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joe_ohalloran_rapidtvnews Joseph O'Halloran, Editor-in-Chief, Rapid TV News

Joe O'Halloran has been a writer and business analyst for over twenty years in the IT/broadcasting/CGI/telecoms/design/travel/consumer sectors, with additional experience of working as an automotive systems engineer for Shell UK.

Titles worked for include The Financial Times, Computer Weekly, Microscope,, CGI, C3, C2M, IBE, CADCAM,CSI, IT Europa, Euromedia, IPTV International, Infosecurity Today, IBC Daily, TVB Europe, Future Digital, BT Talking Business, Cable and Satellite Europe, Broadband, New Design Magazine, Vehicle Engineering Design, Design Export News, Unix & NT News, Individual Homes, DECUser, The VAR, Holiday Magazine (Canary Islands), KrisWorld (Singapore Airlines In-flight Magazine) and North West Business Insider. Also worked as a digital media futures analyst for the Stanford Research Centre's Business Intelligence Consulting division with clients including, Samsung, Nokia, BBC, DERA (QinetiQ), TDC TeleDanmark, T-Online, III (Taiwan), Chungwa Telecom (Taiwan), NTT, KDDI, Mitsubishi, Casio, Sumitomo and Hitachi.

Also the author of white papers on broadband networks, video on demand, flat panel display technology, conditional access and security of pay-TV, unified communications, security for the extended enterprise, hosted communications, security for retail IT, mobile services for financial institutions, standards for retail IT, IT for manufacturing networks. Also lectured, at The University of Hertfordshire and The Academy of Contemporary Music respectively, in design and new media technology.

richard hewesRichard Hewes, Commercial Director, Broadcast Tech & Sport Group, MB Insight

Rich is the Commercial Director for the Tech & Sport Group at Broadcast.

He joined Broadcast in 2018 having spent the previous 7 years at EMAP Publishing working across marketing solutions, conferences and awards.

During his time at Broadcast, Rich created the Broadcast Sport portfolio including the Broadcast Sport Magazine, Broadcast Sport Conferences and most recently the Broadcast Sport Awards.

The Broadcast portfolio engages with broadcasters, production companies, rights holders and the post production/vfx community. With the recent addition of Rapid TV News to the portfolio, Rich will look to develop more commercial synergies and offerings across the M&E, broadcast, OTT, sport and telco space.

charlotte wheelerCharlotte Wheeler, Director, Broadcast Tech & Sport Group, MB Insight

Charlotte has been part of the Broadcast brand since March 2004, starting on what was then the Broadcast Production Show. As the show grew and then merged form BVE, Charlotte became event director of the show until a year’s break for maternity.

During this time Media Business Insight was formed and the Broadcast brand was housed within a new holding company in 2013. Broadcast has a heritage of almost 65 years within the television industry providing the most up to date news and exclusives across the production, distribution and tech creative industries.

Within the business it also hosts a number of successful industry awards, conferences and now the only trade show, The Media Production & Technology Show, which Charlotte leads.

In September 2021, the Broadcast Tech & Sport group was formed lead by Charlotte as director. The products include the trade show, 2 sets of awards, 2 conferences and digital and print publications across the tech and sport sectors.

And now Rapid TV News has joined the group to bring new expertise into the group.