ABOUT US

We enable our clients to work smartly and more cost-effectively by providing centralised, low cost cloud storage with integrated media software tools, online and on-demand. Our suite of media-focused cloud solutions revolutionise workflows, tighten data security, reduce costs and allow teams to work from anywhere, at any time.  We provide cloud storage with NO egress fees, NO retrieval fees and NO API call fees, making us the perfect partner for media companies dealing with multiple Terabytes of data.

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What our clients say

A lot of this transition would not be possible without base’s full cooperation and ability to pivot and jump in when we needed them the most. Sometimes we were leaning on them in extraordinary circumstances and asking them to change everything they have done in the background to support our ideas.

Greg Rochford IT Manager

LCTV is proud to be working with base and IBM and has worked with the team to create a single file type for all our programming, delivering hundreds of hours of content each year to something like 100 TV networks around the world.

 

By using base, we know all our media and project files are safely backed up, but they can be securely accessed by us and shared with our clients, at the click of a button. base don’t charge us for Egress fees like other public cloud providers, so it makes it far more affordable and practical – and we share these savings to our clients.

We simply couldn’t have scaled our operations for the World Cup without creating robust cloud-based infrastructure, supported by our partners base.

 

 

Cloud based solutions like base give us the opportunity to be flexible with our workflows, respond quickly to production demands and at the same time work cost effectively.

 

Their experience of live event services and global broadcast distribution through Digital Media Hub provides Formula E with the perfect platform to provide instant access to our high-value content to our partners all over the world.

Our company values

  • Security
  • Simplicity
  • Quality
  • Honesty
  • Passion

We take data security very seriously and architect all our solutions with industry best practices to secure your business-critical data.  We work with our clients to ensure security is at the heart of their operational workflows.

We believe in providing ready-made, easy-to-use services for our clients.  Our mission is to bring complex cloud services to digital media companies of all shapes and sizes, minimising the need for in-house technical expertise.

All our services are built around industry-leading infrastructure and software components.  We carefully select the best brands and technology partners to ensure our clients gain the benefits of a one-stop shop managed cloud service.

We are straight-talking and open with our customers.  We provide honest opinions and advice to help businesses make the most out of cloud solutions.  We pride ourselves in transparency and excellent customer service.

We love what we do!  Our entire team are committed to pushing the boundaries of modern cloud technology for the media sector and we have dedicated our careers to making it happen and sharing our passion and knowledge with our clients.

About base Interview Video

Meet base Founder, Ben Foakes and discover how our multi-cloud architecture enables access to a wide range of media services, available globally, connected to centralised cloud storage. Our unique approach enables our clients to choose the cloud solutions that best fit their requirements, without vendor lock-in.

Why base?

Leaders in cloud services for the digital media industry since 2015

Money saving

We reduce your costs by providing fully managed cloud solutions, on a flexible subscription basis.  Our flat fee per TB storage model saves clients huge costs by eradicated the egress, retrieval and complex API call fees charged by Public Cloud providers.  Our services are designed from the ground up to save you money and grow flexibly with your business, reducing the need for on-premise infrastructure.

One Provider

We provide you with out of the box managed cloud solutions,  eliminating the costly and complex integration, management and  support work required when running in-house IT systems. We take care of the technology so you don’t have to.  Our investment and years of experience building out a leading media industry cloud platform means you can concentrate on creating, storing and delivering great content.

Media Experts

Our founding leadership team have decades of media industry technology experience and we have been pioneers of media-focused cloud services since 2015. We understand every step of the media lifecycle, from shooting and post-production through to delivery and distribution and how cloud solutions can help improve your workflows, secure your media files and ultimately reduce total operational costs.

Team

Ben Foakes

CEO

Since starting out as a Pro BMX freestyler and sports filmmaker, Ben has worked across a range of media and technology disciplines, from directing and post production to founding and managing multiple companies.  After developing a UK post facility for 10 years, Ben observed that the technical services landscape is changing at such a rapid rate that traditional business models needed to be completely re-imagined.  Having launched base in 2015 as a 21st century online media services company, Ben now leads base at the cutting edge of the digital media industry’s migration to cloud services.

Bob Rainford

Finance Director & Chairman

Bob brings decades of technology business leadership expertise to the base board.  As CFO of British Telecom’s Mobile Division at the launch of Cellnet’s (now O2) mobile telecom service, Bob oversaw the rapid expansion of the major capital spend programme. In 1990 he founded and launched an innovative managed service business providing voice mail services to businesses, interconnected to both fixed and mobile phone networks. In 1995 Bob was responsible for the formation and launch of US based Netcom’s UK ISP and was subsequently COO for AIM listed Global Internet.

Damon Neale

Chief Technology Officer

Damon is a leading media workflow and cloud solutions architect, with extensive experience providing analysis, design and implementation of cloud-based storage, processing and media asset management solutions for large media companies, global broadcasters and film studios including BBC, BSkyB and Sony. Damon leads the technical design strategy and product integrations roadmap for base, as well as managing our Professional Services team and providing hands-on project management and consultancy services to our list of prestigious clients.

Richard Pearce

Director

Richard has over 25 years storage industry experience in management roles with Xyratex, Seagate and IBM. At Xyratex he oversaw the evolution from a single IBM facility to a global player in the Storage Industry, growing both organically and acquisitively, with facilities in Europe, USA, Mexico and Asia. From 2003 to 2014 he served as CFO and GM of Xyratex, during which time the Company completed an IPO on NASDAQ, saw revenues peak at $1.6Bn and was ultimately acquired by Seagate Technology.

