London, 16th November 2016 – The Broadcasting & Satellite Network ( , a UK-based satellite and broadcasting professionals networking group, is entering its second decade of existence, and to mark this landmark is relaunching itself with a new logo, website and identity. As a wholly independent group of like-minded professionals it looks to share and spread knowledge about the UK satellite and broadcasting industry.

As part of its re-birth, Martin Coleman, Executive Director of the Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) has been appointed to its Board to aid its new invigorated purpose to provide a platform for UK industry professionals to share knowledge, experience, and encourage new young talent into the industry. Martin has worked in the broadcast and satellite industries for more than forty years and has been instrumental in improving process control for a variety of broadcasters and satellite operators through his own company, Colem. He was also a key figure in establishing the ground rules for adding Carrier ID to digital video carriers, prior to taking the position of Executive Director of IRG in 2011.

Jonathan Higgins, Chair of BSN-UK, comments “We’re absolutely delighted to welcome Martin aboard our team of volunteer industry stalwarts, who are dedicated to engaging the UK satellite and broadcasting industry in a program of events to discuss and inform the industry of developments”

To mark the relaunch, the BSN is holding its annual Open Mike event on Tuesday 22nd November at The Yorkshire Grey, Theobalds Road, London. The evening will consist of brief informal chats interspersed with networking opportunities, providing the chance for people to catch up with colleagues and the direction of the industry.

To register for a free ticket, please click on this link

About The Broadcasting & Satellite Network

The Broadcasting & Satellite Network (BSN) is an informal networking group for the broadcast and satellite industry in the UK, managed by a small group of industry stalwarts who organise a series of regular networking events for its membership.

Our aim is to bring together and foster understanding amongst professionals working within the broadcast and satellite industry in the UK and students and young professionals aspiring to work within these industries.

We are keen to promote knowledge sharing, educational activities and social networking opportunities for our members.

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