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Ehab Alabbadi

  • Studio Production Systems Engineer
  • London, UK
  • 11/10/2021
Full time Engineering Information Technology Channel Management Studio Management Broadcast Engineering

Personal Summary

A high-energy, enthusiastic and dependable broadcast support engineer. I have great experience in
supporting a wide range of the industry's most recognised broadcast systems such as Avid, Vizrt, Ross,
Evertz, Pebble Beach and many more. I'm used to constantly work under pressure with both operations
and production teams to meet the demanding on-air deadlines. I'm a hand's on team player and
managed a diverse team providing 24/7 support to the on-air technical operation to ensure
uninterrupted and smooth live transmissions including breaking news and extended live coverages.

Work Experience

Studio Production Systems Engineer
Sep 2019 - CGTN Europe

• Maintenance, alignment, modification and operation of a wide range of broadcast equipment and systems deployed studios, ensuring that all technical facilities necessary to meet programme
requirements are in place.
• Technical supports for studio live broadcasting or recording
Devising and developing systems, hardware and software to improve operational capability and to meet
new programme requirements.
• Leading, training, supervising and motivating freelance engineers as well as advising operational and production staff on the technical capabilities of studio systems and equipment.
• Working with the following systems: Viz Mosart, Avid Maestro, Spyder Studio, AP ENPS, Shotoku
SmartPed & SmartRail, Studder Vista V, ETC ION ex.

Broadcast Support Engineer, MCR Supervisor
Jan 2013 - Aug 2019 Alghad TV

• Installing, configuring, operating, maintaining, troubleshooting and providing first-line support for broadcast systems in studios, MCR, CAR, edit suites and associated technical infrastructure.
• Co-ordinating, establishing, routing and recording incoming and outgoing video and audio feeds from Fibre/ Satellite/Internet carriage.
• Setting up, configuring, operating and maintaining playout systems (Pebble Beach Dolphin and PlayBox AirBox NEO).
• Spot-checking and Quality control of media submitted by production and post-production teams.
• Basic editing of ingested or submitted media content for the playout systems.
• Preparing and managing playlists for on-air playback via playout automation systems. And perform
on-air switching for live events using available sources (satellite, TVU, LiveU, etc.)
• Multitasking includes operation of audio consoles (Calrec & Yamaha), CCUs and vision mixers (Ross Carbonite Black).

Broadcast Support Engineer, MCR Supervisor
Sep 2011 - Dec 2012 Al-Alamia TV/ANN

• Installing, supporting and maintaining broadcast systems' hardware and software infrastructure.
• Ensuring that all IT equipment complies with industry standards.
• Undertaking routine system check ups and backup tasks.
• Managing Al-Alamia TV website and uploading A/V content to the website.
• Operating and maintaining the playout and graphics systems (PlayBox AirBox & TitleBox).
• Monitoring of Transmission output, logging any faults or outages.
• Loading, controlling and checking playlists, ensuring that all media is ready for playout
• Updating and maintaining departmental databases and reports
• Media management and archiving.

News Chief Editor
Jun 2006 - Sep 2009

(Wireless Content Provider). Amman - Jordan.
• Preparing and publishing a variety of English items, including news, business, entertainment and sports news.
• Translating and proofreading a variety of items from Arabic into English and vice-versa including
(breaking news, stock market news, sports news etc).
• Tracking stock markets indices.
• Tracking breaking news.

News Editor
Aug 2005 - Aug 2006

(Web Content Provider). Amman - Jordan

• Translating, proofreading and publishing a variety of English and Arabic items, including news and business on the website.
• Writing circulars regarding the new services.
• Tracking stock markets indices.
• Tracking breaking news.


MSc in Information Systems - Information Systems
Jan 2010 - Jan 2012 Kingston University
MBA - Information Systems
Jan 2010 - Jan 2011 University of Wales
BSc in Information Systems and Management - Information Systems and Management
Jan 2000 - Jan 2005 University of Philadelphia