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MAHIR ASHRAF

  • Broadcast IT Engineer/MCR engineer/ Network broadcast Engineer
  • India
  • 06/09/2021
Full time Engineering

Personal Summary

MSc in Broadcast Engineering with 5 years of experience in broadcast- IT operations as well as
in broadcast Integration. Recent experience includes broadcast engineer role at Cineom Broadcast,
Ambassador role at Birmingham City University and Freelance MCR operational engineer role at Comux UK.

Work Experience

Senior Broadcast Engineer
Mar 2019 - Sep 2021 Tata Sky

Maintained uplink and downlink baseband chain for 700+ linear and non-linear services, Monitored TS uplink
using Dektec StreamXpert -Transport stream analyser software & Torque Video Systems DVMon, Handled
MediaKind nCompass Management & Control system and Skyline DataMiner Network Management system,
Operated GV Kaleido-X multi-viewer, Barco video wall, Axon Synapse water marking and delay cards,
Wohler AMP2-16V-M & TSL PAM2-IP and PAM2-MK2 Audio monitors, Harris IconLogo, Snell Sirius 850 & Cygnus routers, Configured Ericsson/ Cisco/ Tandberg/ GV/ Harmonics/ ATEME/ Amagi/ Synamedia PIRDs,
Ericsson EN 8130 encoders, Ericsson MX8400 Multiplexer, Tektronix Sentry system, Performed routing of Live contents, Outage plates, Tickers, Logos and Watermarks. Performed up linking operations of DTH
services on GSAT-10 and GSAT-30 satellites. Liaised with multiple internal and external stakeholders.

Broadcast Engineer
Sep 2018 - Mar 2019 Cineom Broadcast Pvt Ltd

Completed broadcast integration at Republic Bharath and Ten TV News Channel, India. Configured Snell
Vega 700 router, GV Kaleido and Snell MV-16 multi-viewers, In charge of installation and support of TV
audience measurement system in India namely BARC. Experienced in both Windows and MAC systems.
Performed GV iTX server configuration, MS Windows Server installations, Avid AirSpeed Video server and Playout Automation systems. Strong knowledge of SMPTE 2022/2110 Standards, Cloud and VMware
concepts. Coordinated vendor product demonstrations and Pre-Sales activities.

Corporate Ambassador
May 2017 - Feb 2018 Birmingham City University

Provided technical support to the admission team as well as to Scratch Media (TV and Radio society in Birmingham City University) and conducted training in Cisco Finesse Call Centre software

Freelance MCR Operational Engineer
Aug 2017 - Oct 2017 Comux UK

Performed Ingest, QC and transmission playout for 19 local channel licensees around the United Kingdom
using Evertz Mediator, Monitoring broadcast networks using Spotlight - Network Telemetry System,
Inspecting CAR equipment and power system.

Internship
Feb 2017 - Sep 2017 Made in Birmingham TV

Provided hardware support, assisted in multi-cam shoots, skilled in LIVE- U Mobile News Gathering Systems
worked alongside the engineering team in charge of IPTV and newsgathering operations, experienced in live
broadcast systems operations, provided technical assistance for on-going planned activities.

Broadcast Installation Engineer
Aug 2015 - Sep 2016 RGB Broadcast / INC

Part of NU-Q integration team and supervised CER/PCR/ACR/Studio equipment installation, cabling and connectivity. Installed EVS Broadcast and Production Systems, Evertz EQX26-FR router, Harris Master
Timing Generator, Calrec Artemis audio console, ENPS, Grass Valley Ignite and Riedel intercom system.
Worked with multiple internal and external groups including lighting, IT and safety departments. Verified and escalated issues in the broadcast workflow.

• Strong knowledge of Avid iNEWS, EMC Isilon, DHCP, Active Directory, DNS, Nexio Farad SAN, Front
Porch Digital DIVArchive CSM system, DELL TL4000 LTO Tape Library, Vizrt Broadcast Graphics
system, Imagine Broadcast and Production Systems such as ADC Automation System, PPC News Play- out and Invenio MAM system

Broadcast Engineering Intern
Apr 2015 - Aug 2015 MediaOne TV 24*7 News Channel

Excellent understanding of broadcast systems operations from contribution through to distribution, CDN,
VOD, network protocols, RAID Technology and SD/HD/UHD Standards
• Gained knowledge of broadcast media formats, video compression techniques (MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264/AVC) and ABR streaming
• Undergone training in media distribution via OTT/Web (HLS, HDS, HSS and MPEG-DASH)

Education

MSc in Broadcast Engineering
Oct 2016 - Nov 2017 Birmingham City University
Bachelor of Technology - Electronics & Comm. Engg
Jun 2010 - Jun 2014 Calicut University