Here are some testimonials from some of our customers:
Backdoor Broadcasting Company has dramatically enlivened the presentation of research carried out at Birkbeck, University of London. René Wolf and his team are not just extraordinarily efficient technicians, but their deep understanding of academic work, especially in the humanities and social sciences, has meant that our link with them has been a full intellectual partnership.
Professor Stephen Frosh, Pro-Vice-Master, Birkbeck, University of London
Backdoor Broadcasting is an excellent way to share important research events with audiences across the world. The recording process is carried out in a professional and non-intrusive way, and it takes only a matter of days for the event to be uploaded and accessible to those who were not able to attend the event in person.
Dr Vicki Squire, RCUK research fellow, The Open University
It was a pleasure working with Backdoor Broadcasting on the podcasting our Scarcity Exchanges. They arranged the recordings at short notice and with very little fuss, and the final quality was excellent. We are delighted that the podcasts are now available to a wider audience than would have been possible if we had used our internal channels.
Professor Jeremy Till, Dean, School of Architecture and the Built Environment, University of Westminster
In recording, Backdoor Broadcasting are friendly, understanding, unobtrusive and utterly professional. In dissemination, they are easy to use, creative and thoughtful. They understand precisely what intellectual life needs in the digital age and I’m always happy to see them – and now expect to see them — at any paper, lecture or conference.
Robert Eaglestone, Professor of Contemporary Literature and Thought , Series Editor, Routledge Critical Thinkers, Department of English, Royal Holloway, University of London
We set Backdoor Broadcasting the considerable technical challenge of capturing and podcasting the proceedings of a large international conference held to mark the completion of a major interdisciplinary project funded by a national research council. Our event required Backdoor Broadcasting to record multiple concurrent panels in a variety of different locations, in addition to a series of much larger plenary sessions. We could not have been happier with end result. Within days of the conference concluding, its proceedings were available to the global academic community through the World Wide Web. The clarity of the recording, quality of the sound editing, and functionality of the end-user web interface designed for us by Backdoor Broadcasting, were all superb. Backdoor Broadcasting proved instrumental in maximising the impact of our research project by making its findings freely available to the global academic community in a user friendly and highly accessible web format. At every stage of our interaction, the team at Backdoor Broadcasting proved highly professional, innovative, extremely friendly, and were a pleasure to work with. I could not recommend Backdoor Broadcasting highly enough.
Dr. Paul McGarr, Lecturer in US Foreign Policy, School of American and Canadian Studies, University of Nottingham.
The Backdoor Broadcasting Company is one of the best academic services online: wide ranging in scope of available podcasts, freely available, and especially user-friendly. I have used this service for four conferences to date will certainly continue to do so – it is the best there is. In terms of dissemination and impact, Rene Wolf has created an essential tool for the academic networking in cyberspace.
Dr Matthew Feldman, Senior Lecturer in 20th Century History; Director, Radicalism and New Media Research Group University of Northampton
‘On personal recommendation, I used Backdoor Broadcasting to record a podcast of the conference on the city of Granada I organized recently in Cambridge and I am absolutely delighted with the result. The recording was carried out to the highest standard, discreetly and efficiently. The podcast was up and available upon my departmental website within hours, and it looks terrific. I was particularly pleased that the Powerpoint slides used by the speakers can also be viewed via the podcast. Backdoor Broadcasting is excellent value for money, and provides a unique service in allowing cutting-edge research to be widely available online for the duration, and I would recommend it enthusiastically.’
Dr Elizabeth Drayson
Lecturer in Spanish, Peterhouse
Lorna Close Fellow in Spanish
Director of Studies in Spanish and Portuguese
Affiliated Lecturer, Department of Spanish and Portuguese,
University of Cambridge
Backdoor Broadcasting has transformed the way our researchers communicate with wider audiences. They are knowledgeable, sympathetic and highly efficient. I can no longer imagine organising a research environment in the world’s most cosmopolitan city without having Backdoor Broadcasting on board.
Professor Martin McQuillan, Dean of Arts and Social Sciences, Kingston University
‘The Backdoor Broadcasting Company provides a really excellent service. We rely on them to record many of our events, and we’ve been delighted with the results. The sound quality is superb, mainly because a skilled technician is always on hand during the recordings. The layout of the website helps a great deal and I find the presentation of slides accompanying speakers’ talk extremely useful. The sheer range of material covered is very impressive. This is a company going from strength to strength.
Professor Barry C Smith, Director of the Institute of Philosophy, School of Advanced Study, University of London
We started using the Backdoor Broadcasting Company to record our lectures two years ago. The availability of the podcasts on the backdoor broadcasting site has meant that our members and the public are able to access lectures they were unable to attend. The recoding is carried out discreetly and efficiently and is then available within a very short time on the website. This service has certainly enhanced our profile and we are delighted to work with Rene and his team.
Alison Ohta, Director, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland
HARC started recording, live webcasting and streaming its events with Backdoor Broadcasting Company several years ago, when very few other simple, flexible options were available to Centres like us. It allowed us to be at the cutting edge of technology and to disseminate our events widely and cost-effectively. It’s pleasing to see Backdoor Broadcasting growing so fast.
Professor Ahuvia Kahane, Director, Humanities and Arts Research Centre, Royal Holloway, University of London.
St George’s House, located in the grounds of Windsor Castle, is a venue surrounded by history yet utterly contemporary in its work. Our consultations on topics of national and international importance bring together senior people to tackle significant subjects. Backdoor Broadcasting have helped us enormously in making that work more readily available. Their unobtrusive, technically excellent approach is second to none. It is a professional pleasure to work with them.
Gary McKeone, Programme Director, St George’s House, Windsor Castle, Windsor SL4 1NJ
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