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About Research-TV


Taking hard to understand people and subjects and putting them in the public domain. 

Research-TV was founded in 2003 when a consortium of universities, a research council and a regional development agency, led by the University of Warwick, piloted the use of video news releases as a means to communicate cutting-edge research with audiences around the world. By producing short video news items and distributing them to broadcasters to use freely in their programmes, Research-TV has been able to help over 30 research organisations communicate their research to people in more than 135 countries around the world.

Research-TV's service has developed in a bid to keep pace with the developments in new media. Now, every story produced by Research-TV is available to view for free on this website, on other online video sites (YouTube, Public.TV, OSTN), and also as vodcasts on iTunes.

With expertise in video communications, Research-TV's service has also developed from its initial video news release-only service. We now also offer services in:

  • corporate, promotional or information video production;
  • podcast and vodcast development;
  • employer video production in association with;
  • media training;
  • providing advice and consultancy in broadcast PR;
  • connecting broadcast media with tv-ready experts (Experts Live! Coming Soon).


Who are we?

Research-TV is managed by a team of 3 in-house professionals based at the University of Warwick in the UK and a selection of producers and crew. The Research-TV (and Research-Media) team is responsible for running and promoting Research-TV, including maintaining relationships with broadcasters, and overseeing other projects. Research-Media is our business development arm through which we generate new ideas for businesses and services to accompany or enhance Research-TV.

Michael Murtough, Head of Business Development (Research-Media)
Michael Murtough is Head of Business Development. This involves regularly reviewing the effectiveness of Research-TV's services to make sure they are satisfying the needs both of broadcasters and research organisations, and introducing the service to universities around the world. Michael's career background is in sales and marketing in an international environment.
t: +44 (0)24 7615 0092

Kelly Newton, Research-Media Assistant
As the Research-Media Assistant, Kelly is responsible for, amongst other things, the "Selling-In" of each new story to broadcasters around the world ensuring each story gets as much air-time as possible. She is also responsible for maintaining broadcaster relationships and developing new contacts. Kelly has a background in television production having worked on a number of high profile TV shows and documentaries, she also has hands on sales experience and has a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing.
t: +44 (0)24 7657 4702

Tracy Playle, Head of Research-TV
Tracy has overall responsibility for the Research-TV service, marketing the service to new clients, managing relationships with existing customers and partners, and maintaining relationships and projects with our suppliers and key contacts. She is also responsible for the development of Tracy’s background is in Public Relations for the Higher Education sector. She is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, and serves on the Executive Committee for their Education and Skills Sector Group. If you’re interested in learning more about Research-TV, Tracy would be delighted to hear from you.
t: +44 (0)24 7657 5910

Page contact: Tom Abbott Last revised: Wed 24 Jan 2007
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