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Development Lead – Neil Stainsby

Neil's career in broadcast television now spans nearly 30 years - from the iconic BBC sports show Grandstand to the network's BBC News Channel and BBC World.

He is a former Lead Director at BBC News and has worked on many national and international programme launches as well as implementing global re-branding projects for the BBC.

Neil's most recent project was as Global Lead Director with Arise News. He looked after the studio operations of the channel launch and programme launches in London, New York & Johannesburg.

He was also launch director for ITV's Meridian Broadcasting and the Polish sports channel Wizja TV.

Neil was recruited by the English Premier League club Middlesborough to launch its TV channel - Boro TV.

He's worked as a studio and outside broadcast director with a host of TV companies.

Building new teams and new programmes

Neil is a key member of the BlackRook team that guides
clients through the process of securing broadcasting licences, finding the right premises and setting the right content schedule.

We advise on and provide recruitment services, production training and all the mechanics of launching on air.

BlackRook has a broad and international contacts base for acquiring affordable content and highly developed industry nous on how to produce programmes in-house
cost effectively.

We are dedicated to delivering excellence and nothing less. We provide great results. You can trust that your business and personal matters will be handled with professionalism, integrity and the utmost discretion.

Click on the link here to read through the recommendations and awards of The BlackRook Team.


Alan Rook provided world class leadership during the pre-launch project phase of the Arise network, which is a global TV and mutimedia service focusing on parts of the world which do not receive the attentions of traditional media. Alan's media experience and his excellent communications skills allowed him to create and manage a team which laid the foundations for the network's successful launch. He was able to take the original vision of the service, add to it and turn it into a practical media product. He was involved in the selection of the senior management team, whom he trained and guided. He co-ordinated inputs from Arise offices in Africa, Asia and the USA. His contribution was pivotal in the development of the network.

Rob Beynon CEO, DMA Media

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