TECHNOLOGY.
MEDIA.
ENTERTAINMENT.

Technology Consulting,
Project Design-to-Delivery, Audit, Outsourcing & Next-Gen Services

Our services are directed towards Broadcasters; Digital Content Distribution Platforms – Cable, DTH, HITS, OTT, Teleports & Mobile; Communications original equipment manufacturers, investors & Private Equity firms

ABOUT US

We’re a niche consulting-to-delivery company, providing specialist services in the Technology, Media & Entertainment space

Whether it is providing strategy and advisory services for companies wishing to enter the industry, providing specialist audit services to help optimize their assets and operations, to helping build their own digital platforms and related solutions, CastleMedia has a solution to meet their needs. Supported by offices and consulting representations across the world, we provide a broad range of services aimed at helping companies achieve their goals.

CastleMedia and its team has successfully managed sophisticated design-to-delivery projects across DTH, HITS, OTT & cable platforms; news and entertainment television channels; radio stations and television studios. Our expertise also includes broadcast facility design and build-out – to suit, to schedule and to budget.

We are experts at building complex cloud solutions that are scalable and future-ready. Our software development teams have delivered a range of on-line and mobile apps, designed to help the media & entertainment industry optimize its revenues, secure its content and streamline its workflows. We continue to help our clients keep pace with the rapid change in technologies by developing new solutions that are truly ‘next-generation’.

As a proven systems integrator, we’re well known for integrating complex software, hardware, applications & solutions into a state-of-the-art digital platform. We work with leading broadcast, networking & communications product manufacturers for product development, testing, maintenance and support services. Broadcasters and pay TV platforms have also taken advantage of our outsourcing services, which includes staffing, management & operations.

Our global industry experts complement our consulting-to-delivery experience across broadcasting, networking, systems integration, telecommunication and new media platforms. Our deep bench includes senior technology & business professionals, as well as C-suite advisors and communications specialists.

Our philosophy remains to take on new challenges and work with cutting-edge technologies and cost-effective models. Whatever the challenge, we have and will continue to rise to meet it.

CastleMedia is one of the few media consultancies globally, to have secured ISO 9001:2008 certification, specifically for providing Broadcast Consulting and Project Management Services.

CastleMedia has also developed and successfully implemented its own methodology – “TRANSFORM” (Technical & Operational Assessment, Analysis & Conformation), to help companies assess their technology, operations & workflows and provide recommendations for optimization.

Impossibilities are merely things which we have not yet learned.

— Charles W. Chesnutt

  • From consulting & technology build-out to developing next-generation solutions and branding, CastleMedia’s one-stop shop approach helps customers create exceptional products, services and experiences.

    END-TO-END SERVICES
  • The team has extensive experience in planning, setting up and managing television networks and digital distribution platforms across Asia, the Middle East and the USA. The experience extends from business strategy & technology design through to implementation & roll-out.

    EXPERIENCE THAT MATTERS
  • CastleMedia remains product-agnostic, allowing access to a wider range of technologies to provide optimal and cost-effective solutions that meet clients’ specific requirements and budgets.

    PRODUCT AGNOSTIC
  • CastleMedia is one of the few media consultancies globally, to have secured ISO 9001:2008 certification, specifically for providing Broadcast Consulting and Project Management Services.

    CERTIFIED QUALITY

SERVICES

With the immense growth, innovation and consolidation happening in the technology, media & entertainment space, companies are looking at ways of taking advantage of the emerging opportunities or simply fixing their businesses. Our six verticals offer a comprehensive suite of services to deliver all of that and more. Click on our services to learn more.

Consulting & Advisory

We enable clients across the world to stay a step ahead by delivering insightful consulting & advisory services that are based on extensive experience, deep research and an understanding of emerging global and local trends.

Technology & Projects

The Technology & Projects team supports organizations looking to build out digital distribution platforms ranging from DTH, HITS, IPTV, OTT & cable head-ends to news and entertainment television channels; radio stations and television studios.

Digital Solutions

The Digital Solutions team comprises experts who blend convergent technology, creativity, innovation & engineering to help customers transform ideas into world-class products and services.

Product Engineering

CastleMedia works with leading broadcast, networking & communications product manufacturers across their entire product lifecycle – right from R&D and field testing to improving “user experience”.

