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Amrit Galhan

  • Broadcast, Post Production, QC, Media Management, TX, Live Streaming
  • London, UK
  • 19/06/2021
Contractor Professional Services QA-Quality Control Telecommunications Channel Management Content Distribution

Personal Summary

I have a vast amount of skills, knowledge, training and experience in all areas of digital post-production, MCR and 24 hour multi-channel broadcast operations, including :
• all standard QA’s and QC’s (long and short form)
• tape, file, live rx ingesting/ encoding/ transcoding/ content delivery and distribution
• live streaming, routing/ monitoring/ recording incoming and outgoing satellite line feeds
• media management and meta data creations
• knowledge and experience of all machine, video and file codec types
• editing (using different softwares, e.g, AVID, Premier, FCP, etc)
• live newsroom experience (at the BBC)
• live NOC environment (Playboy TV)
• VOD, MAM, FTP, IRD's
• scheduling and start-to end production workflows
• multi-format ingests and dubbing
• client tech specs
• technical trouble shooting and problem escalation
• dealing with local and international clients and customers on a regular basis, etc.

Previous clients I have worked for have been Encompass, ITunes, Amazon, Netflix, BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and 5, international film companies, independent tv/ post production / broadcast companies, etc.

I can also easily learn and adjust to any type of work that may not be listed in my previous career history.

Work Experience

Live Streaming OTT & OU Digital TOC Operator
Jan 2020 - Jan 2020 Encompass Digital Media

Ensure the seamless delivery of all customer broadcast content as per technical requirements and contractual agreements, defined by Service Level Agreements
Support the OTT & OU TOC Management team in ensuring consistent success of current operational processes and partake in the implementation/improvement of current processes
An appreciation and understanding of Change Control principals in a broadcast environment
Agile to change as per the ever evolving nature of broadcast technology and service delivery methodology
Develop and maintain professional relationships with key internal and external stakeholders including customers, suppliers, engineering and dev ops
Ensure the front line delivery of high profile events
1st line technical support, escalation and triage for all OU & OTT services
Direct liaison with customers, suppliers and end takers in the lead up, during and following the conclusion of OTT & OU Digital events achieved with diligent event reporting
Follow the incident reporting process to ensure the correct triage steps are taken and ensure accurate escalation.

Broadcast Support Technician
Jan 2019 - Jan 2019 BBC

Live streaming, routing, allocating, recording, QC monitoring, fault reporting all incoming and outgoing TV & Radio feeds for BBC live transmissions and schedules, using multiple codecs & ISDN's, BNCS X-Y, etc.

Media Management Operator
Jan 2016 - Jan 2018 Deluxe Entertainment

Post-production and VOD operations including tape, film, DVD and file-based content, QA's and QC's, multi-format ingests and dubbing, generating meta data for files, PSE, Baton and Aurora checks, DPP, Media Asset Management, Adobe Media Encoder, archiving, subtitling, encoding, transcoding, content delivery, ScheduALL, tech specs for various companies, knowledge of all machine types, FCP editing, AQC, dealing with clients and their concerns, monitoring equipment, etc.
Clients include Itunes, Netflix, BBC, ITV, GE and all major film companies (UK and international)

Freelance QC, Media Management, MCR and Ingest Operator
Jan 2014 - Jan 2016 Discovery

TVT (Chiswick) / Molinare (Soho) / Bitmax (Kings Cross) / Onsight (Covent Garden) / Visual Data (Shephards Bush) / Premier (London) / Azimuth (Soho) / 8811 (London) / Propeller TV (Chiswick Park) / The Farm (London) / Pinewood Studios (Bucks) / Freedman Int (London) / Prodiguous (London) / Fifty Fifty (Soho)

Long and short form QA/ QC's, multi-format ingesting, file delivery, encoding, transcoding and playouts, file transfers for all SD/HD/Digital/4K formats for Broadcast, DVD, archiving, Itunes, Amazon Prime, Netflix, DCP & VOD using MediaFlex, ISIS, Tektronix, Pro Tools, OmniTek, FCP, AVID, MAM / PAM, Black Magic, Media Encoder, Clipster, Vidcheck, PSE Harding, DPP AS 11's, ICR, Media Asset Management, Xytech, content protection, Jira, Google DoubleClick, HTML5 banners, BrowserStack, Aurora, Farmerswife, Honeycomb, WeTransfer, Filezilla, CyberDuck, Baton, Premiere Pro, OFCOM specs, Excel spreadsheets, etc.

Senior QC Operator - Technicolor
Jan 2013 - Jan 2014 Pinewood Studios

Technical and in-depth quality control and assessments of digital and HD media assets for commercial use (including ITunes, Disney, ITV and BBC).

MCR/ NOC Operator
Jan 2010 - Jan 2013 Benylux/ Playboy TV

Responsible for managing a multi-channel transmission playout operation, trouble-shooting, checking and adjusting on-air schedules, working closely with other departments and clients in order to avoid on-air issues and to improve efficiency with zero-errors.
I have used Morpheus, Harris, Edius and various softwares for ingesting purposes.
Creating, developing and implementing guidelines for NOC and MCR
Rigging and setting up cameras, lighting, microphones, etc for live studio output

Media Management Operator - Red Bee Media
Jan 2009 - Jan 2010 BBC Broadcast Centre

Transmission & schedule management, ingesting, QC, multi-format dubbing and editing programmes in a HD and digital multi-channel environment. The software that is mainly used includes integrated broadcast multi-media systems, e.g, Pharos Mediator, Morpheus, Opus, G3, Transman, Colledia, Google Docs and Omnibus.

Master Control and Ingest/ VT Operator
Jan 2005 - Jan 2008 Liberty Street East

Transmission operations, editing playlists & schedules, ingesting & monitoring material using Harris Media Client. Multiformat dubbing and broadcast standard Quality Controls.

Technical Operator
Jan 2001 - Jan 2005 BBC, Information & Archives

Technically overseeing the transfer and quality output of various analogue/ digital broadcast standard and archive material, including tape (digibeta), film (16mm and 35mm), DVD, 1", etc.

Broadcast Technician
Jan 1997 - Jan 2001 Channel Four Television

Quality control and repairing programmes to broadcast standards before transmission
Editing, dubs, NTSC-PAL conversions, subtitling, filling in media reports, PSE checks using Harding FPA
Video browsing and ingesting HD/ SD programme material for server input using Pharos Mediator
Dealing with clients, training junior operators and supervising the VT area.

Transmission Controller
Jan 1997 - Jan 1997 Arena Transmissions

Changing and lining up tapes for live transmission. Allocating and recording line feeds
Monitoring and adjusting video and audio signals, inserting captions and logos where necessary

Education

HND - Professional Sound and Video Technology
Jan 1994 - Jan 1996 Sandwell College, Knowles Centre
BTEC/NVQ - Electronic Media and Broadcast Television Technology
Jan 1995 - Jan 1996 Lighthouse Media