Sapphire can provide a full suite of broadcast, digital & social media services to suit any requirement or budget.
Whether you’re looking to supplement your existing operation, start something new or just need “something a bit special”, we’re there with you right through the process
In this section
- Digital & Social Media
- Broadcast Technology, Studio & Transmission Engineering
Passionate about Radio
Sapphire & Radio go back a long way, you might even say we’re passionate about it. We’ve worked with some big names, on prestigious projects, including BBC, UTV & RTE.
Looking for talent? We have them. We also have the technical people to keep your station on air & the perfect people to run your outside broadcasts smoother than a military operation.
Our Event Radio offering is second to none & over the years we’ve worked with many major events to bring an added dimension & information channel to the mix. Most notably, we have worked with Truckfest to deliver Truckfest FM - a radio station broadcasting for 4 days to deliver music, information & additional entertainment to Europe’s biggest truck show.
Sapphire also offer “media weeks” for schools & colleges. Our work with Peterborough Regional College over the course of 6 years saw us deliver a 24\7 live radio station with content presented & produced by students, the entire production & technical operation was supported by Sapphire – it meant we worked 19 hour days, but thats how passionate we are about radio!
As seen on TV
Sapphire own & operate a number of modern Sony ENG cameras & audio equipment, meaning we produce great looking video too. Our work in this arena has taken us to some interesting & fun places – in fact, we’ve built up quite a specialism in the Equestrian circuit in Northern Ireland & Ireland.
Whether you’re producing a programme for broadcast, filming a corporate video, an event or just want to add a short video piece to your website, we can help you through the process from start to finish.
Digital & Social Media
The world is changing, media is changing faster than anything. No longer do we turn primarily to broadcast outlets for our news – Twitter & Facebook always get there first. The challenge in todays connected media world, where everyone is a journalist, is to work these emerging channels to your advantage.
Sapphire have been at the forefront of digital media, streaming & social media as they have emerged over the years. We broadcast our first internet radio stream in 1998 & haven’t stopped since. Since then, we’ve built a solid radio streaming platform Airstream to deliver audio, our Flash Media Server platform is ideal for delivering live video streams to hundreds of thousands of users worldwide. We’ve even built our very own Content Delivery Network to take the hassle out of getting material out there – we even handle multiple devices & detect acceptable bandwidth on the fly, making sure your content is always delivered at its best.
We manage Social Media presences for a number of clients & we’d love to help you embrace the Social Media revolution. When you combine our video & audio experience with Social & Digital Media, we’re sure you’ll agree, together we can make people sit up & listen…
Sapphire encompasses a full service production house for both TV & Radio – we produce station imaging, advertising & other elements for a number of commercial & community media clients.
Our facilities include:-
- Adobe Audition 3
- ProTools HD9
- Final Cut Pro 7
- Apple Motion 3
- Adobe Premiere CS5
- Adobe After Effects CS5
- Adobe Flash CS5
- Adobe Illustrator CS5
- Adobe Photoshop CS5
- Cinema 4D
- Voicebooth with Oktava MK2500 mic & TFPro P3 mic channel
- Portable portrait photo studio, including 4 light set
We can deliver projects in any digital format through online delivery, on DVD or either HDV or DVCAM tape stock. Audio projects can be delivered as required via e-delivery in any format or on CD/DVD. We have made the conscious decision to not offer DAT or Minidisc delivery, however we do accept MiniDisc for ingest.
Broadcast Technology, Studio & Transmission Engineering
Technology is at the heart of everything we do – nowhere moreso than at the heart of a modern broadcast operation. Sapphire have extensive project management, design & build experience of Studio Complexes & transmission chains for both TV & Radio. We provide a full-service solution to any requirement no matter on what scale that may be, including working with you to design a specification, systems integration, training your team & ongoing support – because we’re broadcast professionals, we’re sensitive to the way you work & your deadlines too. If you’re considering an upgrade, newbuild or just require ongoing support, we should talk.
We’ve invested in a state of the art audio & video streaming, digital delivery & content management system, designed fully in house by Sapphire & built on common standards. This makes us the ideal choice to deliver your radio station, TV broadcast or event online. Our system provides full management & control for both live & on demand services, plus smart on-the-fly re-encoding to suit end user devices & connections.
We have special rate cards for community radio & church streaming – you can click here to read more about our church services.