Training & Outsourcing

CastleMedia provides specialist technical resourcing and outsourcing services for media & entertainment companies.

Creative Services

To ensure a one-stop shop for clients, CastleMedia has empaneled several global and award winning companies who offer services ranging from 3600 channel design & packaging, to creating marketing collateral and studio set design & fabrication.

Consulting & Advisory

We enable clients across the world to stay a step ahead by delivering insightful consulting & advisory services that are based on extensive experience, deep research and an understanding of emerging global and local trends. We help companies develop their delivery strategies and support them in their execution. Whether this involves new business propositions, exploring the impact of new technologies or auditing technologies & workflows, our team is well qualified to help.

CastleMedia is one of the few media consultancies globally, to have secured ISO 9001:2008 certification, specifically for providing Broadcast Consulting and Project Management Services.

Our dedicated Media, Entertainment & Technology consulting professionals are a highly experienced team of strategy, delivery and operations experts – industry veterans with hands-on experience at global organizations. We cover a wide spectrum of services, including:

  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Technology Design
  • Operations & Workflow Design
  • Organizational Design
  • Risk Assessment
  • Research
  • Technology & Process Migration
  • Products & Services Audit & Assessment
  • Technology & Workflow Audit

CastleMedia has also developed and successfully implemented its own methodology – “TRANSFORM” (Technical & Operational Assessment, Analysis & Conformation), to help media & entertainment companies assess their technology, operations & workflows and provide tangible recommendations for optimization.

Technology & Projects

The Technology & Projects team supports organizations looking to build out digital distribution platforms ranging from DTH, HITS, IPTV, OTT & cable head-ends to news and entertainment television channels; radio stations and television studios. CastleMedia is a proven end-to-end systems integrator having successfully managed complex & sophisticated projects necessitating integration across the convergent areas of broadcasting, telecommunications, networking, enterprise software, interactive applications; and delivery to the end-user.

Our end-to-end expertise includes broadcast facility design, infrastructure design and complete build-out.

Made up of experienced and skilled professionals who have delivered award-winning digital platforms, the division provides services from technology systems & workflow design, to implementation, commissioning and integration of your projects to exacting global standards using our internal certified methodologies.

End-to-End Technology Projects

CastleMedia remains product-agnostic, allowing access to a range of technologies to provide optimal and cost-effective solutions that meet clients’ specific requirements and budgets.

CastleMedia’s PMO (Project Management Office) supports customers through the entire lifecycle right from design through to commissioning. Some of the areas that we cover are indicated below:

Pre-Project Phase

  • Requirements Analysis
  • Technology, Solution & Workflow Design
  • Budgetary Estimation through RFI (Request for Information) process
  • Development of BOM (Bill of Materials)
  • RFP (Request for Proposal) development & management
  • Support to client for selection of vendor/product based on detailed RFP analysis, pricing negotiations & technology comparatives

Project Phase

  • End-to-End project management through a qualified PMO on-site
  • Purchasing & Logistics assistance
  • Build-out of technical infrastructure
  • Installation & Testing of equipment
  • Integration with all external systems & applications
  • Commissioning and User/Site Acceptance testing
  • Training, Transitional Management & Handover
  • Documentation & Recording

Infrastructure Design & Delivery

The CastleMedia team has hands-on expertise that has designed, constructed and managed state-of-the-art broadcast facilities, video production & post studios for major networks. Again, our on-site PMO supports customers through the entire lifecycle right from design through to commissioning:

  • Facility design
  • Infrastructure sizing & design
  • Responsibility for RFP mapping
  • Delivering and managing RFQ activities, including BoM & specifications
  • Management of all contractors, vendors and technical staff during the build of a broadcast platform
  • Coordination and supervision of the build processes
  • User Acceptance Testing & Completion Certification
  • Coordination to ensure timeline/budgetary control and management of third party systems integration, and other components of the station

Digital Solutions

The Digital Solutions team comprises experts who blend convergent technology, creativity, innovation & engineering to help customers transform ideas into world-class products and services. The team works on assignments from developing complex cloud solutions and mobile applications to multi-screen services and next-generation solutions.

By staying abreast of the latest developments not only in the technology space but also in consumer behavior, methods of content distribution and changing business models; our Digital Solutions team is able to develop and deliver solutions that facilitate customers to stay ahead of the curve and the competition.

