terry, Peter has steered the company’s progression, establishing Telegenic as front runners at every significant technological milestone over the past sixteen years, from HD, through 3D and most recently UHD.
About Andy Maries
Andy Maries has over thirty years experience in finance within the UK television facilities industry. He joined CTV as Finance Director in 2005 prior to its acquisition by UBF later that year. He has been UK CFO for EMG since CTV’s acquisition of Aerial Camera Systems in 2010.
About Euro Media Group
Euro Media Group (EMG) is Europe’s leading provider of broadcast facilities and services, active in 8 countries: France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Italy and Luxembourg. New-media driven, EMG is a valued partner for major international events, including sport (Tour de France, Football World Cup and Formula One…) live shows (Eurovision, Royal Weddings, Concerts…) and entertainment (The Voice, Masterchef, the X-Factor…)