dB Broadcast is pleased to announce the appointment of Andy Appleyard to its Board of Directors as Director of Projects and key shareholder of the Company.
Andy brings over two decades of industry experience to dB, having been a respected colleague and friend of the company for more than 20 years. His appointment is a strategic move aligned with the company's broader objectives to diversify its activities and fortify its long-term succession plan.
Andy started his Broadcast and Media career at the BBC, and trained alongside his good friend, Mike Bryan - dB’s Technology Director - back in 2000. Progressing through the organisation, Andy played a pivotal role as a Senior Project Manager in the success of the BBC Scotland Pacific Quay project in 2004. In 2008, Andy joined the systems integrator, TSL, as a Senior Project Manager, successfully delivering projects such as Sky News Arabia, QVC Italy, and Channel 4 HD Playout.
Returning to the BBC in 2014 as a Portfolio Manager, Andy led the delivery of BBC Cardiff Central Square, the Corporation’s first venture into AVoIP (ST-2110). Following this success, as an independent consultant, he collaborated with dB Broadcast on the Warner Bros. Discovery AVoIP project for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, and the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.
Since 2022, Andy has been leading the dB Broadcast team responsible for delivering the strategic advisory role at NRK in Norway, as well as supporting wider business opportunities. His extensive contributions and expertise make him an invaluable addition to the company.
"We are thrilled to welcome Andy to dB Broadcast, and are confident that his wealth of experience and strategic vision will play a key role in propelling the company to new heights”, said David Bird, Managing Director & Founder at dB Broadcast. “This appointment is a significant milestone in building the perfect team for our continued and long-term success."
This appointment comes at a pivotal moment for the Broadcast and Media industry as it undergoes significant transformations by embracing new technologies and workflows. The addition of Andy to the dB Broadcast team is a crucial step towards realising the company's long-term ambitions and ensuring continued success in a dynamic and evolving industry.
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