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We’ve grown because we’ve been able to address our clients’ problems as they engage with the connected TV, multi-screen revolution

London, September 17th, 2012 – Farncombe, a leading provider of specialist strategy, technology consultancy and engineering services to the digital TV industry with a global reputation in the content security field, today announced that it has won a place on the high-profile Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100.

The league table, published yesterday, ranks Britain's 100 private tech (TMT) companies with the fastest-growing sales over the latest three years.

Farncombe has entered the list for the first time after nearly trebling its turnover from 2008 to 2011, a feat accomplished during the worst European economic crisis in living memory.

Managing Partner Dr Stephen Upton said, “This is a major milestone for Farncombe. We’ve grown because we’ve been able to address our clients’ problems as they engage with the connected TV, multi-screen revolution and its demanding new requirements. The Farncombe brand is also much better known today than it was back in 2008, so the message that we’re a great company to do business with has got out. As a result, we are delighted to be a partner of choice for many leading TV, network and media companies across Europe, Africa and South-America.”

Andrew Glasspool, Farncombe Co-Founder and Managing Partner, emphasised the fact that the award was a team achievement. “Over the last few years we have built up a highly effective management team supported by a group of tremendously dedicated and hard-working staff with a wide range of specialist consultants and engineers, all of them expert in their fields. They have all worked tirelessly to expand the business and enabled us to achieve this coveted recognition.”

Building on its acknowledged reputation as a thought-leader in content security, Farncombe has increased its portfolio of services, supported by a growing team of software developers with cross-platform expertise (TV, web, and mobile, and Android as well as iOS and Flash). A recent example is the launch of the industry’s first comprehensive piracy monitoring platform for TV Anywhere environments. These and other recent ventures, including an innovative new wifi-testing service, have already generated significant amounts of revenue. 

About Farncombe

Farncombe is the leading independent specialist digital TV consultancy, providing world-class strategic advice, engineering and design services to clients across the digital TV and entertainment value chain. Farncombe’s experience in digital TV is unrivalled, focusing on the commercial opportunities in multi-platform, multi-screen and hybrid IP TV delivery. Founded in 1991, the company now has offices in the UK, France and Germany, and is recognised as an innovator driving the industry forward and the ‘go-to’ source for independent and authoritative strategic counsel. Farncombe’s client roster includes: Arqiva, Broadcom, BSkyB, BT, Irdeto, Harmonic, Kabel BW, NAGRA, NDS, Ofcom, SABC, Top Up TV, UPC, Virgin Media and YouView. For further information, visit

Farncombe Media Enquiries:

Rachel Postlethwaite
+44 7949 883636

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