We've just launched a new website for AKA Broadcast who provide Hybrid AV and Broadcast Installation services.

At the entry level they design portable production units fit for any new content creator, to live production and training installations for corporates, media companies and educational facilities. At the other extreme they put their skills to use on multimillion pound yachts and fully integrated large scale transmission and video compression systems, worth millions to their blue chip and broadcast clients.

AKA Broadcast was founded in 2011, bringing together and refining decades of experience working for and with the biggest names in the integration industry. They have evolved from a company set up solely to work hand in hand with manufacturers like their customer’s Ericsson, Evertz, Imagine Communications and resellers like CVP and Jigsaw24.

Just before we launched the new website, I got a chance to catch up with Kris Whiteley (MD) of AKA Broadcast, and ask him our "get to know you better" questions. Here's what he had to say.

  • What did you want to be when you were young?
    • Formula 1 Engineer
  • What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
    • If you keep doing things the same way don't expect a different result.
  • What is the biggest mistake you’ve made in business?
    • Employing people with too much haste.
  • What do you like most about your job?
    • Every day is a challenge and every challenge is different, plus I work in TV !
  • What do you like least?
    • The amount of hard work it entails
  • Who is your business hero?:
    • Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, because he's crackers and can turn anything easy into a profitable enterprise.
  • What piece of advice would you give to someone new to business?
    • Start by educating yourself well, which is the opposite to what we did, but are doing it now.
  • What is your personal ambition for life?
    • Disappear to a desert island before I'm too old.

So if you need any advice or support with Hybrid AV and Broadcast Installation services, please take a moment to get in touch with Kris at and see how he can help your business?