Satellite feeds, Decoding MCR Engineer - North West London

Mapp Limited
London (Greater)
to £45K basic depending on experience
31 Oct 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

MCR Engineer - North West London Satellite feeds decoding

24 month fixed term contract - up to £45K basic + benefits


  • Comprehensive, and detailed, understanding of a live 24 hour broadcast environment.
  • In depth understanding of satellite communication technology including Downlink, Uplinks, L-band Matrix, IRD?s and spectrum Analysers
  • In depth understanding of broadcasting standards including 3G-SDI, HDSDI 1080i, SDI, AES/EBU, MPEG, PAL 625, NTSC 525 and Relevant measurement tools
  • In depth understanding of Video Compression
  • In depth understanding of Broadcast media server workflows ? Ingest - Transcoding ? IP networks (TCP/IP, FTP, UDP, Streaming and Store and Forward)
  • In depth understanding of Newsroom production systems and procedures
  • Experience of leading a team, conducting appraisals.


  • Undertake monitoring Control of the channel off air and escalation process with DTH providers
  • Effectively receive and record Feeds (Live 2way / Tape feed) and Live Programs via Satellite, MPLS, CDN, Fibre, Q-links and 3G-4G cellular devises such as TVU.
  • Controlling the quality of receiving Feeds as per our Quality standards.
  • To closely monitor the receiving tape feeds and live programs.
  • Minimize troubleshooting time to the minimum to avoid any failure or delay.
  • To be up to date and familiar with all our MCR Systems/Equipment.
  • To regularly use Data-miner in controlling and monitoring all MCR equipment and highlight if any alarm appears in critical devices.
  • Pointing the steerable antenna to the required satellites and reduce the action time.
  • To regularly add sources/maintain the monitoring system.
  • Supervise & undertake monitoring Control of the channel off air and escalation process with DTH provider.
  • Coordinate effectively with operators in the field to support remote operations via satellite, fibre, and IP networks.
  • Reports clearly in the booking system all technical or operational issues observed during transmissions.
  • Train staff & organise the training of staff.
  • Identify faults and take immediate preventative action to restore traffic.
  • Supervise the undertaking of routine testing, preventative and corrective maintenance of transmission systems and ancillary equipment.
  • Ensure the monitoring and adjustment of incoming video/audio according to Broadcasting Technical Standards
  • Report technical issues to Handovers and Ticketing System.
  • Attend Operations meetings.

MCR Engineer - North West London Satellite feeds decoding

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