Based in the North of England, Data TV was set up in 1988 by Brian Morris and Ian Hamilton Fazey to make TV documentaries on business and politics but for the past 20 years has concentrated on delivering bespoke media training.
We have a team of highly experienced journalists covering TV, radio, newspapers and websites, and social media. They include broadcaster and conference host Jim Hancock, formerly on-screen political editor for the BBC in the North West.
Clients such as Siemens, the Co-op and Lancashire County Council come back to us repeatedly for their media training and every year we expand our client base.
Our professional interviewers work closely with clients to make the role-play training extremely realistic. For example, as well as facing a reporter, participants can receive a TV ‘down-the-line’ interview where they speak into a camera while the interviewer is elsewhere. Our technical director is BBC-trained, ensuring our interview recordings and play-backs are broadcast quality.
One day courses for up to six people allow time for each participant to experience a number of role-play interviews and receive individual feedback. Over the years, we have learned much from our clients and have been able to develop our own training techniques.