BEIRG, still going strong after 19 years
Since BEIRG was formed in 2004, there has been an ongoing amount of work done every year to ensure that the creative industries that utilise PMSE (Programme Making & Special Events) technologies to produce world class content, has access to enough quantity and quality of spectrum.
Although we have achieved a lot over this time, there are constant challenges that need to be met. So here we are in 2023, and the fight continues. Show your support and subscribe to future newsletters here.
You can read all of our past consultation responses here.
2004 - BEIRG formed in London
In 2004, at offices in Kendall Avenue, Acton, London, a group of companies and individuals came together to
discuss upcoming plans by Ofcom that would have a major impact on the PMSE (Programme Making & Special Events) community.
On the 23rd November 2004, Ofcom would publish their 'Spectrum Framework Review' (SFR), a document that would lay out plans for future spectrum access, that would have an incredible impact on the entire PMSE community,
and yet the document never even contained any mention of PMSE whatsoever.
So on the 3rd November 2004, with an organisation name devised by freelance sound engineer and sound recordist John Turnock, BEIRG was born and it was agreed that it would seek to advise Ofcom with future consultations on PMSE spectrum requirements.
The rest as they say, is history.
The Steering Group would like to say a huge thank you to those that were present that day, for the amazing work they did in bringing
BEIRG to life, and for laying the foundations for what has followed.
Audio Ltd - Kishore Patel
Autograph Sound Recording - Duncan Bell
BBC - Richard Kemp
Better Sound - Brian Clarke
Handheld Audio - Nick Bruce-Smith
Richmond Films - Nigel Woodford
Sennheiser UK - Dave Hawker
Shure Distribution - Alan March
Terry Tew Sound & Light - Terry Tew
Freelance sound engineer & sound recordist - John Turnock