As part of developing our outside broadcast and equipment hire services, we’ve recently moved into a new warehouse that is a better fit for our needs.

When we moved in, the space was very basic, but since then we have built an enclosed first floor within the warehouse, with its own separate entrance. This has allowed for more office space and a separate multipurpose room. The office space is spacious and open plan, and the multipurpose room is a flexible space, so can be used as a meeting room, somewhere for the team to chill, and for clients to use. Doing what we do, we also couldn’t resist installing fibre and video connectivity to all areas! We’re not sure why yet, but you never know when you might need to patch a video signal from one side of the building to the other.

We are still perfecting the space with some finishing touches and soft furnishings, but in the meantime, enjoy our progress pictures!

During a year of COVID-19 uncertainty, the increased demand on Trickbox’s broadcasting facilities has supported company growth. Trickbox TV are excited to announce their continued expansion as seven new people join the team. With an ever-growing Outside Broadcast and Projects arm and in a booming Virtual Events industry, Trickbox undertook a serious recruitment campaign which has increased their capacity for future projects.

Trickbox’s Projects team welcomed a new Project Manager, Jacob Hamilton, who will apply his engineering background to deliver several large new projects for the team. In addition, Trickbox launched a new Virtual Events department overseen by Project Manager Sam Lynam and a dedicated team.

The Virtual Events team boasts three highly skilled technical operators including new recruits, Multi-Skilled Technical Operator, Darryl Kirby and Virtual Events Operator, Peter Lawrence. Additionally, Junior Digital Events Assistant, Mohamed Abdalla, has come on board to manage graphic design and bespoke platform development.

This rapid expansion has been carefully managed to ensure Trickbox production quality is guaranteed, so the core team has also benefited from additions. New Financial Director, Kenneth McCallum, is a welcome source of advice to the whole team and the new Administrator, Molly Brothers, is a true asset to the smooth working of the company.

Despite the uncertainty that the COVID-19 pandemic posed on the industry, Trickbox TV is pleased to be in the position to offer new jobs. They will be facing the challenges of 2021 with an enduring ethic of creativity and professionalism, while welcoming the fresh-perspective each new hire brings.

Trickbox TV is 10 years old! While we might be putting our big party plans aside for the near future, we still want to celebrate and reach out to all the brilliant people we’ve met along the way. It’s been a decade of hard work and big change for everyone, but we got many cool jobs out of it – many really cool jobs!

Imagine it’s 2010: Blockbuster goes bankrupt, David Cameron is made PM, and Dubai’s Burj Khalifa skyscraper becomes the world’s tallest building. Meanwhile, iPad’s are launched, Instagram is launched, and from Trickbox Founder Liam Laminman’s front room: Trickbox takes off!

We started by providing multi-camera solutions for broadcast projects, then we found our own space hosting shoots in Tower Bridge TV Studios (with our iconic city view!), we even offered live streaming back when it was a new idea. Since lockdown we’ve been working on a new schedule of virtual events for fintech webinars, art exhibitors and charity quizzes; there’s never a dull moment in broadcasting – what could be next?

Priding ourselves on adaptability, we’ve worked in some weird and wonderful places including beaches, caves, moving trains, and planes! You name it really, we love a challenge. As a team we’ve been looking back at some of our favourite jobs, and we’ve done all sorts, but perhaps had the most fun when people come to us with challenging ideas.

There have been some tough times, but from starting in the wake of a global financial crisis to celebrating 10 years mid-global pandemic, Trickbox always finds a way to keep business rolling. We couldn’t dream of doing this without such wonderful team members, crew, clients, and suppliers – old and new!

Thank you all for sticking with us, and we hope to see you all very soon. When we feel ‘normal life’ has resumed we’ll be planning a big 10 year Trickbox party, so hold out for that. In the meantime, please get in touch with your favourite Trickbox memories, we’d love to hear from you!

Trickbox TV recently turned 10 years old. The company celebrated it’s birthday by reflecting on past work, new opportunities and it’s relationships with a longstanding network of clients and suppliers.

As of May 2020, Trickbox TV is officially 10 years old. The company provides multi-camera solutions for a variety of broadcast projects and hosts its own central London studio overlooking Tower Bridge. Experienced in live streaming, they have recently branched out with a successful Virtual Events service.

Reflecting on the decade, Trickbox’s Founder and Managing Director, Liam Laminman, commented, ‘Trickbox has had an eventful life so far. From our beginnings in the wake of the financial crisis to celebrating our tenth anniversary during a global pandemic, we’ve adapted to the challenges that have come our way. Trickbox’s successes have been in the experiences we’ve gained by working on many different projects and alongside an amazing team. We’ve built a strong network of clients and suppliers and we’re looking forward to the new decade and the opportunities yet to come.’

Trickbox TV has worked on projects with many big industry names; BBC, ITV, Sky, Netflix, Vodafone, The Financial Times, and Oracle.

Announcement shows the company’s continued growth in the live streaming market and its strong technical capability to deliver high-quality video to any platform.

Trickbox TV, a leading supplier of equipment and services for studio and location multi-camera productions for broadcast, video production, webcasting and live events, has acquired the live streaming arm of UK streaming and IT services company, Echo Eight. As well as purchasing the company’s live streaming technology and contracts, Trickbox has also appointed its Director, James O’Farrell as Trickbox TV Head of Live Video.

The acquisition further strengthens Trickbox’s live streaming capability and expands its experienced team. It provides clients with reliable solutions and trusted workflows as the industry continues its shift to emerging IP broadcasts. Kit purchased by Trickbox as part of the acquisition includes multiple LiveU encoders.

Trickbox has recently completed a number of successful live streaming projects. In May, it live streamed a “fake news” PR stunt to celebrate the release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Trickbox provided its Tower Bridge TV Studios so that the production team had a  vantage point of a T-Rex used in the stunt, on a boat on the Thames. The studio also provided the team with a hub for the production. Trickbox supplied a LiveU bonded uplink unit, which was positioned on a second boat following the T-Rex, to send the live footage back to the studio via a LiveU server. This meant that the footage could immediately be edited for fast turnaround (and delivered to big screens across London). 

Trickbox also recently completed a project for LiveHereNow, a specialist live music record Label/Production company. LiveHereNow required Trickbox to live stream a Q+A of the pop group Steps #PartyAtTheCinema event during a screening of its new DVD, Party On The Dancefloor (filmed in part by Trickbox in November 2017 for Toward Infinity), to a selection of Everyman Cinemas across the UK. The event was a great success.

James O’Farrell says, “I’m really excited to take on this new role at Trickbox and to assist with the company’s continued expansion into the live streaming market. Streaming live video provides a compelling and cost-effective way to reach wider online audiences. This latest project with Everyman is a perfect example,  it opens up a range of possibilities for LiveHereNow and Everyman to stream from any location to cinemas across the UK.”

“We’re delighted to welcome James to the Trickbox team,” adds Liam Laminman, Managing Director, Trickbox TV. “He has a vast experience over a number of years and excellent contacts that will enable us to further expand the business over the coming months.”