the collectv

Great people, systems and services for the broadcast industry

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The Team

We’re an award-winning team of like-minded professionals with a combination of broadcast, studio and post production backgrounds. We met whilst working at ITV's London Studios, having allpreviously worked in traditional post production houses. This provided us with the understanding of working in a broadcaster with live studios for sport and entertainment shows. Our breadth of knowledge has since expanded as we moved into other parts of the broadcast industry and we believe that it’s this mix of skills and experiences that stands our clients in good stead when using us.


Soraya Robertson

Commercial Director


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An experienced post production commercial manager, Soraya was Head of Post Production at The London Studios (ITV) for 7 years, having previously been the Head of Post Production at London Post and Bookings Manager at Arena P3. In 2012 she went freelance as a consultant offering business, operational and strategic advice and practical project management to various media companies including BBC Archive and BBC Studios and Post Production. Soraya understands technical concepts without being technical and is able to form these concepts into operational service level agreements and cost efficient contracts for clients. 



Technical MANAGER

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A multi-disciplined cycling fan, Simon brings over 15 years of technical experience to the team. Formerly an engineer at Hyperactive, XS Hire and TVE Simon has worked all over the world, from G8 Summit's, FIFA World Cup's to BBC Springwatch, Glastonbury and The Proms. Simon is an expert in EVS, Adobe and Avid Interplay systems and has a strong interest and background in audio, stemming from his degree at The University of Salford.


Chris Sarson

managing Director


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Always enjoying making it happen, Chris started in the industry 16 years ago working in Nats Post Production as a VT operator and edit assistant on Avid and Final Cut Pro, before moving across to Evolutions where he also first started to use Baselight.
In 2006 he moved to ITV's The London Studios, where he became Technical Manager, managing people and workflows for shows such as Come Dine With Me and on site management for The Royal Variety Show. 2012 saw Chris move to Timeline Television supporting Avid, Adobe and EVS systems around the globe for major sporting events including  Formula 1 on location for Sky Sports award winning coverage. Chris is well practiced in providing support and training for logging, editing and workflow integration for most of the major broadcast systems.

Stephen GattI

media systems engineer


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Stephen comes to us with 30 years of experience in the post production and media industry. Starting from Linear tape editing in advertising to the first truly digital post house in the UK, through and into the non-linear world working on a variety of systems for short and long-form broadcast formats for the television industry. He then moved from editing to colour correction via a ‘product specialist’ and ‘support engineer’ role within an innovative global British software systems company, who developed ground breaking and award winning film scanning, colour science and file based colour grading systems and technologies. From there he went on to become an accomplished colourist, both in a full time and freelance capacity. Since we started The Collectv 5 years ago, Stephen has been working with us and our clients, where his experience in workflow, systems and data management have been invaluable in helping us to deliver our clients projects both technically and operationally with enthusiasm and an eye for detail.


mustapha khan

media systems engineer - trainee

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Mustapha has come from Premier League Productions where he has spent the last three years being a part of the media management department. He started out as a digital content logger during a placement year and then went on to be a Media Coordinator. Using IP Director, AVID, ISIS 7K and Adobe Premier to manage the colossal amount of media being used to produce a daily magazine programming for a worldwide audience. Having also recently graduated from Portsmouth University’s Television and Broadcasting course he is keen to use his fresh knowledge and develop himself within the technical broadcasting world as an engineer.

luke spencer

Technical runner

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Luke joins us as a Technical Runner from Bournemouth University where he graduated as a Media Production student in 2017. Since then he has worked as an intern in various media companies, learning the basic workflows and practices of video production and before joining us continued his development working on numerous freelance projects. Eager to take on a new challenge and move into the technical side of the broadcast industry, he now brings his practical experience to support the rest of The Collectv team and builds upon his knowledge.


Andrew Ackland


Andrew’s core belief is ‘Anything is possible’. He brings a wealth of financial and business experience having started his early life training with Spicer & Pegler, Chartered Accountants, before moving into senior management roles with BBDO and First City Advertising. Andrew has worked for a wide range of UK and international clients and thrives on the passion and day-to-day challenges faced by creative services companies. At weekends, you’re most likely to find him keeling over in a sailing dingy or waist deep in a river, fishing rod in hand!