Neil Munday

Sales & Marketing Director

Neil has over 25 years experience developing and executing business, sales and marketing strategies for start-up companies and new business units within leading storage vendors such as Arcada, Seagate Software, VERITAS, and SEPATON. As a shareholder and CEO of UK start-up, id7, he played a key role in the company’s acquisition by US storage vendor Fusion-IO. Neil is also Chairman and Director at demand generation company Think Pipeline and co-founder and Director at Fast Track EMEA.

Guy Sabine

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Guy is a cloud infrastructure expert, with over 16 years experience in Broadcast Engineering, Media Systems Engineering and Cloud System Architecting. Guy joined BASE Media Cloud following 9 years at the Walt Disney Company. At Disney, he was responsible for launching numerous global media systems as well as managing an international engineering team. As Technical Director at base, Guy brings extensive experience in implementation of best practices across cloud platform architecture, security processes and procedures and operating at scale. He is also dedicated to mentoring, team building and leadership.

Michael Clayton

Sales Manager

Michael joined base following 4 years working in feature film tech support at the prestigious Pinewood Film Studios.  Providing customer support for blockbuster movies including StarWars, gave him a fantastic grounding in dealing with the demands of high-end media workflows, delivery deadlines and best security practices.  With platform-wide expertise in post-production workflows, cloud storage, file transfer and media asset management solutions across the base SaaS portfolio, Michael works in collaboration with our customers to scope out new cloud-based solutions and provide technical pre-sales support.

Emily Wilford

Head of Partner Marketing

Experienced in digital content creation and audience management, Emily’s early career started at the Football Association. More recently, Emily has held a senior marketing position at Grabyo, a cloud video production service, where she established her career in cloud technology. As Head of Partner Marketing at base, Emily leads on all partner, vendor, and sponsor marketing activity for the business.

Daniel Silverwood

Customer Success Executive

With experience in customer services and project management across post-production & media services for broadcast, Daniel brings to base a customer-focused approach to operations and SaaS platform management. In his previous roles, Dan worked alongside BBC, Walter Present’s & Blue Ant Media, managing media libraries and orchestrating delivery to broadcasters internationally. Dan has a real passion for new technology, automating workflows and improving working practices for his customers. He takes great pride in providing his clients with excellent 1st line support and account management services.

Tarno Pusey

Lead Cloud Systems Engineer

Tarno is an experienced Cloud Systems Engineer, with valuable knowledge across a wide variety of IT infrastructure and media software systems used within the digital media industry. As Lead Cloud Systems Engineer at base, Tarno builds, integrates, maintains and supports a wide variety of cloud services for key customers. He also manages the technical support side of the business. He has a passion for cloud technology and how cloud and Software-as-a-Service is re-shaping the way media companies operate.

David Baleiwai

Cloud Support Engineer

David is an experienced broadcast technical operator previously working for SSVC, BT Sport and Arqiva. During this time, David worked his way through a variety of different technical roles. From classic ingest, live ingest and transmission control, working in a multitude of different environments and systems. David brings to base a working knowledge of broadcast & media workflows, ingest & transcode tools and industry-standard practices. Has a passion for cutting edge technology and the way it shapes the media industries

Thomas Hellier

Media Workflow Support Executive

Thomas provides our clients with support and media workflows advice and training. He is passionate about post production workflows and technology, having studied TV and Film Production at the University of Portsmouth, and gained experience as a Post Production Edit Assistant & Video Editor. He has worked on a variety of projects at company’s including Jungle Creations, MPH Film and Zoya Films. Thomas is an accredited Adobe Premiere expert and specialises in helping our clients move their post-production and video workflows to the cloud.

Jonathan Wray

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE

Jon brings over 15 years’ experience in Media Operations & Project Management to base having worked for a range of international media companies including the likes of Sony, NBCUniversal, Virgin Media and Turner Broadcasting. He posesses a lifelong passion for technology and vast experience in customer service and client management. Prior to joining base, Jon worked at TVT Media where he was responsible for the end-to-end building and implementation of various media engineering workflows, including the technical onboarding and automated delivery of materials.

Fayosi Olukoya

CLOUD SYSTEMS ENGINEER

Fayosi comes from a wide media support background previously working for Quicksilver Media, Oxford Royale Academy and ITV. He previously worked as an Edit Assistant, Film Technician and Production Technology Support Engineer. Fayosi has a keen eye for cutting edge media technology hardware and software. As a Cloud Systems Engineer at base, he supports and provisions public cloud infrastructure, cloud storage, data centre hosting, networking, virtualisation and software administration systems.

Peyman Bahadori

Digital Marketing Executive

Peyman is a marketing professional with over 4 years of experience in different Digital Marketing channels i.e. SEO(search engine optimization), PPC(Google Adwords), Lead Generation, Social Media, Web Analytics, etc. He holds two master’s degrees in MBA (Strategic Management) and Marketing Management. As Digital Marketing Executive at the base, Peyman contributes to Increasing traffic & sales, website ranking, and optimising users experience.

Ina Preka

CUSTOMER SUCCESS EXECUTIVE

Since graduating from the University of Westminster, Ina has worked in a variety of customer-facing roles. With experience in a range of industries, including media, business and, management consulting, Ina has an established record of enabling her customers to flourish. Combining her passion for cloud technology and her success in customer relations, Ina will be working closely with the base customers to provide the best-in-class first-line support and account management.

Ariel Buhlmann

Graphic Designer and Content Creator

Ariel comes from a creative background with experience working as a Graphic Illustrator for a luxury lifestyle brand, as well as working freelance and for London based photographic studio: Big Sky Studios. As the Graphic Designer and Content Creator for base, Ariel is involved in the creative design of graphic elements to provide an enhanced user experience. She has a diverse skillset in both creative and technical knowledge and takes pride in creating high quality design work with a unique flair.

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