Below is our recent interview with Suzanne Kennedy, Director of Media Relations at Broadcast Management Group, Inc.:
Q: Could you provide our readers with a brief introduction to Broadcast Management Group, Inc.?
A: BMG is a global provider of managed broadcast production services and Live broadcast production. We work with broadcast networks, film studios, and large corporations providing outsourced production services, from technology to full-time staffing of production operations. The company also provides network operations management, studio management, content management, master control, and transmission services. For live production, we produce, music, entertainment, sports, and news broadcasts series and streaming, and special events. BMG provides all creative, technology, and staffing for its clients’ productions.
Q: Who is your ideal client, and why?
A: Our managed services division is for large organizations that need consulting, system design and integration, cloud production services, complete production operations management, and staffing. For live productions, BMG specializes in large and complex events that are live multicamera productions.
Q: Can you tell us more about your services?
A: BMG Operations is the world’s first completely designed from the ground-up cloud broadcast production center and a fleet of REMI mobile production trucks which can be leveraged by clients worldwide. Clients no longer need to invest as much capital in brick-and-mortar production facilities, staffing, and real estate costs because they can leverage the BMG Cloud Control Center™ BMG can provide its clients with on-demand production services, allowing them to scale up and down as business demands. For its live production services, BMG is a turnkey provider that specializes in large-scale complex productions. BMG’s team can develop show formats, design all of the show graphics, produce all videos, and provide all of the on-site video and audio technology along with the creative and technical team to execute the project.
Q: What can we expect from Broadcast Management Group in the next 12 months? What are your plans?
A: BMG currently operates offices in New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington DC. Over the next 12 months, we will continue to expand operations in these markets along with looking to expand in Europe. We expect the business to grow 30% per year over the next five years.
Q: What is the best thing about Broadcast Management Group that people might not know?
A: People are critical to any business, and BMG has the best creative, technical, and operational teams that are well-positioned to support our expected growth. The company is a leader in developing technological solutions that help our clients improve quality and creativity, all while reducing cost.
Q: How has Broadcast Management Group leveraged technology and workflows to create the best way of producing world-class live broadcasts?
A: The company, founded in 2005, was based upon leveraging technology to improve the way content is produced and distributed. We have always been a leader in developing new technologies, working with many major manufacturers. Most recently, we have been the leader in REMI and cloud production. BMG’s proprietary process allows us to leverage talent all over the world. It also allows our clients to leverage our technology and processes to lower production costs, improve quality, and scale up and down on demand.
Q: How does BMG Cloud Control work, and how does it set you apart from the competition?
A: BMG Cloud Control™ allows clients to leverage our technology regardless of location, enabling them to scale up and down production services as their business demands. Our cloud control center, along with our REMI mobile units, which are based on the East and West coasts, can be leveraged by clients who have full-time, part-time, and occasional production needs.
Q: What is BMG’s managed services offering?
A: Managed services is another way to say outsourcing. BMG provides Master Control, Network Operations, long-term staffing, and technical facilities. BMG managed services save clients capital, real estate, and staffing costs along with allowing clients to capitalize on our production expertise while they focus their energy and capital on their own.
Q: Who are some of your managed services clients?
A: Charles Schwab, Hilton Worldwide, UBS Financial, and VPM (PBS and NPR of Virginia), to name a few
Q: What are some of the productions you have worked on during the last three years?
- A: BMG produced and provided all production services for the January 6th hearings.
- Produced the world’s largest Tailgate for the NFL and Kansas City Chiefs for the kick-off of the NFL season
- Produced two Netflix episodes for its series Geeked, Cowboy Bebop and The Witcher
- Produced movie premiers for MGM.
- Produced a cast interview show for Amazon Studios
- Produced companion shows for IMDb for the Oscars and Emmys