Monday, September 7, 2009

Farncombe Consulting Group Opens Dusseldorf Office

Farncombe Consulting Group, the privately-held European TV services consultancy, has appointed the highly-regarded industry consultant Anette Schaefer to run its new German practice, which opened for business today in Dusseldorf.

Anette will leverage the experience and expertise of Farncombe's UK and French businesses, building up a new locally-informed German-language operation through which to offer all of the Group's existing practices - including Strategy, Technology Consulting, Programme Management, Content Security, System Integration, Engineering Services, Test & Certification and user experience design.

Farncombe co-founder Andrew Glasspool said, "With Anette heading up our Dusseldorf office, our German clients will now benefit from having on-the-ground help and support directly to hand across our entire range of services, bolstered by local skills and knowledge. It's great that Farncombe now has someone as capable and experienced as Anette heading up our operations there."

Before joining Farncombe, Anette was a Principal at Greenwich Consulting in Dusseldorf, and worked previously with the Yankee Group, where as director of the Broadband & Media EMEA Decision Service, she managed all research and consulting.

Prior to Yankee, she worked for 15 years as a management consultant in the United States and Europe, and is fluent in both German and English.

"I'm delighted to be working for Farncombe," said Schaefer. 'I've known for some time of their excellent work in Germany supporting a number of high-profile cable and satellite clients there, and it's exciting to be joining an expanding team."

The address for the new Dusseldorf Office is: Farncombe Germany, Grafenberger Allee 363, 40235 Dusseldorf, Germany. If you wish to arrange a meeting with Anette to discuss opportunities in the German market, please contact her on +49-211-1655118.

About Farncombe Consulting Group

The Farncombe Consulting Group is a specialised professional services firm operating in the broad digital video technology, telecoms and digital media sectors. Initially focused on pay-TV and digital TV technology through founder company Farncombe Technology, it has since grown into a globally-recognized television consultancy, servicing a large international client roster that includes broadcasters, operators, telcos, hardware and software suppliers and a variety of government and regulatory bodies.

High-profile engagements that can currently be disclosed include helping green support services company eaga to deliver the UK's GBP500m Digital Switchover Help Scheme (DSHS) on behalf of the BBC, and supporting public service broadcaster SABC's DTT transition in South Africa.

The Farncombe Consulting Group's current focus is on the increased opportunities made available by a converging market which extends from cable, satellite and terrestrial delivery to telco-managed IPTV, video-over-Internet and mobile TV offerings.

The Group comprises a number of separate practices covering a wide range of core competencies. These include:

- Strategy
- Technology Consulting
- Programme Management
- Content Security
- System Integration
- Engineering Services
- Test & Certification
- Design Practice

We apply these competencies to the planning, management, transport and secure delivery of video and other new content services.

For more details, visit or ring Mrs Georgina Saunders on +44-1256 844161.

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