Funding boost allows broadcast production company QTV to open ‘state-of-the-art’ head office in Glasgow


In a move that doubles its footprint to over 12,000 square feet, the company has built what it says is Scotland’s first such TV production facility, with four remote production galleries, a central technical area , production offices and the new Scottish football. centralized VAR (video assistant referee) facility.

The company has also expanded its fleet of outdoor broadcast vehicles, which hit the road every weekend to provide coverage of Scottish Premiership matches, as well as a packed schedule of other sporting and live events.

The new headquarters was established with financial support from the UKSE, which was established in 1975 and is now a subsidiary of Tata Steel.

Funding from UKSE – formerly UK Steel Enterprise – complements additional financial resources from Scottish Enterprise, the Scottish Growth Fund and commercial lending partners, totaling over £3.5m, which will support the next phase of growth of the business in the UK and international markets.

QTV provides end-to-end broadcast and live streaming services and works with a wide range of partners such as the Scottish Professional Football League, Scottish Rugby, World Archery and World Curling.

The firm’s team has grown from a staff of 16 in 2019 to 35 permanent staff in July. It plans to create at least eight more positions over the next 18 months.

Jack McGill, Managing Director of QTV, said: “I am extremely proud of the work our fantastic team has done over the past three years to realize my vision of building a world-class production facility in Scotland, now made possible thanks to UKSE’s investment.

QTV has built what it says is the first such TV production center in Scotland.

“These facilities will open new sources of revenue and stimulate the local economy through new investment and job creation.”

Terry Quinn, UKSE Regional Director, said: “QTV is a fantastic example of a Scottish company that has gone from strength to strength, working with world class organizations and making a positive impact in the world of sports and live event coverage. .

“UKSE is proud to support its next phase of growth,” he added.

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