Technical training delivered in virtual and classroom settings

What we do

We provide training specifically aimed at broadcast and media companies. We have standard courses we can provide at short notice. We can also prepare and deliver bespoke training courses to suit specific requirements. Our training courses can be delivered on premises, in a classroom setting or from our online virtual training centre.

How we work

Once we know your training requirements we work with you to agree the training content, format and dates. Our standard training packages can be delivered at short notice whilst bespoke courses will depend on your requirements. We can carry out classroom-based training at your premises. Alternatively, we can organise a suitable training venue. For on-line classes we use our Callbridge video conferencing system which includes sophisticated functionality to augment your online training experience.

Why use us?

We use experienced trainers who are also industry practitioners. This means that our training material is based on real scenarios that we encounter in our day to day work. The training is therefore practical and relevant.

We also get great feedback from our attendees:

“One of the best course I have attended”

“The quality of the online materials and Jonathan’s knowledge and delivery overcame any remote learning disadvantages”

“The trainer took time to understand the needs of our company and adapt the course to suit our needs”

Our training packages

We offer standard and bespoke training. Our standard training packages cover all the essentials, with material prepared and ready to disseminate. Our bespoke courses offer tailor-made training to suit your specific situation.

We run online, virtual classroom training which is ideal for shorter courses when delegates are in different locations or during lockdown periods. Our trainers can also come to your premises to engage with your delegates in person.

We also take a flexible approach to scheduling our courses and can split courses over several sessions if preferred. For example, our two-day courses can be scheduled for four separate half days, with half a day a week over four weeks. This flexibility enables training to be scheduled around existing work commitments.

Standard courses

Demystifying OTT and IPTV

A two day course aimed at a non technical audience to give an overview of all the various technologies and tools required to deliver live and on-demand streaming services using IP. The course also takes an in-depth look at OTT commercial models including, sVOD, tVOD and aVOD.

Create your own Cloud Streaming service

A four day practical course covering encoding, packaging, uploading to cloud and streaming using DASH and HLS.

Minimise streaming costs with HLS, DASH and CMAF

A two day course examining how to reduce cost associated with OTT streaming.  Aimed at commercial and technical audience, examines the costs of using cloud based solutions, CDNs, royalties for codecs.

Latest developments in OTT Live Streaming

A two day course looking at some of the new standards in OTT for live streaming including Zixi, CMAF and how to reduce the latency for live events.

Which compression standard shall I use: H264, HEVC or VP9 ?

A two day course aimed at a technical audience to examine the differences between the latest video codecs and their suitability for HD and UHD content. This popular course contains practical examples on how to maximise the performance of each codec to reduce the bandwidth required whilst maintaining the best quality.

A complete guide to broadcast & media for non-technical people

A two day course aimed at non-technical people and covering everything attendees need to know about the broadcast and media industry. This course provides attendees with a solid foundation in key areas such as technology, commercial and regulatory aspects.

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Bespoke courses

We also offer bespoke training solutions. If none of our standard training packages are suitable, we work with our customers to identify their training needs and curate courses that match their requirements. Please contact us to discuss your requirements

Why use Hawk Media Partnership?

Using our experience as industry practitioners and our expertise as trainers, we are able to assess capability gaps and match that to training requirements. In addition, because we are focused entirely on the broadcast and media industry, we understand the common challenges associated with production, content management and distribution.

"We approached Jonathan to work with us to tailor a training package to our specific requirements. We needed a hands on course to teach both the technical and non-technical aspects of broadcast media and IP delivery. Jonathan has a proven track record as a trainer and in depth experience of the industry. His enthusiasm for the subject material resulted in a memorable and enjoyable course."

Alex Russell, Head of Technology Partnerships, Digital UK


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