We work on developing new digital media solutions for clients, including:

  • Design & development of interactive TV applications
  • Design & implementation of multi-screen applications including OTT & mobile TV
  • Digital & Media asset management solutions for the broadcast industry
  • Cloud-based solutions
  • Broadcast software customization for post-production & customer delivery
  • Customization & delivery of Subscriber Management Solutions
  • On-line & mobile apps for the media & entertainment industry
  • BSS & OSS design & integration
  • Set Top Box (STB) software applications & security

Product Engineering

CastleMedia works with leading broadcast, networking & communications product manufacturers across their product lifecycle – right from R&D and field testing to improving “user experience”. The objective is to facilitate original equipment manufacturers or OEMs, to focus on “making the product and selling the product” whilst CastleMedia supports them in developing new product features, better user experiences and continuous performance testing & monitoring.

CastleMedia has a team of dedicated engineers and support staff that are trained on a variety of hardware & software products. Some of the product categories that we support include:

  • Broadcast studio equipment
  • Signal processing Equipment for Broadcasting
  • RF equipment
  • Customer Premise Equipment including STBs
  • Newsroom automation
  • Video post-production systems
  • Channel playout systems
  • Interface equipment
  • Headend equipment

Training & Outsourcing

CastleMedia provides specialist technical resourcing and outsourcing services for media & entertainment companies. Clients include television stations as well as digital content distribution platforms, where CastleMedia provides both on-site and off-site operations, technical & management manpower services.

Besides providing “tailor-made” on-site technology & technical training in the pay TV platform space; CastleMedia have a panel of international trainers with over 2 decades of experience in training across news & entertainment television channels globally.

Outsourcing

All our resources deployed are qualified and experienced and we work with clients to ensure the best fit, irrespective of whether it is a short-term or event-based requirement or a long term operational contract.

CastleMedia also provides engineering support for Level 1 & Level 2 as well as operational coordination with vendors and service providers for their Level 3 support. Clients have easy and critical access to the latest media & entertainment technologies, optimal workflows and cost-efficiencies to deal with the ever changing face of technology.

Training

CastleMedia conducts regular training workshops for a host of clients including broadcasters, content delivery platforms and product manufacturers. CastleMedia also conducts “tailor-made” workshops for private equity firms, investors and other companies looking to understand specific parts of the Media, Entertainment & Technology industries. Our “master-class” sessions cater to mid-level experts looking to upgrade their skills and stay in touch with global trends.

The training modules and orientation approach is drawn from more than two decades of international experience, from the courses offered to graduate and undergraduate students at various international universities, and a wide range of training carried out by the team for a multitude of clients.

Creative Services

To ensure a one-stop shop for clients, CastleMedia has empaneled several global and award winning companies who offer services ranging from 3600 channel design & packaging, to creating marketing collateral and studio set design & fabrication. The “panel approach” helps clients choose from a host of design ideas and costs to suit their needs and budget.

CastleMedia manages the entire process from the design brief stage, through to delivery. This ensures that the client is not only benefitted from a series of options but also has a team on-site to ensure delivery of the assignment within parameters.

Clients can choose from our comprehensive list ranging from creative consultants to branding agencies. We’re experienced with supporting clients from developing their basic identity kits to complex on-air packaging for television news channels.

We engage with agencies that also produce promotional material whether it be flyers and brochures or video. Our set design partners have delivered award-winning designs for our clients – all fabricated and commissioned through a strong CastleMedia project team.

THE TEAM

The CastleMedia team comprises over a 100 consultants, engineers & operations specialists; each experienced and equipped to deliver the highest levels of quality. Our core team comprises executives with hands-on experience of over two decades in the Technology, Media & Entertainment space.

Ru Ediriwira

Ru Ediriwira

CEO
Vynsley Fernandes

Vynsley Fernandes

Executive Director
Johnjit Ahluwalia

Johnjit Ahluwalia

Director
Vijay Kumar

Vijay Kumar

Director

Our Clients

CastleMedia supports clients in over 20 countries – from Australia, Thailand and India; through to the Middle East, sub-Saharan Africa and on to Norway and the USA. Our clients range from leading global broadcasters, pay TV platforms and communications solutions companies to several of the top 100 private equity firms. Here’s a snapshot of some of our clients.

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