Antena was established in 1988 under the original name Dime Goch. We pride ourselves in producing high quality programmes and material on various platforms and this is central to our ethos. We have a team of experienced and energetic staff, based both in North and South Wales that cover a range of specialised disciplines. We produce a variety of content which includes factual, entertainment, music and youth. We have and continue to work with several broadcasters including S4C, BBC, ITV and Channel 4.
Antena have always strived to be ahead of the curve in acquisition and post production technology. We were one of the first independent production companies in the UK to install AVID’s UNITY system in late 1999 and became early adopters of an HD workflow for production in 2006. Over the last 2 years we have been investing in 4K capability.
Our Post Production facility currently consists of 4 iMac 5K based editing systems and 1 MacPro based finishing suite (including Davinci Resolve, Photoshop and After Effects). All systems are designed around FinalCut ProX, but also have the capability of running Avid Media Composer or Adobe Premiere if requested.
The MCR looks after all the ingest and studio recording. By using 4K capable SSD based recording devices we are able to go from studio to edit within minutes. We have retained the capability of working from many legacy tape formats – BetaSP, DigiBeta, XDCAM and HD-CAM. We also have one of the only HDCAM-SR VTRs in North Wales.
Live video streaming is becoming a major focus for Antena. We have been experimenting with video streaming for over 10 years – (in a time before YouTube or Facebook existed!) – initially producing a weekly 30 minute web exclusive version of S4C’s youth magazine programme UNED 5. More recently we have begun live streaming from live music events such as the National Eisteddfod’s youth Music festival “Maes-B”.
As well as winning our own commissions in-house we attract external producers who choose to bring their production and post-production projects to the company. We are also very proud of our new talent development process, having built tangible relationships with both Bangor University and The University of South Wales. Students are given the opportunity to work alongside our production team to create original content fit for broadcast.
We are always keen to hear and work with creative talent, to produce material for a variety of platforms and would encourage anyone interested to contact us.